Another Great Climbing Shoe...discontinued. (Rant)

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MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 24, 2013 - 07:02pm PT
Why do climbing shoe manufacturers do this?

Is it to force you to keep searching the availability?

I imagine finding a shoe that you feel good about for the rest of your life makes them feel uncomfortable.

Thanks for your earnings being more important than our comfort.
DanaB

climber
CT
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
I imagine finding a shoe that you feel good about for the rest of your life makes them feel uncomfortable

Perhaps. But it's pretty good bet that for the typical capitalist, making you uncomfortable is a nice side effect of this sort of thing.
hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:17pm PT
Frustrating.

But............I bought a pair of Pingora's one time (approach shoe) that fit me so well, I ordered another pair while they were on sale. Took 2 years to wear out the first pair. 2nd pair didn't fit! My feet had changed just enough that the 2nd pair was torture and I ended up giving them away. The first pair must have stretched out with my changing feet.

Yup, our feet, especially climbers and skiers, change as we age, and not usually for the better. Merrills used to fit me great, now, not so much.

Boreal's are still the only climbing shoe that even comes close though.

Love my Ballet Golds with Lockers name on them! HA!
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:19pm PT

My Acopa JB's. . .
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:22pm PT

So long as Boreal continues ACES and BALLET GOLDs, I couldn't give a sh!t...

I'm WITH you Julia!!!...

;-)



Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:39pm PT
Me too, I have 3 pairs of Golds, all in great shape. Should be good for a little while anyway.

DMT
Mikemcee

Social climber
Mill Valley, CA
Mar 24, 2013 - 07:54pm PT
My Acopa JB's. . .

+1

I've moved on and now really like the TC Pros but, damn, those things are SPENDY!
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
What is missing from this page?

http://fiveten.com/products/climbing

The ONLY pair of shoes my wife can climb in, and she climbs A LOT...

Grandstones.

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 24, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
I'm so happy I bought 3 pair last year. They were my replacements for the JB's.. also discontinued. I went through a lot of money and pain before discovering the Grandstones. Meh.

I'm going to go peruse EBAY now...
murcy

Gym climber
sanfrancisco
Mar 24, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
High-tops: just get a good low-top shoe and sew on some leather.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 24, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
What size Grandstones? Check out The Clymb - they have some on sale mens sizes, 6, 7, 7.5 and 8; probably too big for you huh?

DMT
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 24, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
Um.. no.. I'm not exactly a Lynn-Hill size 4 pixie-type and I get them large so I can wear fluffy socks..I'll check out that site. thanks Dingus.. The place I was ordering them for cheap is now sold out. If you Google they are definitely still around...at full price or more of course. 5-10 outlet probably still has them, but with the gas money to get to Riverside it's the same as buying online.

Side Rant: I've been waiting for resoles on two of my 3 pairs for 2 frigging months now. Buy a new pair and they usually shipped out and sitting on my doorstep in 5 days.

Sorry about the griping. Just annoyed.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 24, 2013 - 08:41pm PT

"I've been waiting for resoles on two of my 3 pairs for 2 frigging months now."...


LOL!!!...


;-)

justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 24, 2013 - 08:50pm PT
Locker.. does he have to wait for the rubber tree to mature to get the rubber?
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:00pm PT

Maidy, though Lockerman is somewhere in the
vicinity of da bloot in CA, I think, he has a pretty
good turnaround on shoes. My .02!
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:03pm PT


"Locker.. does he have to wait for the rubber tree to mature to get the rubber?"...

That or it could possibly be due to hemorrhoids...



EDITED:

SteveW...

I am back in Colorado...

And so you know, turnaround time here is always one week "in shop" (Or sooner)...

I only accept by appointment, and keep the limit...

MELLOW...

;-)





hossjulia

Trad climber
Where the Hoback and the mighty Snake River meet
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:12pm PT
"Locker.. does he have to wait for the rubber tree to mature to get the rubber?"... great line, first LOL all day.

5.10 did the same with an approach shoe I loved.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:32pm PT
Granstones got the Ax ver a year ago....
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:45pm PT
Why do climbing shoe manufacturers do this?


pretty simple: sales
healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:47pm PT
Well, if anyone has any La Sportiva Ventors 41.5 or 42 I'd love to buy them...
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