/ Recommended shoes for limestone and slate
la Sportiva Miura .
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Lace or velcro?
Whatever fits best.
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On a serious not I like my Anasazi velcros for slate and greens for limestone. It's not my shoes that hold me back.
anasazi vcs do everything if you can stand the smell!
I have had two pairs of the laces, brilliant for wide feet (i have hobbit like feet), and climb a lot of slate and dabble in a good bit of local limestone, they are great for edging and getting onto and into small foot placements.
I know each person will have their own preference but i would rate these over the anasazi laces , ( i have the whites )
not tried the anasazi velcros they could be great.
true whatever fits best is the best advice.
I like Miura Laces. If you have really wide feet, Katana Laces have a bit broader last - too wide for me - but otherwise quite similar and lots of people seem to like them.
Anasazi blanco's for me. They fit my narrow feet great. Shame they are discontinued. I have 2 boxes of new ones in the cupboard. Should see me through until they re release them.
NOooooo!!!!!! (well, ok, really???!!!!) I have fat feet and Miuras, they are really tights so I keep them just for stuff that is hard for me, but when I bought them I tried on Katana laces and found totally the opposite to you - they were much narrower. This was a couple of years back now I guess.
I haven't climbed on slate for a decade, but I found a rigid shoe is good for those micro edges so I think Miuras would be good if they fit you well. Ondra seems to do quite well in them on limestone too!
I measured Miuras and same size Katana Laces and the Kats were 5mm wider at the broadest point.
This was admittedly when both pairs were far from new, but I know in general Miuras fit me like a glove, and my feet feel like they're swimming around in Katana Laces.
Scarpa's have a nice wide fit. The lace-up vapours are mega for edging but the velcro's might be worth a look as well. 1.5 - 2 sizes down seems about right.
Went with katana lace they seem to be doing the job cheers for the replies
Scarpa Vapour V's. Phenomenal precision for edging and smearing in my experience, plus the heel is good.
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