About the climbing shoe universe

Climbing shoes are no running shoes. They are tight and give you the feeling to never buy or wear these shoes voluntary. Not comfortable and tight: yes, dying: no.

The sense of climbing shoes is to bring pressure to the toes and sides of your feet. Only then it is possible to stand on the smallest band. The toes are standing a little bit and the heel should fill the back of the shoe completely.

If the shoes are too big it is not possible to get an optimal power transmission. Is the shoe to small and the toes are standing too much, the same happens. Additional it can hurt a lot.
Some shoes widen themselves because of the sweat, the ones made of artificial leather normally not.
Depending to the form of foot and toes the shoe has to be smaller or wider. 1000 different food forms – 150 different shoe forms.

Depending to condition of the feed (food tension) the shoe can be harder or softer. Also the tension of the shoe has an influence on how the food is hold in its tension. The more tension a shoe has the less it should be too small.

Beginners normally need a bit harder soles; professionals can have much softer ones. It definitely makes no sense for beginners to buy soft shoes, because the power transmission to the shoe and to the step will be not optimal. A too soft shoe then means: train your feed.
But if the soles are too hard you will tumble over the steps and the feeling for your center of gravity and the placing of the feed will not develop.

Buying climbing shoes is definitely one of the most difficult decisions of the life of a climber, even it the climbing shoes belong to the little wearing material of climbing equipment.


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