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      A jack-of-all-trades, the La Sportiva Tarantulace rock climbing shoes are comfortable enough for all-day climbs or a trip to the rock gym.

      La Sportiva Tarantulace Rock Shoes

      A jack-of-all-trades, the La Sportiva Tarantulace rock climbing shoes are comfortable enough for all-day climbs or a trip to the rock gym.
      • $80.00

      Item # 830932

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      • Leather/synthetic leather uppers provide an accurate and secure fit
      • Lined tongues help manage moisture and are comfortable next to skin
      • 5mm FriXion® RS rubber soles provide good grip and stand up to regular use
      • The La Sportiva Tarantulace rock climbing shoes have a quick-pull lacing system that delivers a snug, precise fit

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      La Sportiva Tarantulace Rock Shoes

      Specification Description
      Best use Climbing
      Last Slip-lasted
      Shape of last Semi-flexed
      Upper Leather/synthetic leather
      Lining No
      Outsole FriXion RS rubber
      Footwear closure Lace-up
      Can be resoled Yes
      Average footwear weight (pair) 1 lb. 2.3 oz.
      Gender Unisex

      La Sportiva Tarantulace Rock Shoes

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      Rated 3out of5
      by fromComfortable shoe The tarantulace is a comfortable shoe for indoor bouldering. The rubber is not the best rubber compare to other shoes, but again, comfort is a great thing. One of the eyehole rivets for the shoelace fell out, but I exchanged it for a new pair and haven't had problems with it again
      Date published: 2013-02-11
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromComfortable I took this shoe to Yosemite after I bought them for a short multi-pitch climb (5), and came back with a crack on the sole....not the quality that I expected. Otherwise, very comfortable.
      Date published: 2013-08-28
      Rated 3out of5
      by fromNot Ideal for Avid outdoor climbing I climb exclusively outdoors for the time being and have climbed with these shoes avidly, 3+ days a week for the past 2 months. For the first month, these shoes were amazing. They fit very snug, are true to size, and lace up very tight. After the first month, the eyelits for the laces popped out on both shoes. A few days ago, I noticed a hole in the toe the size of the thumb tack. I feel like the shoes aren't very durable. They would be amazing for indoor and bouldering, but on limestone or anything as rough outdoor, they are not ideal.
      Date published: 2012-05-09
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromGood Price Definitely try them on before buying to find the exact size. For me, breaking the Tarantulaces in was much more uncomfortable than my previous pair of climbing shoes, but since breaking in they have proven to be much higher quality shoes. At first, the suede on the upper portion of the shoe was stiff and a bit unforgiving, but it has since softened and conformed more to my foot. The laces almost to the toe allow for maximum control on comfort as well. The rubber on the shoe is much thicker making it a little difficult at times to feel the rock underneath them, but they seem just as trustworthy as any when smearing and on small holds. I primarily climb top rope (mix of outdoor and indoor on a variety of rock) and these shoes have worked just fine.
      Date published: 2013-06-16
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromMinor upgrade from the entry level Evolv I use these exclusively for indoor climbing, generally top roping. My previous pair were the Evolv Defy, entry level, and I bought these to replace them when they were stolen. So far I like the lacing and the fit better than the Evolv, but find the grip on sloping holds a little worse. Overall I feel like these are worth the (small) extra cost.
      Date published: 2013-10-23
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromMy first climbing shoes This is a great pair of shoes for my first! I do have to wear a band aid on my Achilles do to the rubbing that happens, but, that could just be due to breaking them in. They do appear to have too much fabric near the ankle while standing, but, it evens out up on the wall.
      Date published: 2014-02-20
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromComfertable Shoes I got these shoes for indoor climbing and for the most part I like them. They're super comfortable and look good. The problem I would say I have with them is the fabric on the heel is starting to fray. Looking at other shoes, the rubber covers the heel completely, compared to these shoes where the leather is exposed on the heel. Overall I like the shoes, and hopefully when it's time to re-soul them I'll be able to get the heels covered.
      Date published: 2014-03-12
      Rated 4out of5
      by fromNoticably better Noticeably better than the typical mad rock rental shoes you get at gyms. Provides much more toe power and uses great rubber. A bit tight on the toes though especially if your second toe is bigger than your big toe.
      Date published: 2012-07-04

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