hole in climbing shoes

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Andy
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hole in climbing shoes

Postby Andy » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:51 am

hi

i have got a small hole in one of my climbing shoes. i think it's too small to get resoled so what should i do, should i superglue it of something?

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Re: hole in climbing shoes

Postby proze » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:33 am

My gym shoes were getting chowed and one got a tiny hole in the rand above the toe, so I used Pratley Wondafix and capped the rand on both toes. Not the sole, as it doesn't have much grip, but the toe rand. It seems to be holding up well and has definitely prolonged the life of the shoes. I suppose the better thing to do would be to pay better attention to my footwork. :p City Rock also has those Stealth Paint kits on special atm, but I don't have any experience there.

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Re: hole in climbing shoes

Postby Andy » Sun Jan 16, 2011 9:14 pm

Cool, Thanks for the advice.

Another Question ...

I have been climbing in those shoes for about 4 months and haven't been walking around at the base of the crag in them or been dragging my feet while i climb. should they already have a hole in them?

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Re: hole in climbing shoes

Postby Justin » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:56 am

Really depends on your climbing style, check an old pair of shoes to see if they are worn down in the same spot, you may want to change your footwork a little...

Factors that influence shoe wear:
Are the shoes seriously tight on your feet (bulging toe)?
Are you climbing in the gym a lot (some gyms paint a rough/sandy paint on their walls)?
Type of rock you are climbing on (Granite would wear your shoes faster than TM sandstone)
Climbing style - the way you use your feet - Do you smear/scrape down or precisely place your foot on the grip?
Do you always use the same point (on your shoe) to stand on?

Sounds like human error ;)
What model of shoe are you using?
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Re: hole in climbing shoes

Postby gripit » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:59 am

A hole in the climbing shoes could be from a number reasons. For a example If you climb indoor you will wear through you shoes quicker then on Rock. Also you may want to check to see if you are dragging your toes when you climb. If you Show you shoes to a Resoler he should be able to tell you want happened. I have a problem where I drag the inside of my big toe and wear it out there. It is all about how you climb and what climb you are doing. Also i find that madrock wear out quicker then my RockPillars. So there are a number of factors that could be happening here. Hope this helps

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Re: hole in climbing shoes

Postby Andy » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:03 pm

Thanks for the advice!

I will try and place my feet carefully from now on.

Would you recommend having two pairs of shoes one for the gym and one for the crags?
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Re: hole in climbing shoes

Postby gripit » Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:38 am

Yes I have a cheap pair for the gym. Also that I can wear for longer then 10 min. And then I have my nice pair that only see rock 8) . I think after a few years my nice pair may become the gym shoes but we will have to see about that


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