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do i wear socks with rock climbing shoes?

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First asked   Sep 29, 2022,
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Jun 2

No, it is not typical to wear socks with rock climbing shoes. Climbing shoes are designed to be worn without socks in order to maximize sensitivity and control on the rock. Wearing socks can create a barrier between your feet and the shoe, reducing the level of precision and feel. Additionally, socks can cause your feet to slide inside the shoe, leading to discomfort and potentially compromising your grip on holds. Most climbers prefer to wear climbing shoes directly on their bare feet to maintain the best connection and performance. However, if you have specific foot conditions or prefer to wear socks for hygiene reasons, you can look for thinner, low-profile socks specifically designed for climbing to minimize the impact on your climbing experience.

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