Can I wear socks with climbing shoes?
While it is generally not recommended to wear socks with climbing shoes, as it can reduce sensitivity and precision, some climbers still choose to do so for personal reasons. Wearing socks can create a barrier between your foot and the shoe, potentially reducing the sensitivity and tactile feedback you receive from the rock. It may also affect the overall fit of the shoe, as climbing shoes are designed to be worn without socks to optimize performance and allow for a snug and precise fit. However, if you find that wearing socks provides additional comfort or helps with hygiene concerns, you can certainly experiment and see what works best for you. Keep in mind that wearing socks with climbing shoes may slightly alter your feel and performance on the rock.