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Quick Tip: How to Size and Break in New Climbing Shoes

It can be difficult to find the right size climbing shoes. Some people will tell you to wear them so tight they’ll cause injury, others wear them so loose they lose all precision. Paige Claassen shares some guidelines for how to choose a size that fits right, and how to break them in, in this excerpt from her Precision Footwork online course.

If you’re serious about climbing harder grades with reduced fatigue, then improving your footwork will help you accomplish your goals—and send your projects. Climbing Magazine and pro climber Paige Claassen have teamed up to create Precision Footwork, a 7-week online course which focuses solely on footwork, one of the most crucial—but all too often overlooked—aspects of rock climbing. Learn more and sign up here.