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General => Climbing Gear Q & A => Topic started by: strandman on April 16, 2013, 07:29:10 pm

Title: shoes sizes
Post by: strandman on April 16, 2013, 07:29:10 pm
Is it me ?

I wore a sportiva mega for years, size 39.5,, i also has tightpair for hard shit 38.5... then a 40 and maybe even a 41. My vectors were a 42 and fit tight.
i now were a 44 ! Chili/Acopa and sometimes a 44.5

street 43/44

Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: sneoh on April 16, 2013, 08:10:37 pm
No, it is all over the place for me too with different shoe makers; 38/38.5 Sportiva, 6.5 Mad Rock, 39/39.5 Scarpa.  My street shoe size is 7/7.5 US Men's.
Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: Admin Al on April 18, 2013, 09:04:18 am
feet get bigger as we get older, unfortunate but true...
Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: DGoguen on April 18, 2013, 09:54:33 am
I find most of my parts are getting smaller.  :'(

The TC pros I bought needed to go down a full size.
Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: strandman on April 18, 2013, 10:38:41 am
feet get bigger as we get older, unfortunate but true...

feet ain't the only thing !  But 6 sizes ????
Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: old_school on April 28, 2013, 02:16:22 pm
feet get bigger as we get older, unfortunate but true...

feet ain't the only thing !  But 6 sizes ????

John, I started with a pair of size 42 EB's and the same in the Fire and Calma...then dropped down to a flipping painful 41.5 in the Mega!!!  :o  OUCH!! 42.5 in the Vectors...and so on and so forth. 11.5 in my Acopa legends and could have gone to a 12 easliy. Just bought a pair of scarpa Force x's in 45.5!!!! Definitely getting bigger and comfortable...like my waist line!!!
Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: strandman on April 28, 2013, 07:20:02 pm
Bigger feet mean more contact.. andmore weight, means better sticky//// always worked for me

My wife wear my old vectors now.. w 9.5  i can't get them on my feet
Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: sneoh on April 28, 2013, 09:49:49 pm
Today was a hot day so my broken-in size 39.5 Vapor V felt perfect.  Last weekend (COLDER), they felt a little too comfy.
Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: old_school on May 03, 2013, 10:06:08 am
Today was a hot day so my broken-in size 39.5 Vapor V felt perfect.  Last weekend (COLDER), they felt a little too comfy.

How are you liking those Vapor V's my man? Nice shoe huh?
Title: Re: shoes sizes
Post by: sneoh on May 03, 2013, 11:35:56 am
Absolutely.  I have OYNXX rubber on them now.  Really well made shoe.  I reckon I need to get better footwork since I went thru the XGrip2 in ~4 months of gym climbing this winter :(.  Grip2 is better than OYNXX in my opinion.