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Testarossa Rock Shoe - Men's

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Like putting little Ferraris on your feet when it's time to tackle overhangs and micro edges, the Testarossa rock shoe from La Sportiva has an aggressively down-turned toe that's ready to tackle the toughest routes.

While you grip the face with sticky Vibram XS grip rubber, you'll have the support you need from the Hytrel Anatomical Insert midsole that enhances the glove-like fit for maximum sensitivity.

 

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La SportivaTestarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bouldering (5)
    • Extreme conditions (3)
    • Outdoors (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        60% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    solid shoe

    By John of Ark

    from Arkansas

    About Me Competitive Climber

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Severely downturned

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bouldering
      • Outdoor

      Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

      I got these for routes I am challenged on. I had the Venom slipper and loved it - supposedly this shoe has the same last. Only had these a week and a half, they are still super tight, but will stretch - I bought the same size I always buy. New Sportivas do wear out quickly - my friend had a pair of these that got shredded in six months, just like the last pair of my Sportivas. After using some other shoes, I am back to Sportiva - they do perform.
      Downturned toe is most severe I have ever seen, yet somehow that part of the shoe is not uncomfortable.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      AGGGGGGRESSSSIVE!

      By jcslater

      from Tucson, AZ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Super aggressive

      Cons

      • Wears fast

      Best Uses

      • Bouldering

      Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

      Some people live and die by the Testarossa or as my friends call them "The Ferrari shoe". I loved it.....once I broke them in. I fit into a 44 EU Testarossa a full size and a half bigger than any of my other Sportivas. You want to get the smallest size you can tolerate because these will stretch 1.5 sizes. But make sure you can handle the pain and make sure this isn't one of your first shoes. On the upside the performance is great. Super aggressive. I was clinging onto jibs that were almost non-existent.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Brilliant shoe

      By Climb4Life

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Avid Climber

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • nice fit

      Cons

      • Laces
      • Mushy Heel Hooks

      Best Uses

        Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

        This is my second rock shoe, my first one being the Evolv Defy. This shoe is by far better. It doesn't take long to break them in which is good. Heel hooks are muhy, but thats the only con. I would recommend this shoe.

        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The definition of perfection.

        By Cowboy Brown

        from Utah

        About Me Avid Climber

        Pros

        • Rugged
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bouldering
          • Outdoor
          • Sprint Climbs

          Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

          This shoe is insane. From the minute i put them on they were perfect and most shoes take a bit to break in but i have had no problem with them at all. They are aggressive, comfortible, and just an all around strong shoe. They have a little different shape on the inside but i actually like it better. I couldn't be happier. For sizing i wear a 10 1/2 shoe and a 42.5 in this shoe if that helps at all.

          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          For the steep

          By sean

          from IL

          About Me Avid Climber

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • overhangs only

              Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

              I've got a relatively wide foot, but I generally get leather shoes that'll stretch. I tried on a pair of these characters that a friend had. Size smaller than normal shoe in euro sizing. Leather breaks in well. Caution: technical shoe for steep climbing with this big of a downturned toe. Not much use anywhere else (no slabs etc.). I do have a bit of a air pocket in the heel. So, heel hooks are mushy. If you climb with your toes and in the steep, get them, they'll help. If other styles of climbing are yours, seek elsewhere.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels full size too small
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Testarossa

              By Parker

              from Sacramento, CA.

              About Me Avid Climber

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bouldering

                Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

                Great shoes for overhanging sport routes or steep bouldering. Feel comfortable once you break them in.

                • Comfort:
                • Breathes Well, Cushioned Insole
                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                These Shoes ROCK!

                By KClimber

                from Lubbock, TX

                About Me Avid Climber

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoor
                  • Long Climbs
                  • Outdoor

                  Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

                  These shoes are the ferraris of shoes! They are absolutely comfortable. I have only had them for a short time but they immediately form to my feet and aren't too uncomfortable for new shoes. I would say that sizing for La Sportiva runs a little bit smaller than other brands so I would definitely get a smaller size in these than your other shoes. I went from Mad Rocks to these and had to go a full Euro size down from them. The only negative thing that I would say about these shoes is that the weight is all on the big toe so sometimes edging with the outer part of the foot is a little more difficult than with my older pair of shoes. Otherwise, they are absolutely perfect! Wouldn't change a thing!

                  • Comfort:
                  • All weight on big toe, Breathes Well, Fits Perfect to my Foot
                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Could ask for nothing more!

                  By Rockrat-Colorado

                  from CO

                  Pros

                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Casual Climbing
                    • Extreme Conditions

                    Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

                    Out of the three pairs of LaSportiva I have owned (Cliff, Katana, and these), this has got to be my favorite for sport and quick routes. Compared to the Katana the shoe like heaven for fit and overall feel. Needless to say, the toes do get alittle sore after multiple hours with the downturned toe, but I would want nothing else for the steep stuff! A great overall Rifle shoe!

                    • Comfort:
                    • Broken in
                    • Sizing:
                    • Fit true to size

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Steep Climbing Dream!

                    By OntheRox

                    from Flagstaff, AZ

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Rugged

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bouldering
                      • Extreme Conditions
                      • Trad Climbing

                      Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

                      I like this shoe for steep climbing, bouldering and smearing. I use it in Yosemite for crack climbing too and it is awesome. The cambered toe allows me to get the power out of my toes and feet that I need to get the send! For a high performance shoe it is ultra comfortable. It does stretch some.

                      • Comfort:
                      • Broken in, Supple
                      • Sizing:
                      • Fit true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Fit true to width

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Shoes

                      By Jim the avid runner

                      from Mass

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Good grip
                      • great arch support

                      Cons

                      • down-turned toe doesn't allow for smear
                      • Too rigid

                      Best Uses

                      • Extreme conditions

                      Comments about La Sportiva Testarossa Rock Shoe - Unisex:

                      i have been breaking these bad boys in for about a month and I can still only wear them for a half hour or so. If you have wide feet, look elsewhere.

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