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  • P3® patented technology for a downturned performance fit for climbing difficult routes with tiny holds
  • Patented S-Heel™ construction provides optimal heel hooking maneuverability and the perfect heel cup fit
  • Laser-cut uppers reduce stitching and bulk
  • Leather/microfiber uppers have synthetic lining up front that limits stretching in the critical area of the toes
  • Hook-and-loop straps allow for easy on and off
  • 4mm-thick Vibram&3174; XS Edge soles provide good grip on all types of rock
  • Shoes can be resoled

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Specs

Best Use Rock Climbing
Climbing Shoe Type Aggressive
Last Slip-lasted
Upper Microfiber/leather
Lining Synthetic fabric
Outsole 4mm Vibram XS Edge rubber
Footwear Closure Strap
Can Be Resoled Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 15 ounces
Gender Men's

Size chart

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 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bouldering Shoe Purchased these from the REI website (couldn't find them in any local stores) in three different sizes. I wear a size 12 (45.5 according to the sizing chart) in most shoes and a full size down (44.5) ended up fitting best for me. Despite being tight in the toes, there was virtually no break-in time and I was able to start climbing immediately. They feel more supple than my last shoe (Sportiva Katana Lace) and I trust them wholly. Heel hooks are easier for me and the sharp toe edge keeps me on the wall even on tiny chips. Thanks to REI, I was able to order multiple sizes, land on the perfect size, and return the others to a local store. I could not be happier.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New gold standard Before i purchased these, i was climbing in la sportiva katana lace ups and la sportiva solutions. Overall, I was very happy with this combo. The katanas do it all and are comfortable to wear all day. however, on some of the more techical problems I wanted a better heel or something a little more aggressive. Enter the la sportiva Solution. Solid heel, super agressive, awesome toe - but super uncomfortable! I felt like the precision of the shoe only comes from how delicate you have to be in your footwork to avoid the pain! So i was using the katanas for most climbs, putting on the solutions for only the most difficult climbs. With all that said, the Otakis came thru and took what i liked about both katana and solution and some! It has the best heel i've ever used, great edging, more agressive downturn than the katana but just as comfortable. Also, the straps allow a truly customised fit! Sizing and fit similar to katana lace up
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the Gym + Outdoors As a few people have mentioned, these things break in really quickly. I usually wear a US size 9.5 for hiking/tennis shoes, and I went with the 40.5 (US Men's 8) and they fit really well. After 2 days climbing in the gym, they felt great. These things excel on vertical faces and overhangs, and they don't completely murder your feet after a long day of climbing. I haven't taken them out on any slabs yet, but I don't imagine they'd be that great on anything less than vertical. All in all I'd definitely recommend these to anyone into gym + shorter outdoor climbs that doesn't want to buy two pairs of shoes.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supreme shoes Hands down my new favorite shoe! Used different 510's which wore down pretty fast and way more comfortable than my muira vcs. I bought them a full size down from my street shoe and I'm super happy I did. They're very comfortable for an aggressive shoe. My feet only hurt a little after my first time using them for a 3 hour sesh. Now they are super nice. I'm going to stay with the Otaki for a long time in the future because it does everything exceptionally well. Best all around shoe easily. Happy climbing!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing! This shoe literally does it all, smears, edges, heel hooks and an incredibly powerful toe! And did I mention comfortable? It has it all and then some. Went a full size down from my street shoe. And it's right on the money. Worth every penny. Will be buying again.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoes! This pair of climbing shoes are great! I went from a Scarpa Origin to this La Sportiva Otaki and i noticed some differences. I now know why it's more "aggressive" than the Origin and it helped my footholds a bit more and also my heel hooks are feeling better. Since it's leather, I noticed that it stretched a bit and I'm not sure if I should've sized down or stay true to my size. Overall, these shoes felt amazing for climbing
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Product for the Price I purchased these after getting tired of poor footing with cheaper brands. So far after 7 or 8 afternoons of climbing I have found them an excellent combination of relative comfort, excellent grip, and convenience.
Date published: 2017-04-11
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Anyone heard when these are actually coming out? Planning a trip for early June and would love to break them in at the gym before heading to the crag.

Asked by: bbowman
The men's Otaki Climbing Shoes are on preorder (as of June 2016) and estimated to ship within 30 days.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-06

Will these stretch out? My last shoe was the la sportiva finales 40eu .my toes were bent and were tight but after 4 uses became more comfortable toes bent,more relaxed. I got the otaki in 40eu boarder line uncomfortable hoping the stretch would compensat

Asked by: Dirtymyk
The Otaki Climbing Shoes will stretch some but not as much as your previous climbing shoes. These shoes will only stretch about a half size or so.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-29
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Please select a color/size.

Size chart

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.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Bouldering Shoe Purchased these from the REI website (couldn't find them in any local stores) in three different sizes. I wear a size 12 (45.5 according to the sizing chart) in most shoes and a full size down (44.5) ended up fitting best for me. Despite being tight in the toes, there was virtually no break-in time and I was able to start climbing immediately. They feel more supple than my last shoe (Sportiva Katana Lace) and I trust them wholly. Heel hooks are easier for me and the sharp toe edge keeps me on the wall even on tiny chips. Thanks to REI, I was able to order multiple sizes, land on the perfect size, and return the others to a local store. I could not be happier.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New gold standard Before i purchased these, i was climbing in la sportiva katana lace ups and la sportiva solutions. Overall, I was very happy with this combo. The katanas do it all and are comfortable to wear all day. however, on some of the more techical problems I wanted a better heel or something a little more aggressive. Enter the la sportiva Solution. Solid heel, super agressive, awesome toe - but super uncomfortable! I felt like the precision of the shoe only comes from how delicate you have to be in your footwork to avoid the pain! So i was using the katanas for most climbs, putting on the solutions for only the most difficult climbs. With all that said, the Otakis came thru and took what i liked about both katana and solution and some! It has the best heel i've ever used, great edging, more agressive downturn than the katana but just as comfortable. Also, the straps allow a truly customised fit! Sizing and fit similar to katana lace up
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the Gym + Outdoors As a few people have mentioned, these things break in really quickly. I usually wear a US size 9.5 for hiking/tennis shoes, and I went with the 40.5 (US Men's 8) and they fit really well. After 2 days climbing in the gym, they felt great. These things excel on vertical faces and overhangs, and they don't completely murder your feet after a long day of climbing. I haven't taken them out on any slabs yet, but I don't imagine they'd be that great on anything less than vertical. All in all I'd definitely recommend these to anyone into gym + shorter outdoor climbs that doesn't want to buy two pairs of shoes.
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supreme shoes Hands down my new favorite shoe! Used different 510's which wore down pretty fast and way more comfortable than my muira vcs. I bought them a full size down from my street shoe and I'm super happy I did. They're very comfortable for an aggressive shoe. My feet only hurt a little after my first time using them for a 3 hour sesh. Now they are super nice. I'm going to stay with the Otaki for a long time in the future because it does everything exceptionally well. Best all around shoe easily. Happy climbing!
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply amazing! This shoe literally does it all, smears, edges, heel hooks and an incredibly powerful toe! And did I mention comfortable? It has it all and then some. Went a full size down from my street shoe. And it's right on the money. Worth every penny. Will be buying again.
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoes! This pair of climbing shoes are great! I went from a Scarpa Origin to this La Sportiva Otaki and i noticed some differences. I now know why it's more "aggressive" than the Origin and it helped my footholds a bit more and also my heel hooks are feeling better. Since it's leather, I noticed that it stretched a bit and I'm not sure if I should've sized down or stay true to my size. Overall, these shoes felt amazing for climbing
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Product for the Price I purchased these after getting tired of poor footing with cheaper brands. So far after 7 or 8 afternoons of climbing I have found them an excellent combination of relative comfort, excellent grip, and convenience.
Date published: 2017-04-11
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Questions & Answers

Anyone heard when these are actually coming out? Planning a trip for early June and would love to break them in at the gym before heading to the crag.

Asked by: bbowman
The men's Otaki Climbing Shoes are on preorder (as of June 2016) and estimated to ship within 30 days.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-06-06

Will these stretch out? My last shoe was the la sportiva finales 40eu .my toes were bent and were tight but after 4 uses became more comfortable toes bent,more relaxed. I got the otaki in 40eu boarder line uncomfortable hoping the stretch would compensat

Asked by: Dirtymyk
The Otaki Climbing Shoes will stretch some but not as much as your previous climbing shoes. These shoes will only stretch about a half size or so.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-29
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