With the Tarantulace, the best-selling climbing shoe in the US, you can climb harder and longer while suffering less. Thanks to its unlined leather upper, asymmetric shape and roomier toe box. The aggressive rubber heel rand and the FriXion® RS rubber is sticky, yet hard wearing, offering increased durability and providing a powerful edging platform. It’s the ideal shoe for both outdoor and gym climbers that need a one quiver shoe to do it all. The saying goes “pick two” but with the Tarantulace you get the winning combination: versatility, durability, comfort, and affordability.
• Quick-pull lacing harness delivers precise regulation; wrapping the foot snugly for excellent support, fit and comfort
• Durable FriXion® rubber compound offers great grip and durability
• Lined tongue provides excellent moisture management
• Aggressive rubber heel rand and FriXion® rubber keeps you glued to small holds
• Updated aesthetics and slight changes in design increase performance while maintaining the same fit and feel
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|Weight|| 490 g|
Single : 245 g / 8.6 oz
European sizes 34-50, including half sizes.|
La Sportiva Shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes.
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||All-around|
|Tongue Details||not provided by the brand|
|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||not provided by the brand Leather / Microfiber / 2 heel pull-tabs / 2mm FriXion® RS Toe Rand Rubber|
|Midsole Material||1.8 mm LaspoFlex|
|Sole Material|| 5.0 mm
Rand: not provided by the brand
|Footbed Lining|| |
Whether you’re a new climber or looking for an inexpensive shoe to thrash in the gym, it doesn’t get any better than the La Sportiva Tarantulace. We won’t beat around the bush—our favorite thing about this shoe is price: In an era when climbing shoes have risen to over $200 a pop, the Tarantulace has kept costs low with its $89 MSRP. But it still checks all the boxes for most casual climbers, with an unlined leather upper that will conform to your feet over time, a flat last and roomy toe box for excellent comfort, and a sticky yet durable FriXion RS rubber sole. In short, it’s for good reason that we see the Tarantulace at the gym and the crag more than almost any other shoe.
Despite all the new technologies flooding the climbing shoe world, sometimes you just want a simple, inexpensive shoe. The La Sportiva Tarantulace is exactly that. For less than half the price of a high-end shoe, you get a quality-made Italian shoe fitted with sticky rubber that would make the Stone Masters of a bygone era madly jealous. Sure, better shoes do exist, but for plenty of folks, the performance benefits of a top-scoring shoe won't be worth the added costs. The affordably priced Tarantulace performs reasonably well in all areas while providing above-average durability.