Which rock climbing shoes should I buy?
So what should you look for?
You want a nice tight fit – not so snug that it’s suffocating your foot but just tight enough to feel a little pressure, giving you a better grip.
To learn more about sizing your Rock Climbing Shoes, read our article "How to know which size Rock Climbing Shoes" here.
We all know money makes the world go round so it is inevitable that budget will be a factor in your choice.
There is a big difference between the top of the line shoes and the cheapest option but you can only work with what you’ve got.
Work out your budget and then look for the best quality shoes you can afford. You’re paying for the craftsmanship that will literally be sitting between your foot and a rock face, that’s a pretty big deal.
Different types of Rock Climbing, different shoes?
Another consideration when thinking about which rock climbing shoes to buy is what kind of climbing you do – are you a beginner or doing multi-pitch climbs?
If that is the case then you will be looking at neutral shoe type.
Facing up to a technical climb?
A moderate shoe type will get you slab climbing, across long multi-pitch climbs, and crack climbs.
Aggressive shoe types get you into position for a spot of advanced or technical climbing where you need a tighter fit for precision moves.