Newbie Climber...amazing shoe!
I just started rock climbing a few months ago. I decided to buy my own shoes for two reasons, to get a better grip on the wall and to avoid the nasty rental shoes at the climbing gym. These are unlined leather shoes, so make sure they're tight....they will stretch. They'll grip on just about anything, and they won't reek if you forget and leave them in your gym bag! (unlike my boyfriend's synthetic shoes...). I am a Scarpa fan for sure!