I have very awkward feet- Haglund's on heels, a very high arch and all sorts of other odd lumps (that I reckon have formed from years of wearing poor fitting boots) and am really struggling to find any boots/ climbing/ trail shoes that fit/ arent sore/painful- front pointing in B3 boots is becoming prohibitively painful for example.
I get that all these shoes will never be comfortable but was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to reduce the level of pain (particularly while front pointing).
I have tried on quite a lot of pairs and not really found anything close to fitting. The best solution here is probably to see an expert/good fitter- does anyone have any recommendations?
Thanks very much
I have quite pronounced haglunds, La Sportiva Boulder X don't give me any problems, I've also just got some TX4's and they seem fine. Walking boots i ise Meindl Vakums, B2 Sportiva Trango Alps (with a high arch support insole)
As for climbing shoes i wear
Sportiva Miura VS
Tenaya Iati - ok but not the best for my heels
Ocun Ozone plus - oknonce modified but a bit of dead space meant they didn't edge too well.
Sportiva teatorosa - fit well one modified but repaced by Chimeras.
Basically anything scarpa that isn't on the FZ last.
5.10 - anything from them is painful.
I have to modify the heels on all shoes though, I can send pictures if you like?
Leather shoes will form to your feet better than synthetics, I soak my Miura's then go climb in them.
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