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Best bouldering shoes

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Michael Mueller · · Wayzata, MN · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 0

Looking to get a new pair of shoes. My climbing style has pushed me towards a lot of bouldering lately. Looking for input on good shoes for bouldering. A pair that fair well for both indoor and outdoor would be great. I tend to climb more dynamic style routes with jugs and slopers. Any advice is greatly appreciated! 

Dr Strangelove · · Bend, OR · Joined Oct 2017 · Points: 30

The best shoe is the one having the most fun 

Alan Zhan · · Seattle, WA · Joined Jul 2013 · Points: 65

find a soft shoe that fits your foot

Sam Wilson · · Fort Mill, SC · Joined Apr 2018 · Points: 0

It largely depends on the shape of your foot. You’ll really want a bouldering shoe to fit just right so it doesn’t slip off on tense heel hooks and whatnot. I for example have a wider foot with a smaller heel and love the Scarpa instinct, whereas some Sportiva models favor a narrower foot. Go and try on some shoes, maybe even see if your local gym will let you test some out. It’s worth the effort to try on a bunch, especially if it’s your first pair of bouldering shoes

F loyd · · Kennewick, WA · Joined Mar 2018 · Points: 356

Something you don't mind landing on a mat in.

Ted Pinson · · Chicago, IL · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 195

Your question has no answer, but the answer you’re looking for is LS Solutions.

caesar.salad · · earth · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 75
5.10 teams.​​​​ I like to size fairly loose. Like flat toes loose. 
Nick Drake · · Newcastle, WA · Joined Jan 2015 · Points: 491

Scarpa drago if you like volumes at the gym and favor big moves on big holds and/or lots of hooking trickery.

Skwamas are great “smedging” on granite also, but a bit stiffer and far less sensitive

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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