Reviews for Testarossa
Average Rating : 4.90 out of 5
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Other than the foot stank and toe pain...
Review by: shuffleboardfan, 2009-05-15
I had to buy a pair of these in the Red River Gorge when I left my others at home. They have helped me jump from 10's to 11's but I still cant wear them for a full day without my toes really screaming at me. I too have noticed the toe caluses and extra room in the heel...these shoes have also bred more foot stank than I've ever experienced. I think I might retire them because of smell before the rand wears out. Has anyone else experienced this level of funk?
Roughly speaking.... Perfect.
Review by: reventropy, 2009-04-12
These fit like a glove and are more durable than anything I've owned. Let me just say that when my solutions don't quite heel the mustard I put these guys on (and that says A LOT). I've had these for nearly a year and they're just starting to blow on one of the toes due to the rubber seam peeling away. As much as I climb you can't ask for more than a year from any shoe.
La Sportiva Testarossa
Review by: friedrich.nietzsche, 2009-04-12
I've been climbing in these shoes regularly for about 8 months, and I love almost everything about them.
Pros- The toe is excellent. I love how down-turned it is. It's extremely precise on face climbs and grabs so well on overhanging routes. It's also the most comfortable climbing shoe I've ever had. The inside simply molds to my feet and feels awesome. There's even a part in the front of the shoe that comes up under my toes that makes them so comfy!
Cons- There are two things I don't love about them. First, the heel was a little hard to fit to my foot, and I ended up getting a pair with a lot of dead space in the heel. Almost worthless on any route with a desperate heel hook. But what can I say, it's probably just my weird shaped feet if so many other people haven't mentioned this as a problem. Second, I'm just plain lazy and I miss the velcro on my Katanas. Oh, one last thing is that they aren't as down-turned as they were when I first got them, so I'll most likely be getting something with the P3 system for my next pair of shoes, like the Solutions or Miura VS.
Review by: Graebel, 2008-08-06
I've been really pleased with these shoes since I bought them. For gym climbing and limited outdoor they've been awesome, really helped me achieve some climbs that I could not have done before without their awesome edging and lots of stick on heel hooks. I love overhangs and these have performed awesomely (if only my muscles were so reliable).
Only three minor issues. Stretch is moderate and not helped by sweaty feet. They suck to pull on and off, especially outside. And I've got ugly calluses on my big toes from the toe of the shoe - yes, I know, purely a cosmetic issue.
Review by: murph24, 2008-06-02
Despite a painful break in period, I'd recommend these to anyone looking for a precise shoe. The design of the shoe eliminates that dead space underneath the hammer-head part of the toe. This significantly improves my ability to grab holds with my feet. Also, I feel way more confident on smaller edges. Awesome shoe!, I love them