|I remain unconvinced on crack gloves, crack socks and crack shoes. When do you ever see Steph Davis, Pamela Pack or the Wide boyz in these things? Steph even rejects reusable tape gloves and swears by moccasyms as the ultimate crack shoe. Thin tape and soft shoes let you feel what you are doing - yeah, i know people will say they don't want to feel what they are doing, that's the point. But if you can't feel what you are doing, you don't develop the technique. So you keep thinking you need to where mountains of protection. It seems they are marketed to the group of people getting into climbing crack, suffering badly, and then they prevent them learning how to climb crack without (or at least a lot less) suffering, and thus perpetuate their market. People don't climb hard cracks in them. I have tried 3 different brand of commercial gloves and returned to tape each time. Maybe if you are romping up fattish hands that don't need much technique, they are convenient and less wasteful, but the moment it gets tough, like with your climbing shoes, you need to pull out the snug and sensitive version.