When getting shoes for climbing it is important to get the right shoes; La Sportiva Solution Climbing shoes are designed specifically for the sport. You could choose to wear regular sneakers, but that would be a mistake. First of all you need the right shoe to ensure safety and La Sportiva Solution is designed with safety in mind. The design gives the climber the ability to smear, edge, grab and hook when climbing; if you do not have those abilities then you are just not as likely to climb as efficiently. Part of what gives you the additional balance is the downward shape that any climber knows will give you a better grip. The quick lacing system will allow the climber to pop them off in a hurry if necessary. These shoes will keep you on the climb and will make it easier to reach the top.
Another shoe to consider for your climbing adventure is the Kaos II Rock Climbing Shoe. The Kaos II is designed for rock climbing and can help keep you stable even when the weather conditions change. The bottom of the shoe is made with high friction rubber to prevent slipping and that makes it perfect for boulderers and sport climbers. The breathability of the material keeps your foot dry when you need it the most and the soft midsole is made to provide higher sensitivity. The higher sensitivity makes this shoe much better than regular sports shoes because unlike in other sports you will need to feel what you are stepping on. One thing that you may want to keep in mind is that these shoes are supposed to be tight fit, so the sizes run a bit small. Try them on and go with the ones you are most comfortable with.
If you are one who prefers technical routes then the Spirit VCR Impact Zone Shoe is for you. It is made to give you support needed in those technical routes, but it also works great for bouldering. The outsoles are made of sticky rubber and that together with the low profile toe will let you smear easily. They are also more comfortable because of the hidden foam that absorbs impact. They are the type of shoes that you will actually be climbing in without being uncomfortable. Though they stretch they will also mold to fit your feet better, so the stretching may be left to a minimum depending on your need; but even when you wear them the first time and without them stretching they will feel a lot more comfortable than others. They are made for the UK so the sizes must be converted if you are purchasing in the US.
Finally if you are doing the kind of climbing that requires you to have the best grip, like snow or ice, then you will need the Serac Black Diamond. The Black Diamond crampon is strong and lightweight. The stainless steel design will prevent rusting and it will also resist snow balling. They can be strapped to most boots very easily so you can count on them to help you when hiking, climbing or just being in the outdoors. The Black Diamond crampons are some of the best that you can get to glacier travel, because they are light and the design allows more grips without as much effort on our part. If you do not have special boots then the Black Diamonds are something that will help you get through some of the worst conditions, in fact they may be better than special boots because if the conditions change you can remove them