Top 10 Rock Climbing Shoe Buying Tips
For the last two weeks we've been giving you some pointers and tips on how to go about equipping yourself with some of the proper and basic necessities of rock climbing. We already mentioned the importance of a good helmet to protect you from falls indoors, and falls and falling debris when you're doing outdoor climbing. We also talked to you about the need for a great pair of climbing shoes, but we just found an article packed with 10 tips on how to go about selecting the Perfect pair for you.
So you know you need shoes and want some help figuring out what to keep in mind as you look? Glad you asked, thanks to About.com, here are 10 tips
to help you pick the perfect pair, and get you climbing in no time at all:
- Buy at a Reputable Mountain Shop
- Buy an All-Around Rock Shoe
- Get a Snug Comfortable Fit
- Rock Shoes Will Stretch
- Improper Sizing is a Common Problem
- Great Deals Can Be Found Online
- Buy Used and Save Big
- Buy Last Year's Models Cheap
- Do A Test Run at a Shoe Demo
- Rent Before Buying Rock Shoes
There you go! Keep those simple tips in mind the next time you're in the market for a great pair of climbing shoes and you'll avoid the hassle of having to return them, or worse, having to climb in shoes that don't fit. Ouch.
Labels: Climbing Equipment, Climbing Gear, Climbing Shoes, How To