The Mens Testarossa Climbing Shoe by La Sportiva is extremely down-turned, very aggressive and super powerful. Favored by expert climbers. For overhanging sport routes, steep bouldering and micro-edge face climbing.
DECENT FEATURES of the La Sportiva Testarossa Shoe
Innovative bi-lateral stretch technology designed to stretch in just the right spots
3D cupped Hytrel midsole
Patented Figure 8 Slingshot rand
Weight: 7.44 oz / 211 g
Construction: Slip Lasted
Last: PD 85
The SPECS for Upper
The SPECS for Lining
Pacific in the toe and heel, Dry-Best in the tongue
The SPECS for Midsole
P3 with 3D Hytrel Anatomical Insert (under toes)
The SPECS for Sole
4mm Vibram XS Grip2
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I've only been climbing in these shoes for a couple of weeks now, but I love them. Love the aggressiveness....edges and toes awesome. I have read other reviews saying the heel sucks. But I haven't had any issues with heel hooks....yet. Sizing: My street size is an 8.5-9 (depending on the shoe). I got these in 39.5. For comparison, I also have the Miura VS in a 40. The testarossas fit nice and snug around my heel. I didn't get them painfully tight. I didn't think it was necessary. But they are pretty tight.I would definitely buy these shoes again.
From slabs to overhanging rock I love these shoes. They are surprisingly comfortable for how aggressive they are (which is wicked aggressive!). They inspire confidence on most any route because they have sweet rubber and they make you look good (which always makes you climb hard!). I wear a size 10.5 street shoe and got these in a size 9. Best decision. They broke in within a couple of sessions at the gym and molded to my feet when I took them outside. I love these shoes so much that I just sent them to get resoled...super stoked to have new rubber!
I have a pair of: 5.10 Coyotes (size US 11), 5.10 Moccasyms (US 10.5), La Sportiva Miura (EU 44.5) and now these (EU 44). My street size is an 11. I had fallen in love with the Miura (a great everything shoe that I could wear all day without pain) and when those needed repair I opted for the Testarossa. I bought a half size smaller than the Muira, which I regret a bit. I can wear these for 1/2 h max (I have worn them in.) They do edge a bit better than the Muira but I don’t think it is worth the extra pain. For the climbing that I do most (trad around 5.9 and sprot up to 5.11) I was fine with the Miura. I don’t regret buying these but I would not suggest having these as the only pair.
"Great shoe. Great toe. Heel could use some work. If you want a super aggressive shoe, this is it."
Amazing shoe. Great for bouldering and indoor sport climbing. I haven't got to use it outdoors but i'm sure it would perform just as well. Maybe not the best shoe for big wall climbing because it can get uncomfortable quickly. La Sportiva should improve the heel a bit and make a velcro version! Overall great shoe.
The Testarossa is a quality shoe if you do not heel hook often. I found the heel does not latch well at all and is was to sensitive. Heel hooking in this shoe to me felt like a piece of thin cloth between my Achilles tendon and the rock.
This shoe is absolutely awesome. I borrowed these from my friend a few times bouldering and fell in love with them. And I just got them as a Christmas gift! Who could ask for more? Glad I dont have to bug my friend anymore to use them haha. The rubber is phenomenal and you can definitely trust it to stick when you need it. The lace is nice if you need extra control for technical problems but I use them unlaced in the gym. Overall its a great shoe, kind of pricey, but well worth the money. If you ever get the chance to test some, you'll see what I mean.
This is one of the best rock shoes, which I have ever had to use. I choose three sizes too small and after a while they sit on my awesome stop. They are well suited for artificial climbing walls as well as for natural rocks. In our club in Russia Testarossa remains the choice of many athletes
"Most comfortable shoe i own. 6 pairs at this point."
All right this shoe is the shit. Once you put it on u will know what im saying. If i have to chose one shoe for every type of climbing i do this would be it. One draw back is the heal does not hook well so i glued some Vibram XS grip 2 to it. Now it sticks. great shoe with a great toe box. save your money and get these and u will know what good shoes r. They should have called these the Coral snake. I give them 9 out of 10 stars only because of the heal.
i wear a 12 in the shoe and got these in a 43 to about 2 - 2 1/2 sizes down ffrom my regular shoe. They do stretch quit a bit but with that said i still can not wear these for more than about an hour, but with an aggressive shoe if you are comfortable with them, then you probably sized them wrong. I like laces on my shoes, its a different grip on the foot then straps, so if you like laces then this is your shoe for aggressive shoes look no further. Some say it has no heel for heel hooks. NOT TRUE, it has a more sensitive heel for heel hooks so you are goin to be more incline to know how your heel feels. all around very good shoe for smearing edging and all that jazz
The feel in these shoes are amazing. I had a pair of Muira VSs for 2 seasons and loved them and wanted something a little more sensitive. These fit the bill! Still love my Muiras heel a little better but the toe on these are the best. And the lace system are very comfortable too (for aggressive shoes anyway).