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La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe - Men's

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The La Sportiva Men's Tarantula is an entry-level climbing shoe that's slightly more aggressive than regular beginner shoes. Aside from the usual rigid sole and... Show more >
RRP: 89,00 €
70,99 €
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La Sportiva Tarantula Climbing Shoe - Men's

The La Sportiva Men's Tarantula is an entry-level climbing shoe that's slightly more aggressive than regular beginner shoes. Aside from the usual rigid sole and flat profile, the La Sportiva Tarantula features a last with a low asymmetry for better performance generally and also technical precision. New climbers may find this a little unusual at first, but once their feet adjust this shoe will let them progress much faster than a non-asymmetric beginner shoe.

As for comfort and wear, the La Sportiva Men's Tarantula features an unlined upper that, once broken in, will provide maximum comfort and a custom fit, as well as a highly adjustable opposing-strap closure system that makes the shoes easy and quick to take on and off between climbs. The sole is La Sportiva's own Frixion Black rubber that's designed to be extra durable so as to not wear out before your climbing level has improved enough to necessitate buying a new shoe. Its stiff sole provides maximum foot support for feet unused to climbing shoes, and it will excel on vertical climbing.

La Sportiva recommend sizing this shoe loose for the highest level of comfort, but bear in mind that the unlined suede leather can stretch up to a full size. A great beginner's shoe with mild performance! If you're looking for something similar with a more precise fit, try the laced version, the La Sportiva Tarantulace.

Tech specs

Upper material
Suede Leather
Closure type
Sizing and fit
Medium Foot
Space Blue/Maple
Low Asymmetry
Sole material
FriXion® Black
Sole thickness
Lined (Front Only)


Tarantula Climbing Shoe - Men's

Men's Tarantula

• FriXion® Black 4mm sole for maximum durability
• Sweat resistant tongue made of two overlapping parts: facilitates the fit and avoids the formation of creases
• Cross strap closure that contributes to the structure of the shoe

7 product reviews

Average rating

Tarantula Climbing Shoe - Men's
Based on 48 ratings


Perfect for training

In sport climbing routes you smear a lot, but these shoes can handle it. Very comfortable. Will buy them again.

perfect for the gym

comfortable and cheap shoe for the gym, i can almost keep it on all the time, its good for all except for toe-hooking as there is no rubber on top.. one size smaller should do it for a comfortable fit.

Awesome shoe

The tarantula are an awesome shoe to start your career xD.They have a nice rubber wich lasts and give you the sensitivy a begginer needs and are slighly more sensitive than other begginer shoes.They are very easy to put and take and very confortable on the feet.If you have a rather strong feet(from other sport ou something) consider buying 1.5 sizes(eu) below your normal street size.If you are an absolute begginer go for only 1 size.I played football for some time and went for only 1 size and felt I could go lower a bit,thats why I say 1.5 .On the other side I have a friend of mine,who had "normal" feet ,he got 1 size smaller and it was kind of the perfect size.
So I'd say this is a very solid shoe to start and improve a lot without have to buy a second pair.The worse thing about the shoe is that they leave the color on your feet the first times.Atleast the tangerine ones,but it looks only a bit odd .Ginger feet kinda thing

My first climbing shoe

So after a month of watching countless videos on YouTube and having these shoes for 2 weeks, I finally got on the indoor wall for the first time. And I have to say I loved it. Cant wait to go back. But onto the shoes being 1 size down from street size the fit was tight but as the afternoon went well the just molded round my feet. I am absolutely delighted with them. Thank you epictv for the great recommendation for a beginner shoe.

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