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3 Things To Look For in A Climbing Shoe

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October 31 2017

If you're in the market for a new climbing shoe, chances are you're reading this article because you're doing some research before making an investment on a new pair. While reading individual shoe reviews about another climber's test drive is helpful, every shoe, foot, and individual's climbing needs are different. Whether you're new to climbing or frustrated after having made a few bad purchases, this article points you in the right direction of how to choose the best shoe for you. 

Bouldering, Butora, climbing shoes, Climbing, Advanced Climbing

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