La Sportiva Tarantula Rock Shoes - Unisex
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The Tarantulas will help you stick to routes with the tenacity of an 8-legged bug. They suit all around climbers on varied terrain and really excel at gym climbing and single-pitch cragging. The closure can be set at a wide range of so they should fit various foot shapes.
- Unlined leather uppers are comfortable for all-day cragging and long hours in the gym.
- Slightly asymmetric shape balances comfort and performance.
- Long lasting sticky FriXion® rubber sticks to plastic and rock equally well.
- La Sportiva suggests downsizing 1-1.5 sizes (performance fit) or 0.5-1 sizes (comfort fit) from your street shoe size.
A neutral shoe suits long routes and cracks. Moderate shoes allow precision and good edging. Aggressive shoes are downturned and tensioned, for power to the toe on steep or overhanging routes.
Highly asymmetric shoes allow more precision and focused power. Symmetrical shoes are more comfortable for all-around climbing.
Stiffness is provided by the type of sole and the tensioning system. Softer shoes allow more precision. Supportive shoes prevent fatigue.
|Outsoles||5mm FriXion Rs|
How to measure