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    I'm not sure where this thread belongs or whether there's any avid climbers on here..

    I'm a beginner and have been to walls inside, mainly bouldering and sometimes with rope. I need some shoes but don't know where to start.

    I was going to go to a climbing shop today, but the prices seem to start at £70 ish. I was hoping to get something cheaper, seeing as they're my first set of shoes etc.

    Could anyone advise?
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    try ebay or amazon.
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    I think the boreal joker are pretty nice I think they're under £70, check em out
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    (Original post by Marcusattwoodd)
    I think the boreal joker are pretty nice I think they're under £70, check em out
    I second these. They are comfortable, affordable and are rated highly by many beginners and advanced climbers alike. They were recommended to me by a more experienced climber in my university's outdoor club, and an expert climber and mountain guide on a course I did.

    I've used them a couple of times now and they are great.
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    (Original post by pandaseattoast)
    I'm not sure where this thread belongs or whether there's any avid climbers on here..

    I'm a beginner and have been to walls inside, mainly bouldering and sometimes with rope. I need some shoes but don't know where to start.

    I was going to go to a climbing shop today, but the prices seem to start at £70 ish. I was hoping to get something cheaper, seeing as they're my first set of shoes etc.

    Could anyone advise?
    rock&run are cheap, best to try them on somewhere first though. My first pair were boreal jokers, but they have changed the design so not so nice now (in my opinion) though still a good shoe. For your 1st pair you don't want something to aggressive (down turned) or too small, though they should be tight. I prefer laces because I get a better fit but lots of people have velcro. I have a nice pair of la sportive which are comfortable and a pair of cheap red chilli ones which are more uncomfortable and not so good for smearing.
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    (Original post by Sir Fox)
    I second these. They are comfortable, affordable and are rated highly by many beginners and advanced climbers alike. They were recommended to me by a more experienced climber in my university's outdoor club, and an expert climber and mountain guide on a course I did.

    I've used them a couple of times now and they are great.
    Haha mine was the same I was recommended by climbing instructor, decent quality, affordable compared to bigger brands like scarpa, and so easy to learn and climb in!
 
 
 
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