Dont be afraid to size way down
I purchased the Scarpa Veloce climbing shoe as my first climbing shoe ever. I normally wear a size 9, and unknowingly I didn't size down enough when purchasing a size 40. They are excellent for comfort and still work well (climbed 5.11 & lead 5.10's in them) but anything with super edgy footwork is definitely tougher than it should be. Great beginner shoe, but very stretchy toe box so size down alot! If I were to purchase these again I would likely go with a 37 or 37.5.