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charlesclaassen

La Sportiva B5

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Anybody worn these or know where they might be available? My 5.10 guide tennies wore out too fast, so I'm looking for a sticky lugged sole rather than dotty. Opinions on other do-it-all approach shoes welcomed.

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The B5's are the next level from the old Boulders. They don't hang up in cracks. They edge well for an approach shoe, have great smearing ability. They are supportive and comfortable hiking. You do feel a bit pushing through at the ball of the foot, but that is always the trade off for smearing and sensetivity. I have been loving mine so far! The U.S. Outdoor has them.

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evolv and madrock make some decent approach shoes(arent all shoes approach shoes?) and they are about 40% less then sportiva or five10 and will last as long if not longer.

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ya, but they won't hike any faster or climb any harder, even if they are cheaper. its not the gear that makes the climber it is the person and their mentality aiming towards success.

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and that is why you are entering your middle ages getting more fat and slower by the day, not coming close to even creating a tick list as you already know that you will never come close to your dreams. keep programming i am sure someday it will feel like success.

 

and on top of that your point is irrelevant as people need shoes as they do wear out rather quickly. so why not spend less and get the same thing?

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you must be talking about yourself, because you aren't describing me, and you certainly have no idea of what success is.

 

lots of people in the world get by without shoes, give it a try sometime. gear is dumb.

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you are right...only working 6 months a year has diluted the ideal of success to me. maybe i should return to cubicle nation like you and watch myself get fat and comfortable in the reflection of the computer monitor.

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real proud of ya there champ. good to see you putting all the positive energy you have collected during your time off to good use. keep it up.

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i will! and you keep getting fat and content!

have a nice day...time to go skiing with the dog and friends for the next 3 days. dont choke on your twinkie.

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i hope you finally find happiness someday, and lose your bitterness and contempt for the rest of the world. best of luck to you mr. llama.

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get a room you two!

 

how does the B5 compare to the Trango Trek? the TT looks more like a mountain shoe and the B5 looks more like a crag shoe to me.

 

Kayland makes some nice shoes too but the Valhalla Pure where I was indulging my shoe fondling fetish didnt seem to have the technical shoe out of the Kayland catalog just more hiking type shoes.

 

There is also a Montrail shoe called the "Car2Car", with a silly name like that you may as well ignore it from the get go.

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