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Feb 6, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Running it out on easy slab. "No where is tha...
Sportiva Megas - The Kauks were before my time but the Megas took me up MANY a hard and long granite route when I was first really learning. Fond memories of that board last.
From TX
Joined Jun 2, 2006
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Feb 6, 2013
La Sportiva Synchros- best edging shoe ever.
La Sportiva Kaukulators, first generation- versatile and super comfy, great tower/Valley shoe.
Boreal Lasers, first generation- awesome, sensitive shoe.
Boreal Aces, first generation- the black/green thread ones, great on granite.
Green Shoenards- best can't feel a thing I'm standing on edging shoes ever.
Joined Jan 1, 2001
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Feb 6, 2013
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+1 on the UFO's. best shoe I've ever owned. Resoled them till I could smell them from a mile away and not one of my partners would touch them. Sisyphus
From Amherst, MA
Joined Dec 31, 2009
101 points
Feb 6, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Right Pile, Big Cottonwood Canyon, summer 2008.
Out of the shoes already mentioned, my favorites are the Boreal Vector, LaSportiva Kaukulator, LaSportiva Cobra and the LaSportiva Mantra of which I still have a near mint pair that I climb in spasely. The Five Ten UFO's were great at the time. They should definetly bring back the V10 model despite me not liking them and not fitting my foot. The LaSportiva Syncro was an insane edging shoe if you have an overall narrow foot. And you couldn't go wrong with Boreal Lasers or Aces. I think Boreal is like Five Ten in that they have retired many fan favorites. Unlike LaSportiva which I think tend to bring back proven designs ala the TC Pro. The Five Ten Anasazi Mesa is an absolute beast and is my favorite edging shoe ever.

I would like to add the Boreal Bamba and LaSportiva Mirage to the list along with the Boreal Stinger. Also the LaSportiva Mistral velcro slipper was one of my favorites at the time. In the early 90's I always saw Bambas on Lynn Hill's feet so that was enough for me. The Mirage was groundbreaking at the time of their release and what was going on in grade exploration.

The LaSportiva Viper's are very good shoes. But bring back the Anasazi Mesa's! Smith rock is calling... I think Scarpa may produce a current edging machine model that is similar. Does anyone have any insight?
skinny legs and all
From Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Joined Jun 23, 2009
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Feb 7, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Da Bugs
Scarpa Technos. (and before someone points it out, my size hasn't been on sale anywhere months if not longer.) If you have a small foot, like, 40 mens, enjoy sweet trad shoes for $30. Sean H
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