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  • La Sportiva - Tarantulace Climbing Shoe - Women's - Turquoise

La Sportiva Tarantulace Climbing Shoe - Women's

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    • Turquoise
    4.5517

    17 Reviews

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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
    Closure
    lace
    Midsole
    1.8mm LaspoFlex
    Rubber
    5mm FriXion RS
    Last
    women's RN 45
    Profile
    flat
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    low
    Claimed Weight
    7.7 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    Good, comfy beginner shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These were my first climbing shoe and they were great to get started into climbing because they are comfortable, fit nicely, have good rubber, and you honestly can't beat the price.

    I would recommend these shoes to people looking to get into climbing but maybe don't want to make a huge investment money wise. They will fit comfy on your feet, making long days at the crag or climbing gym pain-free. If you're looking for a stiffer, more aggressive shoe, I would recommend a different shoe. As a final note, I noticed the fit started out super snug but after a LOT of use, they got a little looser, making them feel like ultra comfy climbing shoes.

    Great Beginner Shoe

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I bought these for a good friend and this is what she has to say: As a beginner I wanted something that would not kill my feet. I found these shoes to be very comfortable. I have a wider foot so it was harder to find a shoe that felt good and also supported my foot. I love the color as well!

    Women Climbing shoe

      This is my first pair of climbing shoes I have owned. They are a good all around comfortable beginner shoe. I love the idea of the lace up shoe so I can make them as tight or as loose as I want. Sometimes when it is hot outside your feet can swell and so its nice to be able to loosen them but still have the support you need. The shoe also isn't super arched so you can wear them for longer periods of time. I wear these indoor and outdoor. Awesome beginner shoe!

      I wasn't a fan

        This was my first pair of climbing shoes. I recently exchanged them for a pair of Scarpa Force V's because I have pretty large, wide feet for a woman and women's climbing shoes are just too narrow. I liked that these laced, but even when I tied the laces differently to give it some width, but pull the heel in, it just didn't feel supportive for me. I also slipped a lot on the wall at my bouldering gym when I wore these. Bummer. I do know plenty of other women who love these shoes, however, and it works out great for them. They just weren't the shoe for me.

        Great Shoe

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
        • Fit: True to size

        Bought these shoes for a friend, and she has had nothing but good things to say about them. She really likes the way to fit (true to size for her) and said they are ultimate comfy. The light blue color is really cool and looks great!

        Comfy beginner shoe

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        Awesome all around shoe for a beginner/intermediate climber. Comfy enough that I don't even feel the need to put approach shoes back on to belay.

        Good Beginner Shoe

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
        • Fit: True to size
        • Size Bought: 40
        • Height: 5'4"
        • Weight: 130lbs

        I was a little nervous to order these because climbing shoe sizes seem to be all over the place, but I was really happy to learn that these shoes fit true to size. I'm usually an 8.5 and ordered a 40 in these and they fit perfectly. They're a really comfortable shoe with not to much arch so you can wear them for longer periods of time/don't have to take them off between climbs. Overall they seem like a great beginner climbing shoe.

        Great Training/Beginner Shoe

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
        • Fit: True to size
        • Height: 5'0"
        • Weight: 110lbs

        I use these shoes just for indoor climbing and training sessions.
        They are a great for the price, making them perfect for training sessions or the beginner just getting into rock climbing.

        Downsides: The rubber is not nearly as sticky as my other (but more expensive) climbing shoes. My feet will slip on polished holds but I've still climbed moderately difficult problems with these shoes. There is also a hotspot on my pinkie toe, and the heel. This may be just for my own foot (I just have average shaped feet - if anything they air on the wide side), but it does not occur until I've had the shoe on for 2+ hours. I manage to keep these on for 1.5-2 hours a time usually before giving my feet a break.

        The Positives: The arch support is nice, and the laces allow for a tight or loose fit depending on my mood. For my foreseeable future of training days in the indoor gym, these are my go-to shoes. They probably work decently well outdoors as well, though I have not tested it (I usually opt for my Anasazi Moccasym's for any outdoor climbing I do). Compared to other climbing shoes, they are relatively affordable, and very durable.

        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
        • Height: 5'7"
        • Weight: 130lbs

        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
        • Height: 5'7"
        • Weight: 120lbs

        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!

        lace!

        • 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
        • Height: 5'10"
        • Weight: 169lbs

        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.

        Usage
        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

        Hey,



        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

        801.736.4336

        jdowns@backcountry.com

        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.