Excellent all around hook and loop closure entry-level shoe The La Sportiva Tarantula excels at gym climbing, cragging and is slightly more aggressive than the traditional beginner shoe.
Comfortable unlined leather upper provides all day comfort
Long lasting sticky FriXionĘ rubber sticks to plastic and rock equally as well
Infinitely adjustable closure system adapts to various foot types
Asymmetrical shape helps beginning climbers push the grades at a faster pace
More Details: While the thought of a creeping tarantula isn't to everyone's taste, there is no denying that these critters have an uncanny ability to make their way up vertical faces with no apparent effort. These climbing shoes won't let you walk up walls but they will help you develop a tarantula-like ability to make your way from A to B, even if B is a long way up. They've got the support that beginner feet need but are also clearly aimed at improvement. A great first or second pair of shoes.