TPPwrote a review of La Sportiva Testarossa Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe on October 9, 2016
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: True to size
I purchased the Testarossas since I was looking for a more agressive shoe (down-turned toe) than my previous pair which were nearing the end of the useful life and were my first pair of climbing shoes. I have a somewhat wide foot and these were recommended to me by my brother who has even wider feet (but wears a smaller size). We now both have the Testarossas in our street shoe sizes, and they fit very well, with the laces allowing for a really fine tuned fit. The fit felt correct on my foot when I first tried them on; however, the first couple climbing sessions (bouldering in the gym) left me with a lot ache in my big toe knuckle. It wasn't until my fourth or fifth time climbing with them that they finally broke in, and now they feel fantastic.
As for performance, they serve to be precise and confidence-inspiring! An overall well designed and fun climbing shoe.