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Comments by Jrocketclimber (1)

Article: Start Here Part 2: The Essentials of Gear
I started with a pair of Five Ten lace ups and here is why I would recommend doing the same.
1. The rubber is so sticky- of course you will be further addicted to climbing
2. They are pretty inexpensive
3. You can fit them a little on the comfy side as a beginner, although you will still think they seem pretty tight at first. They will indeed stretch.
4.As you progress in your climbing and move on to more technical shoes, these will still be great for crackclimbing and long routes. I definitely still use mine years after purchasing them- super on moderates in Yosemite.

Something like the Five Ten Spire is perfect!