Rock climbing shoes are specialised footwear that have been designed for climbing. They look a little bit funny compared to normal boots, but they help you stand on small holds and give you increased grip on the rock or holds you are climbing on. They generally have a close fit and a sticky smooth rubber sole which has been developed especially for climbing.
Climbing shoes come in many forms, and most brands have produced them to suit certain disciplines or levels. A flatter, slightly more padded model might be better suited to beginners that need more comfort as their feet adapt to the sport, those looking for an all day wearing model for longer multi-pitch routes, or those wanting a fit suited to low grade trad routes. A more downturned, technical and aggressive model might be more suited to those climbers that are pushing their limits on harder, steeper sports routes, or the indoor boulderer that enjoys hanging upside down! It's important that you are happy with your choice, as they are an important piece of your equipment.
We stock a wide range of rock boots from leading brands such as Scarpa, La Sportiva and Five Ten, that can be used both indoors and outdoors, suited to both bouldering, sport and traditional climbing. We have great value for money lines, ideal for entry level beginners, and a high end performance range for those pushing their grade. Plus everything in between! If you need any help choosing the right gear for you, please call our team.