Why are some climbing shoes really curved?

Why are some climbing shoes really curved?

Olga Melech's picture
By Olga Melech | Jul 21st 2015 |
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sorry if this is stupid question, but what difference does it make if the shoe is really bent ? Thank you!

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Dave Thexton's picture
Climbing Gear Geek
Aug 28th 2015
Hi Olga, The more "bent" climbing shoes are great for steeper climbs. They allow you to put weight on foot holds even when you're climbing upside down! Hope that helps, Dave

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