Closeouts. For all-day comfort and performance, lace up the Tradmaster leather climbing shoes from La Sportiva. The high-performance shoe was designed around a stiff midsole for support and comfort on the crag.
4mm FriXion® RS rubber outsole for traction and grip
The molded reverse-lugged heel bends under the sole for added traction
Weight: 1 lb. 2 oz. pr.
Made in China
Climbing and other related activities are inherently dangerous; anyone purchasing or using equipment for this purpose is personally responsible for getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use
Reviewed by Annonymous from Colorado on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Bought these just for crack and long days. Have worn once and love them! Was concerned as there were reviews about the lack of "stickiness" on the rubber. I had no problems. Edging, smearing, crack all done well with this shoe. Almost bought another pair because of the great price but remembered I can always get them resoled.
I bought them hoping for comfortable shoes for long routes. However one shoe has seam sticking out inside and pressing on my toe, this negates the comfort and it gets painful jamming them in in cracks. so I used them mostly in gym. After about one year soles exposed a cavity in the rubber, as the sole were made of layers, and when one layer is gone it exposed the crack - the cavity between layers. I notified Sportiva of both defects and sent pictures.
Otherwise shoes are not bad. If you got lucky and get pair without these defects, they probably will work well.
Reviewed by Sasha from Washington on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
I bought these last year and after one trip to the gym I should have returned them, but somehow never bothered. Since then, I've seen lots of other pairs of these "tradmasters" in gear swaps, etc. - always looking very new-ish and unused. They've become something of a running joke because there they sit in the bottom of my climbing gear pile...but I just never want to wear them. They're comfy, but that's nothing useful in a climbing shoe. They're totally clunky and I can barely feel the edges of jugs at the gym. Can't imagine using them anywhere. Don't bother getting these, unless comfort is the most important factor to you.
Reviewed by Yositune from Alexandria, VA on Sunday, August 5, 2012
I bought a pair for my son and based on his feedback it's a great shoe. My climbing buddy has a pair and loves them--though he paid alot more. Very good edging support but not too stiff. Good fit overall based on the sizing of my sons other shoes.
Reviewed by rg from Salt Lake City on Friday, January 27, 2012
I like all leather upper shoes. You can get them a bit tight and they stretch to fit wonderfully. This was the case with these shoes. Problem is the sole is made from the same material they use on their approach shoes which is not good enough for real climbing. My toe has blown off what I consider a sizable edge a number of times. OK beginner shoe or easy all day trad stuff but that's about it.
Reviewed by mystery bob from so cal mtns on Saturday, December 3, 2011
Out of the box comfort. My right foot a little bigger so took a couple of routes to break that in. Used in Joshua Tree for 4 days and super comfortable and sticky. Was wearing them around camp and forgot I had climbing shoes on. The liner may get warm in summer but perfect for November in the desert. La sportiva makes great gear. I wear the mythos and compared to those the tradmasters are heavier and have a bigger edge, great for trad and all day wear.