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Jul 19, 2016
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Yup it's a shoe thread.

So I have very square and wide feet. Normally this isn't an issue as I just crammed my feet into my climbing shoes. Alas I turned 38 and picked up some foot pain. I won't bore you with the details but I'm now looking for a wide climbing shoe.

Anyone know of a brand / model that will work with wide feet with a square toe box?

As a frame of reference I currently wear a LaSpirtiva Miria lace up, size 41.5. The length is perfect but they're too narrow.
Chad Miller
From Grand Junction, CO
Joined Nov 8, 2006
149 points
Jul 19, 2016
Miura lace is probably one of the worst choices. Try Miura vs, worked for me. Testarossa is also designed for wider feet HarryN
Joined Dec 21, 2011
115 points
Jul 19, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on Kamakaze 5.10a (Ozone)
Mythos fit almost any feet because the leather will (after a week or two) stretch to be exactly the shape of your feet.

But Mythos don't have quite as much performance is Miura in a lot of cases, so there is some cost to the better fit.
Bill Shubert
From Lexington, MA
Joined Jul 20, 2012
60 points
Jul 19, 2016
I joke that shoe boxes usually fit my feet better than the shoes that come in them but I've had pretty good luck with 5.10 Anasazis. I have the pinks and the VCS and they're the most comfortable I've found so far. DonGillespie
Joined Jun 5, 2015
8 points
Jul 19, 2016
Same here... total box feet. I really like the old Scarpa Vapor V's. They seemed to stretch in the right places. Can't comment on the newest version though... i hear they've changed things up. Just Jesse
From Methuen, MA
Joined Jul 19, 2012
10 points
Jul 19, 2016
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Might try Katana Lace, my wife has really wide feet and they work for her along with Testarossas Sam Stephens
Joined Jan 20, 2010
999 points
Jul 19, 2016
check out the new (blue) 5.10 quantums for a wide shoe that seems similar to a lace up muria. The dragons fit my feet perfectly(the outside edge of feet behind my pinky kinda bulge). Boreal used to sell a lot of nice wide'ish shoes. The only thing from La'sportiva that fit me were mythos's. It seems like all the Anisazi descendants are more of an average foot shape. Check out the new quantums and don't size them to stretch David Morison
From salt lake city, UT
Joined Mar 18, 2015
42 points
Jul 19, 2016
Boreal Satori D-Roc
Joined Jun 3, 2013
194 points
Jul 19, 2016
I have size 12/13 wide flat feet (great for smearing). My pool footprints look like a young big foot.
I didn't think I would fit in any la sportivas, but gambled on some tc pros (45.5)
best climbing shoes I've been able to fit into
StonEmber
From Raleigh, NC
Joined Mar 26, 2013
35 points
Jul 19, 2016
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Chad, have you tried evolv by chance? I have a EE width and have had luck with most of their shoes/models over the 5 years I've climbed. I usually fit to my street shoe. Some 5.10 models fit wide feet better than others beware. DoNstamos
From Subaru
Joined May 1, 2012
450 points
Jul 19, 2016
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+1 on Evolv and 5.10. I typically wear the earlier generation Demortos, but they're not made anymore. I wish Boreal would bring back the Vector. fossana
From leeds, ut
Joined Apr 30, 2006
13,063 points
Jul 19, 2016
I would like 5.10 to bring back their Pitons. I could wear them all day and not have sore feet. afemery
From Lebanon, NH
Joined Aug 1, 2011
76 points
Jul 22, 2016
i have med-wide feet and large volume/tall size 10 feet. i can't fit in any slip-ons.

i've heard that la sportiva aren't good for wide feet but I find that i fit good in Nagos, Katana velcro and just got some tc pros that are starting to fit better, but there is almost all of the the tongue showing and looks pretty silly.

I can't fit in any of the evolv shoes that I've tried on. same for 5,10's. Maybe because of my tall foot.

I think this just shows you really need to try on a lot of shoes and see what fits you.
splitclimber
Joined Jan 22, 2007
103 points
Jul 22, 2016
The 5.10 Verdon fit wide feet AMAZINGLY well. Steven N
From CO
Joined Dec 26, 2004
93 points
Jul 23, 2016
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I have wide feet (but with a narrow heel) and I have loved basically every scarpa I've worn except the boostic. Instinct and vapor have been awesome for me. JK-
From SLC
Joined Nov 3, 2012
21 points
Jul 24, 2016
Steven N wrote:
The 5.10 Verdon fit wide feet AMAZINGLY well.

Another vote for the Verdon! I have the lace (full size down from street) for aggressive edging routes, and the VCS (half size down) for all day trad climbing/multipitch climbing.

I also love the hiangle for hard bouldering.

Eric
Eric K
From Washington
Joined Aug 15, 2010
54 points
Jul 25, 2016
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I have Hobbit feet. The 5.10 moccs and Anasazi guides seem to be the best fit for me. The moccs will stretch a lot if, like me, you need that. Mathias
From Loveland, CO
Joined Jun 4, 2014
313 points
Aug 23, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: snow peak
How about this one?





a shoe to run and climb?

tulsontolf.com/products/qubit/
Sanllan
Joined Aug 21, 2014
142 points
Aug 23, 2016
Rock Climbing Photo: animal world
JK- wrote:
I have wide feet (but with a narrow heel) and I have loved basically every scarpa I've worn except the boostic. Instinct and vapor have been awesome for me.


+1to Scarpa for wide feet

I also have wide feet and have found that Scarpa always seem to fit my foot shape. I've used the Vapors and Instincts. The Boostics also seemed to fit well, but I ended up going with the Instincts on my last buy.
ScoJo
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 12, 2014
31 points
Aug 23, 2016
+1 Scarpa. Currently enjoying my Techno X. Stay away from Helix if you do much desert cracks: the side seams will go bust in a week. Patrik
Joined Jun 14, 2010
44 points


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