/ Rock boots for damaged feet?
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!
One positive note is that the actual climbing will greatly strengthen the arches in your feet. Just avoid walking in the shoes :)
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?
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