I disagree on the part recommending that beginners purchase a medium stiffness, flat shoe where they don't have to be as precise. I think that leads to poor footwork when you're first learning and it becomes a hard problem to fix.
Start them off in a snug, soft shoe and they'll actually be able to feel the rock, feel where their feet are going, and develop precise footwork from the beginning.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2019 18:12:53 GMT -7 by cozisco
I dunno. With hard soles you learn to stand on tiny stuff early on, since you don't need strong feet.
That's actually what I still do. Tried a soft shoe, and dismissed it. There's so much else that needs work, why not let the only performance enhancing tool do the work there? Do I miss out not training my feet?
Post by jetjackson on Jun 14, 2019 19:57:10 GMT -7
I've always been a big fan of the Miura VS for the type of climbing I enjoy doing - technical, slightly overhanging face climbing. I recently had a chat with an Aussie climber who now lives in Italy and is a rep for Scarpa. He tells me that I really need to revisit the shoes and look at something with a 'seamless toe box'.