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La Sportiva Tarantula

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Retail Price £75.00

Colour: Kiwi-Grey
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An excellent all-round hook and loop shoe for entry level climbers.

The La Sportiva Tarantula is very easy to put on and take off, but has a secure, comfortable fit when worn.

The unlined upper is excellent for moisture management and super comfortable on your foot all day.

The round shape and higher volume suits climbers not looking to mangle their feet yet is aggressive enough to perform when needed. And thanks to the hook and loop closure, the Tarantula will adapt to multiple foot types and shapes.

  • Comfortable unlined leather upper provides all day comfort
  • Long lasting sticky FriXion® rubber sticks to plastic and rock equally as well
  • Asymmetrical shape helps beginning climbers push the grades at a faster pace
  • LAST: RL45
  • FIT: Comfort Fit w/Low Asymmetry
  • SOLE: 5mm FriXion® RS


Upper Material: Leather
Weight Per Pair (g): 290
Midsole: 1.8 mm LaspoFlex
Fastening: Hook and Loop
Gender: Unisex

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  • 5 out of 5
My first pair, 05 May 2017
By Haroldswick (London)
All good,no complaints so far. Comfy and fit really well. I'm no expert but they seem like great shoes for beginners

  • 5 out of 5
Perfect for relatively new climber, 06 December 2016
By Aunty B (East Sussex)
I bought this for my son who has been climbing for just over a year. He finds them comfortable and seems to find them suitable for his climbing.
Ideal as a not too expensive shoe for a teenager who grows out of everything far too quickly!

  • 1 out of 5
unreliable, 05 November 2016
By Noah (Hertford)
had to return twice as the boot fell apart after a few weeks of moderate usage. Reminded me cheap 'made-in China' products for a top range price.

  • 2 out of 5
Not great, 28 June 2015
By Ewan
I was not particularly impressed by this shoe. First one of the Velcro buckles broke (though I could just wrap the Velcro directly onto the shoe so not the end of the world).

Then both shoes wore down on the toe completely. I go to the wall once or twice a week, and these lasted a good bit less than a year!

  • 3 out of 5
They are alright, 19 December 2014
By Me
Bought these as my first shoe. I buy based on reviews and wait till I get a good understanding of a product before reviewing. They look good, are very comfortable with the ability to be adjusted quite well with the straps. However, I've worn them approx for 10 x two hour sessions. There is a hole at the toe on my most used foot. I imagine my footwork is rubbish but that was quick. For £67 that's not long. I ride mountain bikes. I have two pairs of 5.10 shoes. One for the bike and one for casual wear. The bike ones are two years old and while the stealth sole rubber is wearing it is still going strong. That's the brand I'm going to for my next climbing shoe. Stickier than a toffee apple on your eyelid!

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