Contrary to popular belief, climbing shoes don't actually have to hurt. They need to fit snug, without any air pockets inside, but that doesn't mean they have pinch your toes until you can't bear it. That just makes for a nasty time, especially if you're a beginner, so find a shoe that fits. Unlike the red Negative version, Mad Rock's Pulse Positive Climbing Shoe has more volume and a longer length for beginners with bigger feet. It also features Mad Rock's grippy R2 Science Friction rubber at the toe, a unique mesh upper, and a shock absorbing heel that feels great when you drop off boulder problems. With a medium stiffness, the Pulse Positive is perfect whether you're learning to climb in the gym or outside.