Can I purchase mens climbing shoes at Anaconda?
Yes, Anaconda offers specialist climbing shoes for men in a variety of sizes ranging from 5 – 15 including some half sizes, featuring uppers of traditional leather combined with Synflex, a synthetic stretch material, to offer performance while maintaining a consistent plush fit. 3D moulded heels maximise friction, while Shock Gel reduces the impact force on the heel. Made from nylon and rubber, the climbing shoes at Anaconda are suitable for a variety of climbing terrains.
What should climbing shoes offer?
Fit: The most important factor to consider when choosing any rock shoes is finding a pair that fits well. Your fit should be determined by the type of climbing that you intend doing, combined with your experience level. Remember that leather upper shoes are likely to stretch over time (mostly in lateral width), while lined and synthetic upper shoes are not likely to stretch much at all.
Shape of last: There are various sole patterns to accommodate various types of climbing and foot shapes. Some are more asymmetrically displaced towards the big toe than others. Generally speaking, lasts vary from flat mildly asymmetrical, through moderate, to pronounced / aggressively downturned.
Sizing: As a rule of thumb, the level of shoe discomfort for climbing shoes increases proportionately to an increase in climbing "level" or ability. This is primarily a result of moulding the foot into as firm and precise an appendage as possible to eliminate "roll" (due mainly to weak feet or the shoe being too big and rolling around your foot) and increase sensitivity and pinpoint control.
Climbing shoes are a specialist type of footwear, and it is more important that they keep the climber safe by offering a good “feel” of the surface, as well as exceptional grip, anti-slip and protection, rather than looking smart or offering high levels of comfort.
Does Anaconda stock other types of footwear for men too?
Yes, here at Anaconda you can find shoes, sandals, boots and other footwear for a range of activities, sports, leisure, work and more. Check out our varying ranges in mens footwear which will offer you a vast selection of colours, styles, designs, brands and prices to choose from, from thongs to snow boots and everything in-between. With separate ranges of footwear for women and kids, it is possible to buy footwear for the whole family here at Anaconda, so check out the range today to find your perfect footwear at great everyday prices.