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Climbing shoes

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:50 am
by seventysixjen
Just picking up some off season fun - I REALLY like climbing. Any vegan climbing shoe suggestions?

Thanks!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:46 pm
by dublin dave
Check out http://www.evolvesports.com/products.htm for vegan friendly climbing shoes.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:16 pm
by SpugFab
I have two pairs of Evolv shoes. I don't think you'll be disappointed in them. The bandits have picked up some admiring comments at the wall.

I persisted with the bandits for a while (perhaps due to the admiring comments), but the pair I have are a little too small to wear for a prolonged period. I'm not a good enough climber to justify the pain. I moved up a size.

So if anyone in the UK fancies a pair of size 10s let me know.

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:46 am
by seventysixjen
thanks folks!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:25 am
by Dave Noisy
I've been pretty happy with my Anasazi's. =)

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:27 pm
by seventysixjen
I'll check those out!

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:52 am
by Frostfire
I've had a pair of Montrails that I've really liked for bouldering, but they are not the best for sport climbing. I can't even remember the model name, they are getting a little old . . .

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:08 am
by V VII Hero
I boulder and rock climb barefoot. nature's best show, IMO.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:47 am
by chriss
FiveTen climbing shoes are all vegan & are the best shoe maker in my opion, best rubber, but watch the heels on some models.

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 11:36 am
by Clem Snide
I'm only a dabbler in the climbing world, but another vote for the Evolv shoes - I have a pair that have served me well for about four years of casual climbing.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:09 pm
by remixrobot
Just a not. Five Ten shoes ARE NOT all vegan. Even though they might be some of the best climbing shoes ever made...many have leather uppers.

Its a bummer because the Moccasym is the best crack climbing shoe I have found.

Evolve shoes are the only all vegan shoe company out there.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 6:03 pm
by chriss
Sorry, thought all 5.10 were vegan. anasazi velcro are so i beleive & this is the only shoe you will ever need. ps i herer 5.10 are going to do a vegan moccasym at some point.

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:32 am
by Dave Noisy
[quote="chriss"]Sorry, thought all 5.10 were vegan. anasazi velcro are so i beleive & this is the only shoe you will ever need. ps i herer 5.10 are going to do a vegan moccasym at some point.

I'm planning to get the velcro next (have the laced ones) - they're worth it, eh?

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 10:22 am
by chriss
Yes they are well worth it a really good performance shoe, i assume you have the pinks at present? they are not as stiff & some people dont like the heels even though they have been re designed recently.
Again the five.ten rubber is the best about.
Im not an 8a climber, but they are good.
ps i dont work for five.ten haha...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:33 pm
by Frostfire
DN - what sort of climbing do you do again? I found velcro's were great for bouldering, but my next shoes are going to be lace-up's for some sport and all trad climbing.