I put the climbing shoe blog together for anyone interested in learning more about rock climbing shoes. I think the best info comes from climbers and people that climb in these shoes and who have taken the time to put these videos together. You can learn a lot by talking to climbers about climbing shoes.
The other reason I did this is to let you know that my friends Nick and Andrea have a really nice group of climbers working for them at Planet Rock and they can help you get the perfect climbing shoe for you or your kids.
They have a climbing gear shop at their Pontiac, MI location and are available by phone, 1-248-334-3904, for a free climbing shoe consultation if you need one. You can also purchase shoes from them and they will match any price. But the advice is priceless!
I’ve been climbing for about 14 years and all my kids climb. My oldest kid is the 2010 USA Climbing Female Junior National Champ. She climbs with shoes so tight that once in a world competition she almost threw up. Not my idea of how a climbing shoe should fit.
I like La Sportiva Mythos because they fit my foot perfectly and I buy them snug, not 4 sizes too small like some people I know. But I climb about 5.10 or less and I just want to enjoy climbing and not have foot problems.