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Comments by heyjoe16 (2)


Article: Start Here Part 2: The Essentials of Gear
4 out of 5 stars *woops,didn't finish there. It needs to be painful in the toe when you first try them on so that when you actually get climbing-as your heel adjusts itself- you still have plenty of grip in your toe.

Article: Start Here Part 2: The Essentials of Gear
4 out of 5 stars Good stuff. A note on shoes: My first pair were velcro 5.10's. I personally think that plenty of velcro-tie shoes work fine for beginners...so yeah. Also,after climbing for a month or two, I started to realize that my shoes were too loose. When I had tried them on in the store,they felt much tighter than a normal shoe should fit so I assumed it was what I wanted. The problem is that most(all?) climbing shoes have a heel pocket(some are more exagerated than others) and as you climb-after 30-40 mins- your heel gets more and more "lodged" into the heel pocket and your toes are no longer smashed against the toe of the shoe. SO basically, when you try a shoe on in the store, it needs to be a bit painful in my opinion.