Turn your tree climber into a rock climber.
- Adjustable heel lets this shoe grow with your kid's feet
- Hook-and-loop secured laces for a quick and precise fit
- FriXion RS rubber provides the same performance as adult models
- Item #LSP0145
- Q & A
Sticky feet for your little one!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
Got these after my 6 & 7 yr. olds showed an interest in climbing. They are a HUGE courage booster over climbing in any other footwear. First climb out of the gate both kiddos shot up a 5.7 like it was a ladder. The straps are great and allow for some adjustment so the kids can share a pair, but they only go about 1 US kids' shoe size smaller.
My 3 year old digs them
- Fit: True to size
She wears a size 7 toddler shoe and the 26/27 size in the Stickit fits her big, but is plenty snug to stay on her foot. It has been super fun to watch her climb when we take her bouldering with us as she will occasionally come up with moves that make me think she's been doing this forever (of course sometimes she also demands treats in order to proceed so it's give and take). Get these shoes and, at very least, your little one will be stoked to have shoes like you.
5 stars for sure! The fun bright yellow and green colors are amazing, every kid loves the look. Once a kid puts on a comfortable climbing shoe and start climbing they instantly feel like a rock star vs using there regular shoe. The adjustable heel and lacing system helps you get a snug fit but always allows your child's foot to grow and the shoes will still fit. Rubber is extremely nice and very durable.
La Sportiva Stickit FriXion RS Shoe
Wee little climbing shoes
I bought a pair for my 5-yr-old. Aside from the fact that climbing shoes this small are adorable, these shoes work as they should. My son wore them to the gym, and he wore me out. (I figured he'd last for 15 minutes, but he spent more than an hour at the kids' bouldering wall.) He likes how they look, and they fit well. They're easy to get on and off, and the hook-n-loop closure lets him adjust the fit. The lace that goes around the back is attached to the closure, so the whole shoe fits snugly. I bought a bit large, as other reviewers suggest, and they fit now yet have room to grow.
We ordered these 1 size bigger than my son's shoe size (recommended by backcountry.com chat) and they are plenty big - but still work great.
My kids love these shoes
My 3 kids(ages 3, 5, 5) had used various rental shoes and one of the 3 always found some part of the shoe to be uncomfortable. I also found most other kids shoes to have poor to average reviews.
These shoes are awesome. They are comfortable and work well, which means my kids want to go climbing all the time. My kids were instantly more confidant on foot holds vs. using their street shoes.
I love the way the heel strap is connected to the foot strap so that it snugs up all at once. We were able to get the shoes a little big to make room for growing feet and found these shoes to be perfectly snug without being sloppy.
Tiny shoes for tiny feet
My friend just got these and she absolutely loves them.
It's great to get kids started early! Climbing is more than just a sport, it's an exercise in creative problem solving, great physical exercise, and more importantly, way too much fun!
My son wears a size 10 toddlers Converse. What size do you recommend?
His foot is 17cm long
I'd recommend purchasing the 28/29 size which is the equivalent to a toddler's 10-11. I used this shoe when I was a kids' climbing instructor, and the lacing system on the back easily cinches down so your child can grow into the shoes.
Hit me up directly if you have any more questions, would love to help!
I don't understand how the laces are secured...
I don't understand how the laces are secured after tightening. And what is that dongle on the laces for?
The laces are tied at the back and the front of the shoe at the eyelets. That dongle is a velcro strap so when you pull on that it pulls the laces at the front and behind the heel to snug up and secure the shoe.