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Climbing Shoes

If you're gonna get serious about rock climbing, then you need a pair of rock shoes. Learn here about the different types and styles of climbing shoes; uses of various climbing shoes; how to buy climbing shoes; maintenance and resoling of climbing shoes; and reviews of climbing shoes.

Find the Right Fit to Climb High & Hard
Rock climbing shoes make you climb better, harder, and higher. To do your best you need to buy the right rock shoe for the types of routes you do and then find the best fitting shoe. Learn how to find the right fitting shoe for your foot before buying rock shoes and your feet will thank you on the rocks.

Which Rock Shoes Should I Wear?
You're just learning how to climb and want to buy a new pair of rock climbing shoes. Learn the essentials here about what kind of shoes to buy and how they should fit your foot.

Climbing Shoe Design and Lasts
Before you buy a pair of rock shoes, find out about the different types of rock shoes, how they are made, what a climbing shoe last is, the differences between board-lasted and slip-lasted shoes, and rock shoe construction.

Getting Your Rock Shoes Resoled
You've been climbing all summer and your rock shoes need new soles. What do you need done to the shoes and who's going to do the job? Read this guide to rock shoe resoles, repairs, and cobblers to make the right choices.

When Should You Get Resoles?
When should you get new soles on your rock shoes? Should you wait until your rock shoes are almost worn out? The best advice is to get new soles when you need them and not to wait until it’s too late. Follow these tips to determine when you need a rock shoe resole.

Resoling Your Rock Shoes
Good climbing shoes are expensive. Resoles are inexpensive. Get your rock shoes resole and youll be surprised how much life they have left in them.

Taking Care of Rock Shoes
To ensure that your rock shoes last, follow these three tips every time you go climbing and your shoes will have a long and happy life on the rocks.

Rock Shoes Wear Out
Rock shoes, like the rest of your climbing equipment, eventually wears out. The more you climb, the faster your shoes get trashed. Follow these shoe-care tips to keep climbing in your rock shoes.

10 Rock Shoe Buying Tips for Beginners
The rock shoes you buy, even your first pair, is one of the most important climbing equipment purchasing decisions you will make. Learn here how to decide what rock shoes to buy and what kind of rock shoes you need.

Evolv
Evolv makes some of the best rock shoes available--and at an affordable price. Check out their models here.

La Sportiva
La Sportiva, an Italian company, makes some of the world's finest rock climbing shoes, mountaineering and ice boots, approach shoes, and mountain running shoes.

Five Ten
Five Ten manufactures a huge range of outdoor footwear, including hiking, trail running, multi-sport, approach, and climbing shoes.

Your Personal Trad Climbing Gear
Here's all the personal equipment that you need to go trad climbing with a buddy, including rock shoes, climbing harness, belay device, locking carabiners, personal anchor system, and a climbing helmet. Also shop and buy all the guide-recommended climbing gear you need.

Climbing Shoe Design and Lasts
Before you buy a pair of rock shoes, find out about the different types of rock shoes, how they are made, what a climbing shoe last is, the differences between board-lasted and slip-lasted shoes, and rock shoe construction.

Climbing FAQ: Should I buy rock shoes smaller than my street shoes?
Climbing FAQ: Should I buy rock climbing shoes a lot smaller than my street shoes?

Use Eco-Friendly and Animal-Friendly Climbing Equipment
Is rock climbing gear eco-friendly? Find out what climbing gear is eco-friendly and animal-friendly, how to buy equipment like eco-friendly rock shoes, and how to make your gear last to lessen your climbing footprint.


Rock climbing shoes help you climb better and the sticky rubber on the soles of the shoes make a difference in your climbing performance. Learn about sticky rubber on rock shoes, a study about sticky rubber, and how to pick a shoe rubber.

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