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La Sportiva Viper

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

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photo: La Sportiva Viper climbing shoe

Very technical shoe. It is great for sticking to small face holds, but not so great on cracks. I liked these shoes, but after trying the Katanas I fell in love with the Katanas. The problem with the Vipers is that it is hard to put them on and remove them, and your feet tend to sweat a lot more on these closed shoes, and they get stinker than usual. They are great for sport climbs, but the Katanas are as good on the rock, and more comfortable.

Materials: leather
Use: sport climbs
Break-in Period: 3 weeks
Price Paid: $130

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Price Historic Range: $49.96-$125.00
Reviewers Paid: $130.00

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