Hi, I am new on the forum . I would be very grateful for advice about rock boots or other footwear. I had an accident a couple if years ago which resulted in my ankles and feet ending up with rather a lot of titanium in them, ankles bolted and massively weak arches.
I have recovered my fitness to the point that I want to start climbing again. I need to get some footwear that is as grippy and as easy to climb in as possible, whilst also offering support to my feet.
I am considering buying normal rock boots in a larger size and using copious amounts of tape to support my feet. Any improvements on this would be good
If anyone has been in a similar situation, it would be great to hear from you!
In reply to Snugglebunny:
Obviously it depends what exactly you want to do with them, but for routes at VS ish and below (or the sport equivalent), I'd be tempted to look at a reasonably smooth soled approach shoe. Something like the 5.10 (women's?) Guide Tennie worn reasonably tight fitting could be worth a look.
I have a pair of boreal ballets as my winter climbing shoes (I can wear socks with them) - but i was thinking they might be a possibility for you as they have high tops and a stiff sole, so might accommodate / support your high-tech feet better?