De kombinatie van fysieke vaardigheden en techniek heeft altijd altijd de meest belangrijke in elke sport, maar er is geen twijfel dat wat je kan gebruiken, je kan zeker een betere atleet worden. For swimmers, streamlined suits can help them be faster in doing laps. A well-chosen pair of shoes prevent ankle injuries for runners. Comfy shorts are chosen by volleyball players so that movement is easier. At that being said, sports climbers also have to be critical in choosing their weapon of choice aka their climbing shoes.


There are a number to choose from, but beginners face many questions. Do I pick one that's two sizes smaller than my usual size? Velcro or lace? The one that's flat or curved? There are many aspects to consider, but hopefully after reading this article, it will be clearer.


Usual types


This type is over-all the most comfortable type. They are designed to be portable for all day for daily use. Its usual flat camber lets the foot fit in a relaxed position, making it best for long multi-pitch climbs as well. It's great for the novice who does not want to sacrifice comfort and requires stickiness of a rubber sole.



The mid-ground of climbing shoes, this jack of all trades type offers a camber that is subtle and slight which makes it more comfortable than aggressive shoes. It's a good transition from the neutral shoe when you want a pair that's designed for more technical climbing.



Aggressive is the exact term for this shoe - just by seeing it you can feel the extreme camber. Its high heel tension lets your foot rest into a powerful position which allows flexibility and edging. Preferred by climbers who specialize in bouldering.