Climbing Shoe Closure Systems - What Are They And What Do They Do?

The closure system of a climbing shoe, may not seem like its most important feature, but it actually has a big effect on the fit of the shoe, the comfort and what types of climbing the shoe is best suited for. 

Here's a quick run down of the relative pros and cons of the three main types of closure system; slip-on, Velcro and lace-up.

The closure system of a climbing shoe, may not seem like its most important feature, but it actually has a big effect on the fit of the shoe, the comfort and what types of climbing the shoe is best suited for. 

Here's a quick rundown of the relative pros and cons of the three main types of closure system; slip-on, Velcro and lace-up.

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