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Sep 8, 2016
I'm on a search for a new pair of Multipitch climbing shoes for this upcoming season. I want something comfortable for a full day of climbing and I want to be able to trust that they can edge on small holds. The La Sportiva TC Pros seemed perfect, but the smallest size they sell is a 39 (I'm in need of a 37). Any suggestions?? Carly Rees
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Mythos. Em Cos
From Boulder, CO
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Sep 8, 2016
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butorausa.com/altura-trad-tige...

Very similar to tc pros, larger variety of sizes. Fairly good reviews, I am considering them, but already have enough pairs of tc pros.


Butora makes other models that might be better, these are closest to the tc pro, though, from what I can tell.

Mythos are not good at edging (too floppy), though they are comfortable.
Dave Schultz
From Saratoga Springs, New York
Joined Sep 11, 2011
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Sep 8, 2016
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Not a lady, but I can carry the flag for the Five Ten Pinks. Superb at edging, smearing (the one area TC Pros are lacking), a good crack shoe, and I have worn them 8.5 hours comfortably. Sizing is accurate/just smaller than street sizing for men, so I can't comment on how well they translate for women. Nolan Huther
From Clarkson University
Joined Dec 26, 2014
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Sep 8, 2016
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Mythos are great, I swear by those shoes. I'll probably always have a pair. They are great for long days at the crag on more moderate climbing. Also my go to for crack climbs, anything where I'll be smearing (frictiony granite), and long multi pitches. I've had two pairs, and several women I have climbed with use them also as their all around shoe. The only thing is I have never had to climb super thin stuff in my mythos, for that I go to my Evolv Shamans but you don't want to where those for a full day. Cassidy Thomas
From Salt Lake City, UT
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Sep 8, 2016
Carly Rees wrote:
The La Sportiva TC Pros seemed perfect, but the smallest size they sell is a 39 (I'm in need of a 37). Any suggestions??

It is available in 37, at least
Gear Coop lists as it being in stock on 2016/9/8
amarius
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Sep 8, 2016
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Do you take your shoes off between pitches? That will do your feet a lot of favors.

My go-to shoes are the LaSportiva lace up muiras. But they won't be comfortable unless you take them off between pitches. For me, that goes for any shoe, though.
wonderwoman
Joined Dec 14, 2006
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Sep 8, 2016
Carly Rees wrote:
I'm on a search for a new pair of Multipitch climbing shoes for this upcoming season. I want something comfortable for a full day of climbing and I want to be able to trust that they can edge on small holds. The La Sportiva TC Pros seemed perfect, but the smallest size they sell is a 39 (I'm in need of a 37). Any suggestions??


They go down much smaller than that. Most shops will order them for you if they don't stock them. Check with your local gear shop.
John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Feb 1, 2004
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Sep 8, 2016
Sportiva says they go down to 33 . . . size 37 (and others) for 25% off - gearexpress.com/la-sportiva-tc... nmiller
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Sep 10, 2016
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Dave Schultz wrote:
butorausa.com/altura-trad-tige... Very similar to tc pros, larger variety of sizes. Fairly good reviews, I am considering them, but already have enough pairs of tc pros. Butora makes other models that might be better, these are closest to the tc pro, though, from what I can tell. Mythos are not good at edging (too floppy), though they are comfortable.


Great shoe. I climb everything in mine
earl...
From Las Vegas, NV
Joined Oct 12, 2011
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Sep 10, 2016
I've used Scarpa Lady Techno for years and love them for trad/alpine. They are low profile so fit in small cracks, slighted padded, stiff for cracks and edges, comfy lacing system... Mine are older and leather, but I think the new models might have more synthetic material. Gretchen 81
From Durango, CO
Joined Oct 28, 2011
61 points
Sep 11, 2016
These are all perfect, thanks y'all! Exactly what I need to find a reliable set of Multipitch shoes for this upcoming season :) Carly Rees
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Oct 17, 2016
I ended up ordering multiple pairs of the TC Pros and the Scarpa Women's Techno X, and I ended up going with the Technos. They fit beautifully, great lace up system, stiff sole and good for edging. And although I've only tried them on a couple of sports routes so far (and traversing around my kitchen) I think they will fit my needs perfectly for multi-pitch climbing. Thanks again for all the input! Carly Rees
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