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La Sportiva Testarossa

Weight211 g

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La Sportiva Testarossa
4.5 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews.

Cred: 28184
Review by climbhigher on Oct. 25, 2007
So you decided to break the bank on a pair of shoes for that project you have been working all month. Well you have made a good choice as long as you can shoulder the cost of these shoes. This shoes features make it fit like a glove sculpted for a foot and you will be happy you made this purchase. Just make sure you don't grab this pair for that multipitch slab route you were thinking of doing. The toe box feels really nice and I find my heel just sinks into the rear of the shoe.
Other then the price there is no downfall to this shoe.
Five Ten Galileo

Cred: 922
Review by NeeDlzdos on Jul. 23, 2008
My favorite show of all time for tearing up the boulder problems and hard sport routes. It literally fits like a glove. I have a narrow foot and have never had a show fit this well. The downturned big toe gives you a lot of power on tiny edges and nubbins.

I've resoled these shoes three times and I climb on them at least twice a week. In fact, I'm sending them off again this week for the 4th resole! They rock and just keep on trucking. I really beat them and they take it in stride.

I tried on every shoe in an REI store this winter trying to find another shoe that would replace this one while it was out being resoled. Only the mythos fit me this well. The other 10+ models just didn't come close.
It sized a bit odd for me. I wear a 42.5 mythos, but that size nearly broke my feet in this shoe, I ended up with a 43.5 for some reason and it's exactly perfect.

They're a bit pricey, but what's an extra $10 for a shoe that works.
La Sportiva Solution or Miura, Five Ten Galileo

Cred: 311
Review by fb_894465643 on Feb. 11, 2008
Great shoes! Love the fit. I wear a 10, sometimes 10.5, and I've got a 43.5 in these and they fit wonderfully. I love how the big toe is turned downward.

Cred: 11
Review by fb_17815208 on Apr. 07, 2008
only get them if you like stuff thats more than vertical... I wear a 12 street... got a pair of 42s which that I had gone with 41.5

Cred: 50
Review by fb_1263399981 on Jun. 15, 2008
Once broken in, it's the best friggin shoe made. For everything but full on cracks.
Lacing is a pain, specially when breaking them in.

Cred: 8
Review by japandler on May. 16, 2011
Amazing Arch, wicked heeling capabilities, grippy rubber, tight design
Laces :/
These are definitely bouldering or trad shoes. NOT all day. Alternatives might include Miuras, I guess.

Cred: 601
Review by steiger on Jan. 16, 2008
Amazing hard sport shoe
not good for bouldering because of laces,

Cred: 14
Review by fb_29704860 on Feb. 27, 2008
Great fit, very technical

Cred: 12
Review by dfarrell on Feb. 23, 2011
great edging, control
expensive, stretches
miura VS

Cred: 5
Review by Antonio De Luca on Jun. 30, 2008

Cred: 2
Review by fb_582975602 on Mar. 05, 2008
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