La Sportiva Speedster

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Sweet bouldering shoe for the steeps! Fantastic shoe!

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

Sweet bouldering shoe for the steeps!

Pros

  • creative climbing/heel hooks/toe hooks
  • sensitive
  • durable

Cons

  • not for everything/everyone

Fantastic shoe! I wear these for bouldering only. The rubber goes up and over the toe so you have a huge slab of sticky rubber to tweak in any way imaginable covering the front of your foot. This also means you won't blow through the rand or de-laminate the rubber from the rand on the front of the shoe in a hurry like you will with other shoes.

They will last a long time which is great for a gym shoe that gets thrashed frequently. The shoe also has no edge right out of the box and this will take some time to adapt to. It will make you more sensitive to the pressure you apply to foot-holds and it makes quiet climbing easier.

I love what they've done for my climbing, it changes the way you use your feet. They heel and toe hook VERY well. Not great for slab but anything overhanging they will dominate except for small pockets.

I wear a 40 in these and my street shoe is a 10.5 in most shoes. They are nice and tight and never slip off. The break in is a bit painful but worth it. Hang in there!

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Weight: 5.7 oz/ 160ggLast: PD 85Construction: Slip LastedUpper: Lorica / Leather (in heel and forefoot)/Stretch Cordora Lining: UnlinedMidsole: P3 Sole: 3mm Vibram XS Grip2

- River Sports Outfitters

A minimalist slipper designed to allow ultimate sensitivity and freedom of movementFeatures WEIGHT 57 oz 160g LAST PD 85 CONSTRUCTION Slip Lasted UPPER Lorica Leather in heel and forefootStretch Cordora LINING Unlined MIDSOLE P3 SOLE 3mm Vibram XS Grip2

- Bentgate.com

For out of the box performance, unmatched sensitivity, and freedom of movement, La Sportiva's lightweight and simple Speedster rock shoes are ideal. Featuring an asymmetrical, downturned toebox that follows the muscles of your feet, these slip-ons are extremely effective on small edges, pockets, and sensitive smears.

- Mountain Gear

Toss the La Sportiva Speedster Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe in your backseat so you can duck out for some quick bouldering during your lunch break. Whether you're out on troll-sized boulders or inside the local gyms cave, this highly curved slip-on sticks your feet to the rock so you can bag a new problem.

- Backcountry.com

On Sale. Free Shipping. La Sportiva Men's Speedster Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Speedster Shoe Designed to provide extreme sensitivity for excellent edge control and high performance footwork All Lorica upper for no stretch performance and power Out of the box edging performance with a 3mm rounded sole for immediate, exact edging performance The SPECS Weight: 5.7 oz / 160 g Last: PD 85 Construction: Slip Lasted Midsole: P3, none Sole: 3mm Vibram XS Grip2 The SPECS for Upper Lorlca Leather (in the heel and forefoot) Stretch Cordura This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

La Sportiva Speedster

previously retailed for:
$84.99 - $132.00

The La Sportiva Speedster is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen May 23, 2014 at River Sports Outfitters.

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