Post by walkswithblackflies on May 14, 2022 13:36:13 GMT -8
By "climbing shoes", are you talking about rock climbing shoes? If so, they'll never be comfortable. Some are merely less painful than others.
That said, I have a pair of 5.10s that I use for 4th class scrambles and low 5th class rock that involves bushwhacks (Adirondacks), or sometimes I bring them on bushwhacks when I feel we'll come across short sections of technical terrain. I purposely purchased those a size larger than normal so they'd be more comfortable. But I wouldn't want them on mid-high 5th class stuff.
Also... getting them wet, then letting them dry on your feet, is a good way to make them more form fitting.
How's your ankle?
Hundreds of years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that my ruins become a tourist attraction.
i scramble more than climb, so i stick to approach shoes. 5 10 Guide Tennies are leather, La Sportiva TX3s are mesh/synthetic. They're both pretty comfortable, the TX3s have a more forgiving fit (the TX4 is a very similar shoe with a full leather upper, if one prefers that).