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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Boulder

Manufacturer: La Sportiva

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: Distel32

Created/Edited: Nov 7, 2002 / Nov 7, 2002

Object ID: 546

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The La Sportiva Boulder is an extremely versatile all-terrain, low top approach shoe that you can actually climb in. Designed for boulder hopping, moving light and fast on moderate routes, guiding, or anytime you venture outdoors, this shoe is the choice of top professional climbing instructors and guides. With an improved fit, shock absorbing midsole, sticky DOT rubber sole and XSV rands this shoe is great on the approach yet won't let you down on the climb. If you are serious about climbing, get serious about your approach shoe.


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bigwallyUntitled Review

Voted 2/5

While the manufacturer"s description makes this shoe sound like a happy marriage of a comfortable approach shoe and a sticky climbing shoe.....it is actually a raging divorce ; insults are flung and abuse abounds.!!! They are simply too narrow, have too little padding and are too stiff to walk in comfortably for much of any distance. Once on the rock they are actually poor performers. The result is that you have an "Approach" shoe that is irritating as a climbing shoe to walk in, AND is as poor as a Trail shoe to climb in. To describe them in a single word I would have to say "NOTWORKING".!!!!!!!!!!!! Although I got them for half price, I did not find even that value in them and Gave Them Away !!!!!
Posted Jan 26, 2003 9:05 pm

Distel32Untitled Review

Voted 5/5

I've had just the opposite feeling of bigwally about mine. My feet fit perfectly in them (maybe mine are narrow) and find them very comfortable. I've also found the they are great for warm up climbs, have had no problems climbing 5.7 in them and the rubber sticks for me. probably just different foot shape, but try them on and walk around in them in the store, because obviously some people hate them and some love them.
Posted Mar 23, 2003 12:36 pm

climberkristinUntitled Review

Voted 2/5

Comfortable for lower class bouldering, but not completely trustworthy. No arch support for long approaches. I found I never wore them, I'd rather wear trail shoes and carry my climbing shoes.
Posted Sep 2, 2003 5:49 pm

MishaUntitled Review

Voted 2/5

I am not happy with these shoes. While their rubber is pretty sticky for easy bouldering or talus hopping, they are far from comfortable for longer approaches. They are too narrow for most of people's feet and seriously lack ankle support. Not to mention that my shoes started to fall apart after 3-4 trips. I will never buy these again! Get yourself a pair of trail-runners and rock-shoes, it is worth it!
Posted Dec 14, 2003 6:18 pm

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