I'm a newb but I've tried on enough shoes to know these guys are comfy compared to evolvs. They have a boxier toe so your no constantly wrapping your toes. I can go an hour to two without taking off my shoes, the Velcro is nice for when I do have to rest my feet though. These shoes do heel hooks and smears well. The only thing bad I can say is the back of the shoe kinda rubs the back of my foot. BUY THESE SHOES
These are the shoes I pick up for when I head to the gym, which as of lately has been very often since winter this year SUCKS!I have skinny feet with a kind of high arch. I wear a size 10US and I get a full size down which is a 42 in the Euro sizing. I have been wearing these for a while and love them for my indoor climbs. The rubber is pretty sticky and the Velcro system works like a charm. They are as comfy as climbing shoes are supposed to be, and last pretty well. I have never climbed outside with them, so not sure how they would perform out there, since I use the Miura with laces outside, but really anything is better than a rental shoe, so if you are new to the sport I highly recommend these or the Evolv Defy, and 5.10 Rogue. This last pair I bought, I got from the Moose Jaw in KC down on the Plaza, sales guy was very nice and got me what I wanted, so I recommend to go into the store and try a pair on. Then GET TO CLIMBING!
These were my first shoe, and they lasted through a season of terrible footwork. I sent them in to get resoled, and they came back as good as new. The rubber is not as sticky as the Solutions or Miuras, but they handle warm up routes well.
For the price the tarantula is the best starter shoe on the market. I would recommend sizing down one full size or even a half more from your street shoe. The Velcro straps are awesome and are able to be synch down very tight for a perfect fit.
I got these as my first climbing shoe and liked them for that purpose. They fit good on my foot and wear in decently enough. The rubber on the tour box wore out faster for me because of how much I climb so for me that was a con, but that would discourage me from suggesting them to anyone to at least try out. You'll really only see performance issues on more technical climbing...maybe. I would say they are a good show for a good price.
"This is a fantastic, mid level climbing shoe, well worth the money."
I've had these shoes for about 4 months and they've been absolutely fantastic. They're a great shoe for a beginner as well as a more experienced climber. I think La Sportiva definitely has the climbing shoe dialed in and they're a good choice to buy no matter what your level. The leather that the upper is made out of is fantastically soft and breaks in to form to your feet wonderfully. I highly recommend buying leather no matter what shoe you buy simply because it's so much more comfortable than synthetic shoes. All in all, I"m completely satisfied with these shoes and would absolutely recommend them to a friend.
Shoe works great! Just got into the wonderful world of "Bouldering" a while back. Defiantly a shoe for a beginner who is not quite ready for the higher rated climbs. I have been using La Sportiva's Tarantula shoe for a few months and it has held up great. Great grip and stays snug. As I said, great option for a beginner climber.
These were my first pair of climbing shoes, and they were good for that. They're fairly comfortable, don't have an aggressive arch, and are a decent price. The soles on my delaminated after a few weeks, and while the company refunded my money under the warranty, I'm not sure how long they would hold up under constant use.
I've had these shoes for almost a year, which is also how long I have been bouldering. They are fairly comfortable since they are not very aggressive; which does make toeing in on some problems difficult. I have been using these mostly for indoor climbing, but I just got back from my first outdoor trip to Hueco Tanks, and I have to say they performed admirably. Whilst the other climbers needed to take off their shoes frequently( both aggressive and non-aggressive styles) I was content to wear mine the majority of the time on the slab. The only complaint I have is that the leather holding the metal eye strap on one shoe has started to tear. Plus, these shoes just look hella cool!
I recently purchased this as my first climbing shoe. I have been extremely satisfied with the product. The leather stretches as expect, so buy a smaller size. The velcro straps work great and are nice to be able to take my shoe off after a climb very easily. Having three pull straps is extremely useful for putting the shoe on, and the arrangement on the heel straps are perfect! The rubber is also plenty sticky for an average joe like me. My only complaint is that I wish the tip was a little more aggressive, but that is one thing you pay for and a more expensive shoe. An all around great product from La Sportiva!
These shoes are great for beginners or climbers seeking all-day comfort. They are not very aggressive, but still perform well on the wall. The stiffer sole helps edging, and the rubber is pretty sticky at first (but I was slipping off gym footholds after a year of moderate use in and outdoors). The velco design gives good fit customization. I wear a size 10.5 in street shoes, and bought these in 45s. They fit right against the tips of my toes with no toe curl, so they were pretty comfy as a result. They did not stretch much at all, so make sure to by true to the size you need. Also, I have a slightly wider toe-box than most, and these fit great to accommodate that.