I'm currently looking for a new pair of climbing shoes for mostly indoor bouldering. I tried on loads of shoes at multiple shops (mostly la sportiva, tenaya) but unfortunately didn't find any shoes that worked for me in the time that I had. I seem to have very difficult feet to fit, so wanted to cast a wide net in case you know of any shoes which may be able to fit the brief. Heres the details so far:
Any guidance would be amazing, Thank you in advance
I actually wear Ocun Crest LU for inside, and apparently climb at least V5. They're sold as a comfy beginner shoe, but buy them tight and I find they perform well. I'm that happy with my first pair I'm getting them resoled in XS Grip 2 for outside use. It's all down to what fits your foot like a glove.
You describe my feet. I've always struggled to find a shoe narrow enough and can't stand the pain of curled up toes.
Now on my 4th pair of size 8.5 Boreal Zephyrs. Like those mentioned above, sold as a beginner shoe. Mine are good for 5b/c edging on slate and Culm slabs when new and comfy enough for all day mountains when broken in.
Sounds like my feet - having a massive big toe is a total pain for any kind of shoe I find.
Climbing shoes I buy tight fitting mythos shoes - they stretch a lot and become comfortable.
You have what's sounds like a 'classic' or Egyptian toe shape, and a low volume foot (and heel?). Wecome to the vague murky world of climbing shoe models..... suggest you look at the rock and run guide, and go from there. Several of the suggestions above have central toe shapes rather than the offset/classic it sounds like you need.
Just a general observation, but you might be better off looking at lace ups rather than velcro. I know that's not ideal for indoor bouldering when you'll have them on and off a lot, but laces allow you more precision in how tight they are along the length of the foot.
thanks for all your help! will let you know how I get on.