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La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe

Tarantula Men

La Sportiva


My vote: None ( 4 avg )


This comfortable shoe is easy to use and easy to get on and off in a flash. The unlined upper is excellent for moisture management and super comfortable on your foot all day. The shape is round and higher volume for the climber not looking to mangle their feet yet aggressive enough to perform when needed. The highly adjustable closure system adapts to multiple foot types and shapes.

Retail price

US$ 90.00

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Weight 290 g

Single : 290 g / 10.23 oz
Pair : 580 g / 20.46 oz

Closure Type Velcro
Gender Unisex
Volume High Wide
Sizing Information European sizes 33-48, including half sizes.

La Sportiva Shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes.

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Best Use (Highest Performance) All-around
Asymmetry Low
Last Details Shape: Flat (comfort)
Construction: Slip Lasted
Last : RL 45 This means the last has a round toe, it is flat and has low asymmetry.
Upper Material ­Leather
Midsole Material 1.8 mm LaspoFlex
Sole Material 5.0 mm FriXion® RS­
Footbed Lining


Frixion RS Technology

Frixion RS

sticky rubber soles for all types of mountain activities can be adapted to provide super grip. Black FriXion RS is the stickiest of the FriXion rubber used in rock climbing shoes.


Super lightweight, ultra-thin synthetic fiber-laminate designed for maximum torsion rigidity.
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Outdoor Gear Lab Gear Review rating 2.4/5

We tested them on long alpine routes and found they climb as well, but not as comfortably as approach shoes or alpine boots (Trango Cubes). They won't, however, let you waltz away from a day in the mountains without swapping out your footwear. The velcro straps made it a little painful to put feet in any cracks, and they perform like any rock shoe if the terrain is a mix of scrambling/climbing/walking: poorly.