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  • Tensioned heel rand and Powerhinge for high-end edging performance
  • Powerhinge allows the shoe to only stretch in the back half of the shoe when it's weighted, effectively leaving the toes in place on the surface of the rock
  • Unlined leather uppers for a soft, comfortable fit
  • 5mm XS Edge sticky rubber outsole provides excellent grip and durability
  • Shoes can be resoled


View all La Sportiva Men's Climbing Shoes

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Best Use Rock Climbing
Climbing Shoe Type Neutral
Last Slip-lasted
Upper Leather/microfiber
Lining Unlined
Outsole 5mm Vibram XS Edge rubber
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Can Be Resoled Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 pound
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

For rock climbing shoes: Choose soft shoes two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size. We recommend you fit your trad shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size. Remember to factor in stretch. Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch about one full size. Lined shoes stretch about a half size. Remember: a well-fit comfortable shoe will work better than an ill-fitting tighter shoe. For boots: Add one half size to your street shoe size. You should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking downhill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from First Purchase with No Regrets Let me start by saying i have a US Mens 13 foot. Was not easy to find a shoe i could try on before buying. Came across these in store and tried them on with socks on. they were tight like I expected, but still comfortable. They tend to rub your heal raw the first 2-3 times wearing them, but after that, they fit well. I wear them for 2-3 hours at a time with little discomfort. (Note:I no longer wear socks with them) they stick to the wall well enough for someone who has only climbed for a month and a half to do a 5.10c and projecting a 5.11b at a local gym. This is only my first shoe to own, so i don't have a huge frame of reference, but i don't have any real complaints.
Date published: 2016-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe for the dedicated beginner Got back into climbing after about a decade of taking a break from the sport. Purchased these shoes as a step up from the cheapest shoes I could purchase, with no regrets may I add. So far these have been great shoes for outdoor use (I have only used these shoes outdoors). Great mix of comfort and performance on many different kinds of rock, the rubber seems solid after months of climbing outdoors. I have experienced pinching in the back of the shoe where there is a v-shaped crease right underneath the heal strap. However, all that it takes to fix the problem is a pull on the heal strap and the pinching goes away for the rest of the time I am wearing the shoe (simple re-adjustment). Maybe avoid the shoe if you have a fat or big Achilles heal.
Date published: 2016-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Getting back into climbing I wear size 10s (Nike - for reference) and first I bought 9.5s. I used it for a day and was happy with it. I put it on 2 days later and noticed that I had about half an inch of space in the heels. I went back to REI and exchanged it for 9s (being a member helps a lot!). I wore the shoes brand new with no socks for 2-3 hours and felt minor shoe-break-in problems. Rubber sole would stick where you need them. Also straps are easier, lacing helps if you're not used to shoes with no dead space. You could tighten the shoes according to your preference.
Date published: 2016-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable and great on small edges I have been climbing in these shoes 2-3 days a week both in a gym and outside for about a month. They took a few gym sessions to break in and now they feel great. The main issue at first was the rubbing on the heel from the v notch, but that is now completely gone. I wear a mens 9 in Chacos and I got these in a 9 as well. They fit snugly with my toes a little bent and almost no dead space. These are not the best smearing shoe, but that may be because they are still pretty new. That being said, they perform great on small edges. Holds that I would slip off of in my last pair of shoes are no problem for these. If you are looking for a comfortable and versatile shoe for long climbing days and the occasional boulder problem I would definitely recommend these.
Date published: 2016-04-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Make my life easy on the rock I read some reviews saying these shoes tend to rub or pinch in the back, yes first time I tried them on I could feel it, to prevent any damage to my skin I used sport tape to protect my feet just in case, second time I forgot the tape and I realized I didn't need it. I love these shoes, they perform great and stick very well to the rock, they do good on small edges, sole seems to be a little stiff for the gym but they do well too; now I prefer these over my old 5-10 that I used to love for the sticky sole. Just so you know they do not stretch much so get the right size that is tight but still comfortable.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My "intro" performance shoe My first pair of climbing shoes was the Mythos and they've been great overall, especially outdoors. I've only been climbing for 6 months, but as I've progressed, I found the Mythos just weren't working well on the small plastic footholds. So, back to the REI I went, trying on a bunch of shoes. I think for my foot, lace ups are the best because of my high arch and narrow foot because I can adjust the fit for the length of the shoe. The leather also conformed to my foot after a couple of uses and the edging and toe holds improved a lot. For comfort, I can wear these for a couple of hours before I want to take them off. While these won't perform on overhangs as well as the Genius or other high performance shoes, these are a good compromise that won't break the bank.
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy gym climber says... Hard to buy something with no reviews these days, but... Relatively new gym climber, purchased these as first pair of non rentals, mostly because REI had lots in stock and could try a few sizes. Street shoe is US 8.5, purchased 7.5. Have only used a few times, but very happy with the fit - not so comfortable that you want to leave on when belaying, comfortable enough to keep your toes in a recoverable claw when climbing.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Super Bummed I really wanted to like these shoes, but the "V" shaped notch on the back of the shoe under the pull loop rubbed my achilles raw in under 10 minutes of wear. I was hoping to upgrade from the Tarantulace to something with a stickier rubber and these looked promising, but I couldn't get past that achilles issue. I ended up going with the Mythos and haven't regretted it at all!
Date published: 2016-04-15
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Planning to get the La Sportiva Finale Men & Women (wife). How would you recommend we size them: normal street size, half/one size down/up? My foot measure is US8.5 but normally wear a US9 due to width. My wife is a US 7.

Asked by: Ramdy
Without trying on a pair of climbing shoes first, it's hard to say what size will feel best. We recommend getting your normal size or a half size down if you want a close fit. Even then you may have to try some different sizes to get the fit and feel you want. Here is a link to our Expert Advice about choosing climbing shoes:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-15

I've worn the now-discontinued Nagos for a couple of years now. This is supposedly the replacement shoe, so: has anyone switched from the Nago to the Finale? Do the fit exactly the same, I hope?

Asked by: tomchaps
I had a pair of nagos as my first pair in 35.5. I have replaced them with the finale in 34.5. My nagos were sized too large (I wore socks with them), so fit of the two shoes are probably similar/ same. Otherwise the shapes of the shoes are very comparable.
Answered by: Apricot2017
Date published: 2017-05-29

I own a pair of finales size 8,5(size 10 street shoes) They fitted just fine, toes curled up decently, but after a month and a half of gym use, they stretched quite a bit, to the degree that my toes are close to flat, should i buy a size 8 or 7,5 now?

Asked by: jc89
We recommend ordering a size 8 to try at first, depending on your style of climbing. For more information about choosing climbing shoes, we encourage you to read through the link below:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-16
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