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

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Captain...or Skully

climber
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:49pm PT
Merchants are not to be trusted.
Sorry, JTM. I do hope you find your shoes.

edit: The exact nomenclature escapes me. Call them as you see them.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Mar 24, 2013 - 09:52pm PT
Merchants are not to be trusted

merchants or manufacturers?
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
Hmmm good thing my mythos are one of the most popular shoes ever.... But maybe i'd better pick up another pair... And my girlfriend wanted to toss my old ones... Sha right!!

I do miss the verde's tho... I hate sport shoes, they always kill me.. I guess that's the price of having size 13's!!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Mar 24, 2013 - 10:57pm PT
The day Boreal stops making Ballets is the day I... dig into my stock pile of Ballets.


The rock gods will be angry with Boreal if they change that shoe too much.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
mmmmmegas,, if ya can find em, then ballets..
adikted

Boulder climber
Tahooooeeeee
Mar 25, 2013 - 03:55am PT
LOCKER Resoles are the shizzzz....although my last pair never made it (i fud up the address) but damn he does a good job.... Sure beats a new pair!!
Nilepoc

Big Wall climber
Tx
Mar 25, 2013 - 05:44am PT
5.10 seems to be the worst offender. They have no remorse in pulling a shoe. I talked to a rep about it once and he admitted it is purely marketing and forcing us to buy new shoes. It also allows price increases because the "new" shoes have "better" technology.

Fortunately for me Sportiva is relatively stable in their offerings. The solution has been around forever it seems and the mythos is a 20 year legend of a shoe. Compared to some of 5.10's almost one and done offerings.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
Mar 25, 2013 - 06:42am PT
Doesn't help that they often name shoes after "famous" climbers.

I loved my Kaukulators, but celebrity is a fickle thing.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 25, 2013 - 06:58am PT
Since my return to climbing after a 30 yr. hiatus I've been wearing 5.10 Spires, but quickly learned that I prefer a Hi Top shoe as they offer ankle protection. The Grandstones looked like the ticket but were discontinued and none available in my size 12.

When did lo top shoes become the norm?
Anybody have a pair of size 12 Grandstones they want to part with?
Recommendations for a lace up high top still on the market?

Tad
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 07:07am PT
Thanks for the link Dingus - I believe there are two more pairs of Grandstones coming our way in the girl's size...

Finally found a pair on eBay that *hopefully* will fit me. The TC Pro's just didn't fit my feet well, these seem a little more forgiving.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 25, 2013 - 07:12am PT
I sort of figured they were getting the ax since they totally disappeared out of retail stores about a year ago. The only people buying them seemed to be a sleeper cell of desperate JB addicts with astigmatism who couldn't tell the difference. Relying on that^ is not a great marketing scheme. If they want to re-invent.. they should produce them in new colors and market them to women as well as men. DUH.

Just checked out the site Dingus recommended. They are way cheap. Just ordered 2 pair for less than most sites are charging for one pair.. I think...(checkout is weird).
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 25, 2013 - 07:23am PT
Recommendations for a lace up high top still on the market


TC Pro
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Mar 25, 2013 - 07:30am PT
TC Pro's are totally THE crack climbing shoe, but they are murder on the bone spurs in my big toe joints. They are also too stiff to cross over as a general all-purpose climbing shoe for me. I wear the Grandstones for all types of climbing and they are way more comfortable.

Now that I'm up to 5 pairs I should be able to rotate the resoles for at least 20 years.. actually... make that 30 years at the current turnaround rate.

Edit to add:

Anyone care to wager which gets here first? The resoles I dropped off on Jan 19th or the new shoes I ordered today? My money is on the new shoes.
10b4me

Ice climber
Happy Boulders
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:14am PT
Anyone care to wager which gets here first? The resoles I dropped off on Jan 19th or the new shoes I ordered today? My money is on the new shoes.

Rubber room?
I really like the work Tony does, but they do have a backlog
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:24am PT
Agreed! Scarpa discontinued the Techno.....the best trad shoe i've ever had.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Mar 25, 2013 - 08:34am PT
hahahaaa... old people shoes.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 25, 2013 - 09:16am PT


THREAD DRIFT:

"although my last pair never made it (i fud up the address)"...


???...

That's not good!!!...







locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 25, 2013 - 09:16am PT


"hahahaaa... old people shoes."...

LOL!!!...

MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2013 - 09:26am PT
Some young whippersnapper is asking for a cane across the shins...

;)
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 25, 2013 - 09:35am PT


THREAD DRIFT AGAIN:

I often wonder how Pat is holding up via all the incoming shoes through Nomad Ventures...

I was more that HAPPY to part with the area of the business...

Could very QUICKLY become overwhelming...

LOL!!!...

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