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nswelton


Oct 8, 2011, 9:56 AM
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best thin finger crack shoe for weird feet
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i know i'm going to get tons of different answers, but i'm looking for some new options for shoes that excel at indian creek-style thin splitters... and i also have a messed up foot. the tendons on the bottom of my middle toes are too short, so i have this thing called a cockup deformity. (if you google image it you'll find some weird stuff). basically i can't straighten the toe out and it's always 45 degrees bent at the last digit, which can make jamming thin cracks even more painful. i dont really fit a sportiva asym last, as my middle toes are as long as my big toe, and i climb best in anasazis. so. that's my foot. any suggestions? i've never liked mocs, a little too floppy for my taste.


JohnCook


Oct 8, 2011, 1:21 PM
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I have a similar problem with second toe being bent. I also love crack climbing, down to thin fingers (hard with my big banana digits) and use Red Chilli spirit velcro. They accomodate my wierd toes but still have a low enough profile to allow insertion into thin cracks. The distrubutor in the US is excalibur, based in Utah.
As usual with shoes this is a personal choice, but many of my UK crack climbing friends also like them.
Good luck on the search. Try and find a place to try on and use any shoes before you buy.


Brickyardgreg


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The evolv demorto looks like it might fit your needs. They're made for climber with Morton toe, and has a nice last with good coverage for good jamming. I'm looking at them myself for long climbs and cracks as my more agressive shoes arent ideal for jamming. Good luck.


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