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La Sportiva Tarantulace Climbing Shoe - Women's


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    Brings the comfort, pitch after pitch.

    Look to the La Sportiva Women's Tarantulace Climbing Shoe for comfort and performance on multi-pitches. This unlined shoe features low asymmetry, a flexible midsole, and a smooth leather upper to help your foot feel cozy after climbing cracks for hundreds of feet. La Sportiva reinforced the upper with synthetics for longevity and reduced stretch. FriXion rubber gives the sole plenty of stick for slab, and the toe is a little thicker for face climbing.

    • Leather upper with synthetic overlays
    • Unlined
    • Comfort fit with low asymmetry
    • Soft LaspoFlex midsole
    • FriXion rubber sole
    • Item #LSP000P

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather, synthetic leather
    1.8mm LaspoFlex
    5mm FriXion RS
    women's RN 45
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    Claimed Weight
    7.7 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Still Climbing!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    These are the first pair of climbing shoes I've purchased and I am so pleased with my decision! They are comfy and are a great all over climbing shoe. I use them in both the gym and outside. Over a year later and I am still climbing in them. No signs of wear or tear, they hold up great. Great shoe for beginners, highly recommend.

    Cool Comfy Climbing shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 38

    Wow, these are really good climbing shoes and they are super comfortable right out of the box! Not to mention they are a super good deal for what you get.

    I usually wear and 8 or 8 1/2 in street shoes and I ended up with a 38, they are pretty dang tight but not painful and they've stretched out to my foot so they are getting more comfortable each time I wear them.

    I' m pretty new to climbing and based off of reviews and more experienced climbers I chose these shoes. I really think they are the best shoes for anyone starting out or who isn't a super serious climber and only goes once in a while.

    I can attest that climbing shoes will wear out pretty fast as a new climber so it's good to get a pretty low priced shoe to start out.

    Even as I get better and more serious I think I will still keep a pair of these around though cause they are so comfortable!

    Great value for a beginner!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 40

    This shoe was my first pair of climbing shoes! I love them, they are a great price and cozy to ease you in. I am a size 9 in street shoes and these fit perfect. They are not as aggressive as some shoes you can get out there, so if you are a pro I think these might not be the shoes for you. The toe is a bit thicker which helps for comfort while still being sticky enough to progress up the wall! I think these shoes are perfect for new climbers at the gym! E-mail me if you have any questions!

    Decent Beginner Shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 39

    I had these shoes for about one year, and I used them primarily in the gym. I felt pretty confident climbing 5.10 in them, but as soon as I crossed over into the 5.11 world I found that I needed something more aggressive. So, if you're a 5.10 or under climber or if you're just starting to climb, these will be a great option for you.

    Also, pro tip: there is a thing called a resole. I wish I would have known this because I ran these into the ground; and they're not usable any more, which could have been avoided with a resole.

    Happy climbing, everyone.

    Comfy, sticky, and won't break the bank!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    My Tarantulaces are the shoes I use when I don't want to be constantly taking my shoes off for comfort. I can't stand around and belay somebody comfortably in my Miuras, but I can do that in these.

    They're sturdy shoes with a sticky sole that's great for smearing and not bad for edging. Though not aggressive, I wouldn't keep them solely in the "beginner" category. I've used these shoes for indoor and outdoor bouldering, as well as outdoor top-roping on some pretty sharp granite, and they've been consistently good. You don't get the toe precision or downturn of more aggressive shoes, but you get a solid and comfortable shoe that, for me at least, holds up well over time.

    I gave these shoes 4 stars instead of 5 for a single reason: The lacing loops are flimsy. I'm careful with my climbing shoes, and I had only had these for about 2 months when one of the loops popped while I was putting these on at the crag. Luckily, I was able to thread the lace through the lining underneath the busted loop, but it was still a bummer.

    Size-wise, I wear a street women's 11, and I own these in a 41.5. They fit like a dream, and haven't stretched a bit thanks to the reinforced upper.

    Lastly, don't let the bright turquoise scare you. I haven't had any issues with the color rubbing off on my feet, even after hours of climbing in these. If they get wet, that might be a different story.

    I definitely recommend these to anyone looking for a comfy, sticky shoe that won't break the bank!


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    For the price this is a great entry level comfy shoe. My girlfriend really likes how these lace up pretty far down the toe. She has been getting decent life out of them since she stopped dragging her toe when moving her feet up the wall. She says they fit pretty true to size.

    This is a great option for people just looking to get into climbing and messing around in the gym

    Great Beginner Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I got the La Sportiva Tarantulace Climbing Shoe for my girlfriend, who is starting to get into climbing. I had the men's version for my first pair and loved them. They are pretty comfortable for a climbing shoe and as the review below says, you'll probably want to get a more aggressive shoe after a year or so.

    Great shoe for a beginner

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 38.5

    I bought these shoes for my brother's wife and asked her to provide some feedback on the shoes. Here's what she had to say. Ignore the height and weight measurements shown here. She's about 5'6" and 135lbs.

    Size and Fit
    I am new to climbing and these shoes fit me well and are comfortable. It took a few days of wearing them to stretch and fit well, but that was to be expected. Fit was as expected, I bought slightly small and now they fit well.

    Good grip in the gym, and on the rock outdoors. They have performed well in both locations.

    This will be my first time purchasing climbing shoes I wear a 9 in street shoes what size is recommended?

    Hi Carly,

    I would suggest a 40.5 or a 41 The easiest way to get the best fit is to order both and then you can try them on. Everyone's foot is shaped differently, and it goes the same for climbing shoes. We can help you out with return shipping as it is technically an exchange.

    How long do these shoes usually last?

    Best Answer


    So that is a bit hard to be exact since personal climbing style can really affect the longevity of a climbing shoe.

    For example, I had the Men's version of these and I wore holes into the rand ( on top of toes) from dragging my feet against the wall at the gym. But there is still a ton of life left since I haven't worn out the bottom of the shoe.

    But your footwork and how good or bad it is when beginning is what will affect it the most. If you are a beginner, this is the shoe to start off with in the gym. It is a bit wider than most other shoes and is far more comfortable than the more aggressive shoes out there.

    I'd think you could get about a year out of these but by then you'll want to bump up to a more technical shoe.

    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead


    I am a US women's size 6. I've had a few recommendations for sizing. The chart above seems way off. I was told to order 34.5 but the chart shows 37. Any advice?

    I'm a women's size 6, and I would get 35.5 climbing shoe. I think my Mythos might be a 36, but aren't very tight. My Mantis shoes are a 35.5. Both of those are La Sportiva; I don't have the Tarantulace. I think the women's column on the sizing chart is wrong. I size down to a 4 in men's which lines up with the 35.5.