I like any somewhat loose fitting soft shoe. I've had Mythos, Mocasyms, Voloce's, and TC pros (not my favorite for pure slab). Currently I have a couple pairs of older mythos. IMO about the only thing they are good for is slab climbing. I really think any soft slipper that fits your foot will do for slabbing. Stone/LK/LG season is here!
By Ryan Williams Administrator From London (sort of) Dec 13, 2012
TJ Souther wrote:
Hey guys, I'm looking for a pair of new climbing shoes that will be used primarily on slabby/friction climbs...any advice as to some good "sticky" shoe models I might check out?
I've worn out more than one pair of Acopas on NC granite. Any of their less aggressive models will do - they are so comfy and very sticky rubber. I think the Merlins were my favorite. But they went out of business when JB passed so they are hard to find.
After that, 5.10 rubber is great for the Glass, the Bald, etc. Hard wearing but still sticky. All depends on your feet though.
I saw grandstones thrown out there and I can't say anything else other than that I would highly advise against them for slab. I do that stuff in anastazis but its hard to go wrong with shoes and rubber these days.
By Ryan Williams Administrator From London (sort of) Dec 14, 2012
Allen Corneau wrote:
The website seems active. Are you really sure they're out of business?
I guess anything is possible. I know people tried to step in and keep things going but they weren't making any shoes last year when I tried to get more. If you want some it's worth asking around. Supertopo is probably the best place to get info.