Home

Navigation
Home
Climbing
Forums
Area Photos
Search
Search Climbs
Search Photos
Search Forums
Submissions
Add a Climb
Add an Area Photo
Add a Fun Photo
Quick Links
Rock Climbing Areas
Rock Climbing Photos
Ice Climbing Areas
Ice Climbing Photos
Gyms
Gym Photos
Bouldering Areas
Bouldering Photos
Artificial Walls
Artificial Wall Photos
User Links
Register
Today's Posts
Calendar
FAQ
Korea Links
Weather
Train Schedule
Korea Travel
Climbs by Province
Jeju-Do Jeollanam-Do Jeollabuk-Do Gyeongseongnam-Do Gyeongsangbuk-Do Chungcheongbuk-Do Chungcheongnam-Do Gyeonggi-Do Gangwon-Do Province
User Name Password
Calendar | Register | Lost Password?

Go Back   KOTR Forums > Gear > Gear Stores

Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 05-10-2011, 06:59 PM
nardthefox nardthefox is offline
Seorak Sender
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4
Size 11-12! Where they at?!?

Hey guys, the title says it all. I'm a new climber looking to pick up some new shoes. I wear a standard 12, and word is I need to size down to 11 on the average. However, it seems it's a little large for Korea (go figure). Any ideas where in Seoul (preferably) they sell sizes that'll fit the bill?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 05-12-2011, 02:16 PM
skinsk's Avatar
skinsk skinsk is offline
peace
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jochiwon (Sejong City)
Posts: 2,537
Jongno-5-ga is your best bet (Namdaemun, near Hoehyeon Station is a distant 2nd). The Jongno-5-ga area has a huge concentration of gear shops and the largest selection as well as the largest shoes. Quite a few "bigfoots" have been successful here.
__________________
"If you can't do something well, you might as well learn to enjoy doing it poorly." -- from a de-motivational poster, but I find it oddly liberating!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 05-16-2011, 08:34 PM
pk_00's Avatar
pk_00 pk_00 is offline
Seorak Sender
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: suncheon
Posts: 2
I went to Star-run in Gwangju to look for shoes. I'm US 11.5 generally.

According to conversion charts, 290 is something like size 14, however I could not fit my foot into a 290-sized New Newton (which was the only 290-sized shoe in the store). The lady there said that in Korea, anything larger than 290 is not available.

Are climbing shoes in general much sized-up, or these shoes in particular, or the labelling incorrect?

Guess I'll have to order my shoes internationally?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 05-16-2011, 09:37 PM
nardthefox nardthefox is offline
Seorak Sender
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4
Hey guys, I found shoes! 290s are NOT 14's!
I went to Jongno5ga, and went down a side road near Mammut (I think that's spelled right)...it was the road headed toward the river. There are a few shops (2 or 3) right there that carry large sizes and give good rates on their gear. I got all I needed and more there last weekend. They have all the way up to about a size 14 or so, so you should be set, mate!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 05-29-2011, 08:32 PM
na.wade na.wade is offline
Seorak Sender
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 6
Warning for shoe sizes

Hi,

After reading these posts I made my way up to Jongno5ga this afternoon and was pretty disheartened to find that there was NO shop that had more than a 280( korean ) US 11.5 . I went into a load of shops and as soon as I asked for the 'big sizes' they laughed / looked embarrassed that I was even asking!!


Not to say that the guys in the shops weren't super helpful but none of them could help with shoes. Just a warning that's all, I don't live in Seoul so had taken the weekend to travel up and look at all the supposed shops. Not that many, and none that could give me 'big sizes'!! Not saying that the other posters are wrong, just that at the moment it seems that 280 (US11.5) is the biggest they are stocking. They do stock lots of other equipment at decent prices.

Nick
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Trango Dolphins Women's size 7.5 (39) skinsk Buy & Sell Gear 0 05-03-2010 11:29 AM
Us Size 15 & Under Climbing Shoes Sanirang Dot Net Buy & Sell Gear 0 11-02-2009 10:13 PM
5.10 Mocasyms for sale; Men's US size 11 dusty Climbing Chat 1 07-26-2009 10:41 PM
Mad Rock Flash size 8.5 for sale dangerflower Buy & Sell Gear 8 11-07-2008 03:22 PM
Looking for size 12 (US) men's climbing shoes Melisza Buy & Sell Gear 0 10-08-2008 06:55 PM





All times are GMT +9. The time now is 02:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.