Which are the best climbing shoes?

Climbing | how to choose climbing shoes for beginners?

Have you got into challenging yourself after your first experience with climbing? Then come and find a pair of indoor or outdoor climbing shoes for beginners. So that you can have a more comfortable and pleasant experience in climbing.

1/ Which climbing shoes are suitable for beginners?

The most suitable climbing shoes for beginners(also known as rock climbing, generally referring to indoor or outdoor climbing sports), the sole is flat, and the shoe body is not so asymmetrical. This is because arched soles (think of it as easier to wrap small feet) and very asymmetrical climbing shoes can be uncomfortable to wear.

Beginners climber who is not used to wearing climbing shoes, so they might feel pain when wearing advanced climbing shoes

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2/ Is it necessary for beginners to wear climbing shoes

Except for indoor rock climbing centers, there is no mandatory requirement to wear climbing shoes in general, but if you do not wear climbing shoes for beginners, your climbing ability will be greatly reduced.

Climbing shoes are very different from other sports shoes. Climbing shoes provide extra grip on uneven rock surfaces, not just the sole, but the sides, heel, and toe are also designed to be non-slip.

Climbing shoes also have a different fit and are designed to cover your foot firmly, leaving no room for slippage. The purpose of this is that the power of the sole can be more fully utilized, and at the same time "feel" the rock by your foot.

It might also be fun to try rock climbing in regular sneakers, but because of the differences above, you're going to be very uncomfortable, not to mention less stable. Compared with climbing shoes, general sports shoes can't do any of the above, and even if they have a certain function, especially for beginners, it will be very painful to wear them climbing every day.

3/ Which climbing shoes are the best for beginners?

The best climbing shoes for beginners should be comfortable shoes with flat soles so that you can get used to climbing in climbing shoes with or without socks. High-quality rubber on the sole, heel, and toe, also provides a good grip on indoor rocks and rock walls.

For frequent rock climbing enthusiasts, a pair of well-fitting climbing shoes is very important and indispensable rock climbing equipment. To ensure that the climbing shoes have a snug fit, remember to try on a few more pairs before making a decision, especially paying attention to the feeling of the toe and heel. In addition to the pursuit of a fit, try to keep the whole foot in the shoe with some space, similar to the tightness of wearing a sock. Since everyone's foot is different, with a variety of foot widths and arches, Simond has designed a wide range of mid-level climbing shoes to choose from.

Climbing or bouldering shoes, chosen by advanced climbers, may have a particularly asymmetrical shape or an extremely downwardly curved sole, to provide the best grip on a variety of rocks or blocks on steep routes or difficult ground forces. And the toe cap will also have a much tighter fit to ensure true power across the entire foot. Climbers of this level will require different flexibility for the rubber of the sole, to meet the needs of sticking, side stepping, and various foot styles.

No matter which shoe you choose, don't forget to keep the soles as clean and dry as possible to avoid transferring mud onto the rock, not only indoors, but also outdoors.

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