Gear Review

5 5

Nice Shoes

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been climbing for about 6 years now, mostly indoors and outdoors on some weekends. These are great for most climbs and I've only been unable to climb with these when using the smallest of footholds (when they slip off them), because the edges are fairly rounded. I don't usually have to worry about this though when climbing most routes.

I am aware that these are all-around, low-cost climbing shoes not made for about sizing for you guys- If these are your FIRST PAIR of climbing shoes you'll need something that fits snug so your toes just curve over a little. At a beginner level I wouldn't necessarily listen to what other guys are saying about going down a full size anything specific, and are therefore a common choice for beginners (I've seen several asking about what size to get here.) I'd like to clear a few things up or more. Climbing shoes are already made to be small for you're normal shoe size. If you've been climbing a while and are used to climbing shoes, it feels a lot easier to go down that much in size.

Try your regular shoe size first, which will give a tight but snug fit. Mine took about a month of climbing (2-3 times per week) to stretch just a little bit. They don't feel like they've stretched any more since, and when they do the fit seems more comfortable.

Overall these are awesome shoes for all-around climbing.

Nice Shoes