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By Chris Schmidt
From Moab/SW CO
Nov 29, 2012

I have a pair of 5.10 hornets in size 12 which are pretty painful to keep on for longer than 20-30 minutes.

I am looking at picking up some size 12.5 coyotes and was wondering if anyone has any insight on how those fit. Street shoe is about size 12-13 and I have nowhere around me to try on shoes unfortunately


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By Superclimber
Nov 29, 2012

The orange master cam will compliment those shoes nicely!


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By Isaac T.
From Rockville, MD
Nov 29, 2012
What an amazing place.

Chris S. - I have worn 5.10's (even worked for them for a bit) almost my whole life. The Hornet has a fairly down turned last which you typically have to upsize quite a bit to get a comfortable fit. I have a really high arch and so with my Dragons (which have a similar downturned shape to the Hornets - I believe don't quote me it's been a few years) I had to size up 1.5 sizes. I wore 10.5's in Dragons and 9.0's in almost all other shoes...

The Coyote will stretch up to a full size. I would go with a 12.0 in the coyote and I bet you'll be spot on... an 11.5 may be to small but after it stretches you may have a good performance fit. IF you have really high arches I would definitely go with an 11.5 in the Coyote.

I wear 9.0's in 5.10 shoes but recently I got tired of my feet always hurting so my Super Mocs I bumped to a size 9.5 and I don't think I'll ever go back to 9.0's....

Hope this helps.


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By Chris Schmidt
From Moab/SW CO
Nov 30, 2012

thanks im not gonna grab those I am now wondering if anyone thinks a size 12 Mad Rock would fit


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By The Maverick
Dec 1, 2012

Chris,

I recently purchased the Five-Ten Coyote (ladies version). This shoe, by far, is way more comfortable than the Evolvs. As you know, shoe choice is truly a personal preference. My personal preference is to be able to control the tightness and degree of arch in the shoe. This is why I am a fan of "leather and lace"...lol Lace-ups, that is, versus Velcro. Leather will stretch. I broke mine in wearing them around the yard, stepping on rocks and climbing my two-tier deck. I have feeling back in my toes again. :-)

Another argument is I liken my climbing shoes to my whitewater paddling shoes. I wear Astral Brewers. They are super sticky (bottoms are made by Five-Ten) AND they lace up. Velcro loses its integrity after extended periods of use. Furthermore, any climbing shoe with Velcro closely resembles the texture and feel of a neoprene paddling shoe. Not a very grippy and secure feeling.

All that said, I hope you find what is mildly comfortable and safest for you. BTW, I wear a size 10 in street shoes and a 9 in climbing shoes.

Regards.


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By John Wilder
From Las Vegas, NV
Dec 1, 2012

climbing shoe fit: something you can only figure out by trying on actual climbing shoes. preferably at a good shop with a staff who knows how to fit you in a good pair of climbing shoes.

at size 12 in the Hornets and you can keep them on for 20-30 minutes, i'd guess that your average non-downturned climbing shoe size will be 11.5. Especially considering you're asking on the internet, which tells me you havent put on a bunch of different shoes to know your size.

The coyote is literally on the other end of the spectrum. You may want to try the Anasazis as an in between shoe. I'd guess size 12 Anasazi for relative comfort/high performance, size 12 Coyotes for full comfort/sock wearable shoes after stretching.

but seriously- go try on shoes. you cant guess fit over the internet, its way too specific for that. it will be worth the drive.


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By bearbreeder
Dec 1, 2012

buying shoes over the intrawebs without trying them on first is a total cr@pshoot ... most of the newbies ive known whove tried it have had to return or resell em ...

even within the same brand the sizing and fit varies

go to a store and find the shoe that fits best for what you want to do ... ignore all the people on the intrawebs who say "buy this (insert shoe) because its the best!!!" ... the worst climbing shoe is one that doesnt fit you no matter how many MPers say its da bomb

;)


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By Steve Reese
From MA
Dec 2, 2012
Jefferson

info.rockrun.com/articles/rock-shoe-sizing-guide.html

Since you already have an idea of what shoes fit, try that website. I saw they didn't have the Coyotes but that should get you started. Nothing beats going to a store and checking out shoes though


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