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Jun 28, 2012
wtf is this garbage? got the anasazi velcros.... the worst rubber i have climbed on to date. its so hard it sounds like you are climbing in tap shoes on the gym walls. equally horrible outside. they edge well but stick worse than mad rocks.

words cant describe how much i hate this rubber

gonna get em resoled before i use em in the fall, thats for sure. id rather climb barefoot.
From NY
Joined Feb 25, 2011
4 points
Jun 28, 2012
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I've heard of shoes with oxidized rubber out of the box that need wearing down to get sticky - possibility?

I had a resole just done with Onyxx, seems pretty damn sticky (if that's what they used).
Matt N
From Santa Barbara, CA
Joined Oct 20, 2010
501 points
Jun 28, 2012
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On my third pair of Verdes. None of those issues at all. Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Joined Jul 23, 2010
160 points
Jun 28, 2012
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thats surprising. i love onyx rubber and the Anasazi velcros. one thing i do every now and then is use a wire a brush on the soles of the climbing shoes to clean them and remove the oxidized layer. it makes them more sticky. Darren Mabe
From Flagstaff, AZ
Joined Dec 12, 2002
3,820 points
Jun 28, 2012
I also have had no problem with this rubber, i think its some of the best rubber i've climbed on. frankstoneline
Joined Apr 23, 2009
22 points
Jun 28, 2012
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I think the Onyxx rubber is great, but I have noticed that when the shoes are new or just resoled they do need some brake in time. try some 80 grit sand paper or a wire brush. Rob Selter
From running springs Ca
Joined Feb 11, 2012
163 points
Jun 28, 2012
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What size are they? I'll gladly take them off your hands. Ryan Williams
From London (sort of)
Joined May 10, 2009
1,468 points
Jun 28, 2012
Perhaps the noise your feet make when you're climbing in the gym isn't due to the shoes ;) Because mine aren't noisy... G McG
From Victoria, BC
Joined Dec 6, 2010
1 points
Jun 28, 2012
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Fiveten rubber is great.

The different thing about it is that it takes a few days for the rubber to "open up" and break in. So the first day or two climbing with them they will not be that great. Just use them in the gym a bit till they break in. Then they'll be great =)
Ethan Henderson
From Silverdale, WA
Joined Oct 11, 2010
675 points
Jul 4, 2012
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The Dread Pirate Killis wrote:
Onyxx is doodoo, they fucked up bigtime when they switched from C4. Not buying those, again. Sorry you found out the same way I did. Seems like that crap sticks better in cool temps, if that helps. I wear mine our slowly on gumby climbs in the winter. Switched to Blancos and teal Women's anasazi til they figure out their mistake and correct it. Pontas climb about the same and rubber is not AS shitty. Often cheap, too. Decent heel. Hope that helps. For those that like the Verdes, try the Blancos and see if you aren't impressed. WAAAAAY better.

I have both, I climb more in the Verdes (I think about 95% last year was in Verdes). I also just picked up a pair of Rogues.

Ray Pinpillage
From West Egg
Joined Jul 23, 2010
160 points
Aug 5, 2012
From San Francisco
Joined Oct 6, 2011
116 points
Aug 5, 2012
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Just came across this post at work...boulderbum, thanks for making me laugh on a slow and boring Sunday at the shop...Hope you're enjoying them now! Ely Finucane
From Lakewood, Colorado
Joined Nov 7, 2010
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