La Sportiva Boulder

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Great so long as you never intend to actually use…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather, rubber
Use: Big wall aid climbs
Break-in Period: little--1 day

Great so long as you never intend to actually use them. I had a pair, tested them on some local crags and managed to climb up to French 6a no probs (and I don't do a lot better with full rock shoes on), and then headed off to some big walls, which I imagine is what they were designed for. Two hours into use the toes opened up, and two days later they were held together with Duck Tape. My partner's 5-year-old Vans Skateboard shoes faired much better. Only good news was that La Sportiva made no argument and gave me a full refund. I got the impression I was not the first to complain.

P.S. I also saw maybe five others in the camp trying to repair theirs as well....i.e. it is not that I had a bad sample.

Good luck.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

For approaches and scrambles, the La Sportiva Boulder approach shoes can't be beat. Designed for the ultimate in comfort, these shoes will carry you to your favorite crag with ease. Suede and synthetic uppers with rubber rands Lined with Dri-Lex

- Sierra Trading Post

La Sportiva Boulder

Discontinued

The Boulder has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$14.95

The La Sportiva Boulder is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen sometime before 2006 at Sierra Trading Post.

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