You're hooked on climbing and you're finally ready to size up from your gym rentals. With a plethora of options, it can be difficult to narrow down the best choice for your first purchase. Fear not! We're here to help you think of what to consider when purchasing your first pair of Rock Climbing Shoes.
If you're a beginner climber you're probably asking yourself "what types of rock climbing there are?" There are many climbing styles, we could jump down the rabbit hole but for now, let's just dip our toes in - in this article, we'll go over three common styles of rock climbing: Bouldering, Sport Climbing, and Trad Climbing.
La Sportiva and Tommy Caldwell teamed up and made a sick climbing shoe designed for ultimate technical performance (and comfort, yay!) With a 4.2 star rating, most climbers agree that they're comfortable and perform well for different types of climbing, mainly those who spend more time on the wall than off (sport, trad, multi-pitch, big wall), although some boulderers have made good use of them as well.