Climbing shoes are undoubtedly some of the most complicated athletic footwear you can look for. Understanding the shapes, types of rubber, and especially finding the right fit are all things that will make your mind boggle. This infographic aims to help you understand everything you need to know about climbing shoes before you go out to purchase a pair of your own.
Score from the experts at Killer Infographics
Visual Communication - 80%
Design - 80%
Content/Script - 85%
Usability - 85%
Featuring details on shape, fit, materials, and more, this infographic about selecting the best climbing shoe includes enough details for expert climbers while also being clear enough for beginners. The use of illustrations of the shoes helps all viewers understand the variations being discussed, while minimal text helps to support the visual explanations. The text is kept relatively brief throughout, but there some sections of the infographic contain fewer illustrations, making them feel text-heavy by comparison. Utilize visual communication throughout to maintain the theme. Also, while humor is always a great find in infographics (as in the "Stink" category of the "Material" section!) it's best to be consistent — weave humor throughout your narrative in just a few spots to let viewers participate in the tone of your piece, versus including only 1 or 2 instances leaving viewers either wanting more, or feeling confused. In all we'd give this a B.