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jabukufo


Apr 15, 2015, 9:38 PM
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Give flat climbing shoes a downturn?
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I'm working on a boulder problem, and the only pair of shoes I have is a pair of 5.10 Anasazis, and I can't afford to get a new pair just for overhangs just yet.

I'm stuck at a move where I need my foot inside a really tough overhang pocket. I just can't get my Anasazis to turn in enough to get enough friction on it.

Is there anyway I could somehow "warp" the shoes to give them at least a moderate downturn (I almost exclusively boulder, so I really don't mind having a moderate downturn on my only pair of shoes)?


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Apr 16, 2015, 8:56 AM
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NO there isn't.

Downtourned shoes are constructed very differently from flat shoes. There is usually some kind of "slingshot" tensioned wrap-around that holds your heel in the shoes and gives you a bit of extra power to the big toe.


granite_grrl


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If I were you I'd probably try to go out with someone that has the same size feet as you and maybe borrow their shoes to try your problem?


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