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Oxygym Climbing Shoe - Women's

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Stonelands VCS Climbing Shoe

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Dragon Lace-up Climbing Shoe

Five Ten Dragon Lace-up Climbing Shoe

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Jeckyl VS Climbing Shoe

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Katana Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe

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Oxygym Climbing Shoe

La Sportiva Oxygym Climbing Shoe

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Five Ten Arrowhead Climbing Shoe

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Tarantulace Climbing Shoe

La Sportiva Tarantulace Climbing Shoe

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Futura Climbing Shoe

La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe

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How to Buy Rock Climbing Shoes

Steps to Sending

Whether you’re crushing double-digit boulder problems or top-roping in the gym, the right pair of climbing shoes is essential for success. Rock climbing shoes have smooth sticky rubber soles and allow climbers to stand confidently on tiny edges and features in the rock. For optimal performance, climbers often choose a climbing shoe one to three sizes smaller than their normal street shoe size. The two biggest factors to consider when choosing a climbing shoe are the type of climbing you usually do and the way the shoe fits your unique foot shape.

Sport Climbing:

Sport climbing can involve everything from technical slabs to brutally steep overhangs. As such, a rock climbing shoe that will be best suited to all-around sport climbing will have a flat to moderately downturned profile shape, a balance of stiffness and sensitivity, and will fit snugly.

Bouldering:

The hardest moves in rock climbing happen at the boulders. Because of the focus on technical difficulty, a bouldering shoe often has an aggressive downturned shape, high asymmetric curvature, a sensitive feel, and are sized tight for enhanced performance.

Trad Climbing:

The best climbing shoe for traditional climbing will depend on the specific type of routes you plan to climb. Desert crack climbers often prefer a sensitive slipper with a narrow shape to fit cracks, while big-wall and multi-pitch climbers often prefer a shoe with a flatter and more natural shape and more comfort for all-day use.