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I am want to buy a pair of climbing shoes...

I am want to buy a pair of climbing shoes for my boyfriend. We are both beginners, have been climbing inside for like a year and no more than 5 times. So I really am not sure what is the best choice for us. but if I go for this pair he wears size 11 for US MEN, so I am assuming one size smaller would be better for rock climbing shoes?

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Sizing varies largely from shoe to shoe, company to company. I strongly suggest trying on a few different pairs to see what works for you. Generally, La Sportiva shoes fit a narrower, more asymmetrical foot with a lower volume heel, while Five Ten fits a wider foot with a deep heel. If you can't try anything on, going down about one size from your street shoe is a good place to start. Happy climbing!