La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoes - Unisex

5002-144
  • Available prices $215.00
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Description

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“Don’t drive your Ferrari around on gravel roads.” The same applies for the Testarossa sport-climbing shoe. With an aggressive down-cambered last and curved shape, they are designed for high-performance climbers on steep gymnastic routes. The patented La Sportiva® slingshot rand drives the foot forward and concentrates the power in the big toe area. The hammer toe fit allows wickedly precise foot placements, effective toe-ing, and powerful grabbing. Make no mistake these are not all-round shoes, but high-performance, steep, over-hanging route eaters.

  • Slip lasted construction with a radical anatomical shape.
  • Combination leather and Lorica® uppers provide good fit and limit stretch.
  • Split heal rubber wraps nicely and limits rubber slack.
  • Midsoles are Hytrel anotomical inserts.
  • 4mm soles with XS Grip2™ rubber with 1.8mm rands.
  • Fit half to one size bigger than other La Sportiva shoes.

Tech specs

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Weight 460g (43)
Ideal for
  • Bouldering
  • Indoor climbing
  • Trad climbing
  • Sport and toprope climbing
Profile

A flat profile suits long routes and cracks. Curved shoes allow precision and good edging. Hooked shoes are down-turned and tensioned, for power to the toe on steep or overhanging routes.

Hooked
Asymmetry

Highly asymmetric shoes allow more precision and focused power. Symmetrical shoes are more comfortable for all-around climbing.

High
Stiffness

Stiffness is provided by the type of sole and the tensioning system. Softer shoes allow more precision. Supportive shoes prevent fatigue.

Soft
Uppers Leather + synthetic
Closure Lace-up
Tension

A highly tensioned shoe tends to push your foot forward to create a powerful curve in your toes.

High
Outsoles 4mm Vibram XS Grip 2
Lined Partial
Made in Italy