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Kathy B. Thomas · · Sampson Street Broomfield · Joined Jan 2018 · Points: 0

What are some recommendations for a good beginners climbing shoe? Will be doing essentially indoor climbing, and toproping on the weekends.


I have two choices but I don't Understand What it best for me ...

:

1. Evolv Defy

2. La Sportiva


Suggestion Plz !!


Thanks

Chris Johnson · · Boulder, CO · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 0

Stay away from Solutions and any other super aggressive (downturned) shoes. Look for less aggressive, flat soled shoes. Definitely recommend going into an REI or somewhere similar to try on a few pairs. The staff there will be able to help you out! I'd recommend velco simply for ease of use. I like taking my shoes on and off. The pro's for lace ups are people feel you get get a better fit since you can adjust the tightness along the entire shoe.

Check out these articles for more info:

https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/rock-shoes.html
https://www.ems.com/f/ea-how-to-choose-climbing-shoes.html
https://www.99boulders.com/best-beginner-climbing-shoes
https://www.outsideonline.com/1780086/what-should-i-look-my-first-pair-climbing-shoes

Best of luck!

grog m · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 70

For a beginner shoe choose whichever one fits the most comfortably. You want them snug but not overly tight.

No need to make this too complicated. Go to a local store and try some on, and choose the one that fits best.

ViperScale . · · McMurdo Station, AQ · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 240

Highly recommend 5.10 anasazi. Still my main climbing shoes years after starting. I have worn other more aggressive shoes but still love them.

Dick Stone · · Boulder · Joined Mar 2006 · Points: 205

I second that on the Anasazis!

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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