La Sportiva Tarantulace Rock Shoes - Men's 5051-452

La Sportiva Tarantulace Rock Shoes - Men's

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Stick to your projects with the tenacity of an 8-legged bug. Tarantulace Shoes are more aggressive than a traditional beginner's shoe. They suit all around climbers on varied terrain and excel at gym climbing and single-pitch cragging. Laces offer a wide fit range of so they fit various and unusual foot shapes.

  • Unlined leather and synthetics are comfortable for all-day cragging and long hours in the gym.
  • Quick pull lacing gives you a snug and precise fit.
  • Lined tongue for moisture management.
  • Slip-lasted construction.
  • Asymmetric shape helps new climbers push grades fast.
  • Long lasting sticky FriXion® RS 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.

Tech specs

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Weight 520g (42)
Ideal for
  • Bouldering
  • Indoor climbing
  • Sport and toprope climbing

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.

Uppers Leather and synthetic
Closure Lace-up
Outsoles 5mm FriXion Rs
Lined No
Made in China