The La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe is the all-around beginner’s shoe for women and men who wish to discover ways to climb and advance with speed. Easy on and easy off, an adjustable hook-and-loop closure system lets entry level climbers focus on improving skills and overall performance, instead of fussing with complicated gear. The unlined leather upper is excellent for moisture management and super comfortable for all day adventures. Long-lasting, extra grippy FriXion rubber soles grab onto rock, plastic, and other synthetic holds with ease and sensitivity, moving new climbers from the instruction wall to outside pitches with confidence. The low asymmetry of the Tarantula helps beginning climbers push the grades at a faster pace without compromising comfort. A rounded shape with higher volume would possibly not strangle feet and offers just enough tactical performance for the novice to master new skills.
RIGHT FOOT FORWARD – Designed for new climbers set on improvement, the Tarantula delivers comfort, convenience, and versatility; Sticky FriXion soles grip both rock and plastic with ease; Low asymmetrical build ushers climbers from the training wall to outside pitches
ADJUSTABLE CLOSURE – The Tarantula’s adjustable hook-and-loop closure system is adaptable to varying foot shapes and widths; The easy-on, easy-off design means you’ll be able to spend more time climbing and less time gearing up
COMFORT AND PERFORMANCE – The unlined leather upper is breathable and keeps your feet dry all day; With its RL 45 last, the Tarantula’s shape is just aggressive enough to discover ways to edge, yet offers ample interior volume for a comfortable introduction to climbing
BUILT TO LAST – This indoor/outside climbing shoe is constructed from top quality materials; 1.8mm LaspoFlex at the midsole and 5mm FriXion RS at the sole make the Tarantula as stable as it is durable
TIPS FOR BUYING – Rock climbing shoes are designed to fit in a different way than other footwear; Reference the La Sportiva size chart in the product images for more accurate sizing; The fit must be tight for proper sensitivity; We recommend buying 0.5 – 1 US size smaller than your street shoes