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Title: shoe prices ?
Post by: strandman on December 03, 2012, 10:16:03 AM
Anybody else hear about this ?? A 38% increase on any imported shoe for 2013 !!!!   I heard that some prices are locked for the first 3 months but, have not confirmed this

The $200 rock shoe is upon us
Title: Re: shoe prices ?
Post by: sneoh on December 03, 2012, 10:26:08 AM
$200 for a pair of rock shoes?  I sure hope not.  Time to stock up or already too late?
I no longer see many good shoes under $100 these days (I bought both Katana Lace and Vapor V for < $90 a pair).  I think price inflation has already happened.
Will be a boon for resolers.
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Post by: M_Sprague on December 03, 2012, 11:30:14 AM
They just need to bring some Italian craftsmen over and make them here.
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Post by: old_school on December 03, 2012, 12:39:30 PM
They just need to bring some Italian craftsmen over and make them here.

Amen! Let's bring Heinz Mariacher over here and we can set him up with Peter Limmer! I can't do $200 for shoes. Evolv may be the choice from now on if that is the case.
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Post by: meclimber on December 03, 2012, 04:48:22 PM
man, i've just been trying to wrap my head around 150-160.  I'm a young(er) climber and my first shoes were muira's at maybe 110.  Then realized 5.10's were under 100 bucks.  $200, f*ck it.  I'm gonna climb in my sneakers.
Title: Re: shoe prices ?
Post by: M_Sprague on December 03, 2012, 05:14:57 PM
It makes another good argument for bare footing when you can.
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Post by: strandman on December 03, 2012, 06:53:54 PM
man, i've just been trying to wrap my head around 150-160.  I'm a young(er) climber and my first shoes were muira's at maybe 110.  Then realized 5.10's were under 100 bucks.  $200, f*ck it.  I'm gonna climb in my sneakers.

We climbed some 5.9 in Nike Waffles- the prefontaine models -BITD
Title: Re: shoe prices ?
Post by: xcrag_corex on December 03, 2012, 08:55:39 PM
It makes another good argument for bare footing when you can.
Im sure this will include ice boots too....guess its time to grow out the toe nails and cut the toe off my wool socks. Seriously though... Two-Hundo is ludicrous!!!
Title: Re: shoe prices ?
Post by: DWT on December 04, 2012, 05:48:37 AM
The Spantiks are 795 this year.  I'll never pay that much.  NEVER
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Post by: Admin Al on December 04, 2012, 08:31:34 AM
So Jihn, where did you get this information?
Title: Re: shoe prices ?
Post by: strandman on December 04, 2012, 09:36:41 AM
A story in the Denver Post a few days ago. They talked to Colin Lantz from La Sportiva

Grammy- didn't you like the tarantulas from Sportiva ? around $80 i think