Lots of good choices in shoes out there. You'll want a lace-up shoe; the rock "slippers" you see are for advanced climbers whose foot muscles have built up. I like the Five- Ten Spires ($99) a pretty comfortable shoe for getting the hang of rock. La Sportiva's Enduros ($125) are a classic shoe, good for beginners or intermediates and all-around rock and gym work. The Boreal Equinox ($129) is another shoe that works well for most people of most skill levels on most rock or gym walls. Try several different shoes on, and see what fits best.
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