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Old 03-22-2012, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I got my REI rebate back and am wanting to get into rock climbing. What are some brands of shoes you guys recommend?
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How much do you climb? I haven't been into it in years, but back when I was, it was tough to beat Five Tens. I'd look into Mad Rock though. Evidently it was started by a couple of guys who left Five Ten to do their own thing. The shoes look good and are very reasonable compared to the competition.
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I climb on occasion and plan on climbing more this summer. I will look into those. Thanks!
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The best answer would be the ones that fit your feet the best. Just like snowboarding boots, some companies are wider in the toebox and some are narrower. Fit on the heels is also an important consideration. A beginner should size their shoes to be tight without socks on but with no toe curling. Scarpa and evolv generally run wider, la sportiva runs narrower IME.
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I got my REI rebate back and am wanting to get into rock climbing. What are some brands of shoes you guys recommend?

I have been climbing since '85. Try them on and see which brand fits you best, like boots, comfort and a snug fit are crucial. I love La Sportiva. Miura, Katana, Solution
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