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I went looking for rock climbing shoes. A salesperson directed me right over to the corner stocked with shoes, bags, chalk, rope, and other gear. I'm a complete newbie, but Bob talked me through the types of soles, linings, closures, materials, cuts, downturn etc. He even helped me pick out brands and styles of shoes and gave fitting advice while I tried on no less than 5 pairs of shoes. Bob was exceedingly patient with me. He made my shopping trip a great one. Thanks!