Anyone have a fix for the pressure point the elastic on these causes on the bone just below your ankle? I got a pair of these for multipitch and crack, and the pain the elastic causes is unbearable after a single pitch. I got these in size 9, wear a size 10 street. They're well broken in on the toes, just the sides hurt like hell. If there's no work around, any other shoe suggestions (non-laceup)?
I had the same problem, particularly on the inside part of my foot, where the seam between the elastic and the rubber rubs really painfully against the bone. However, I just kept wearing them and a month or so later they're the most comfy shoe I've ever owned. Hmm.. honestly a lot of the best trad shoes are lace up, I guess you could check out the supermoccs?
I bought these super small to get a good fit for all kinds of climbing. I started out unable to walk in them but they are my go to comfy shoe now. They stretched continuously for almost 6 weeks. They are the perfect marriage between comfort and performance for me now. Keep wearing them, try wearing them around the house. They will break in. The upper will stretch out.