Climbing · Shoes
Climbing Shoes Frequently Asked Questions
Beginners need neutral climbing shoes to get a feel for the sport. A neutral climbing shoe has a flat to mild curve. As you gain climbing experience, you may want to move on to a more aggressive shoe.
An aggressive climbing shoe has a pronounced downturned curve, designed to strengthen experienced climbers’ feet on single pitch climbs and small holds. Aggressive climbing shoes often have an asymmetrical shape to help with foot placement.
Yes, climbing shoes are designed to mould to your feet (without cutting off circulation) to give you control and precision on small footholds. It’s a good idea to slightly curl your toes when you try on shoes to ensure they won’t be too big once broken in.