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false's picture
Mar 29th 2016
The best advice I can give you is to try on as many climbing shoes as you can before you buy a pair. Look for a shoe that fits your foot tightly without any dead spaces but without causing discomfort. I recommend a "all round" climbing shoe not to aggressive but gives you confidence to climb more technical routes. This is the middle of the range shoe which is not marketed for "beginners" or the top model with anti-gravity rubber. My picks are the Anasazi VCS, Scarpa Vapor V and the La Sportiva Miura. I hope this advice helps you an please let me know what you decide.

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E9 clothes...thoughts?

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false's picture
Mar 15th 2016
The La Sportiva Otaki and Skwama are built on the same PD75 last compared to the Solutions PD80 meaning they are slightly less asymmetrical compared to the Solutions and hence slightly less agressive. The Solution uses a 1.1mm LaspoFlex P3 midsole with a 4mm Vibram XS Grip 2 half sole compared to the softer Skwama which uses a 0.8mm midsole with a split 4mm XS Grip 2 half sole and the stiffer Otaki which uses a 1.1mm midsole with a 4mm XS Edge 3/4 sole. I'd love to get my hands on a pair of either too post a descent review. I hopes this helps.

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info's picture
Mar 14th 2016
Hi, Picture of repaired Futura can be seen on this link. Fell free to contact me for more info or pictures on info@shoedoctor.eu http://www.shoedoctor.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/futura2_shoedoctor_s.jpg

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plehti's picture
Mar 14th 2016
The sizing of Scarpa Vapor V and Vapor Lace are similar. Matt Groom, EpicTV Climbing editor says on Long Term review: "I went for a 8.5 UK size, with my street shoe normally a 9 UK. My toes are still crimped at the end but not as much as I usually prefer. I found the heel fit quite surprising as it wasn’t as snug as I was expecting, although this might just be my foot shape." You can read the whole Scarpa Vapor Lace review from http://www.epictv.com/photo/article/climbing/scarpa-vapor-lace-long-term-test

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plehti's picture
Mar 14th 2016
Scarpa Vapor Lace has a Vibram XS Edge rubber sole, which stretches the entire length of the shoe, rather than stopping mid-way like the Vapor Velcro model.

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plehti's picture
Mar 14th 2016
The upper of The Scarpa Vapor Lace shoes is so called ‘single piece synthetic upper’, which makes the Vapor Lace climbing shoes ridiculously comfortable when you put them on. The single piece upper means there is no uncomfortable stitching on the inside and my foot feels encased and protected by the shoe. The Single piece synthetic upper is certainly an improved feel to the other Scarpa shoes. Please read our full EpicTV product review from http://www.epictv.com/photo/article/climbing/scarpa-vapor-lace-long-term-test

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