North Dome


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title North Dome
Manufacturer La Sportiva
Page By William Marler
Page Type May 11, 2004 / May 11, 2004
Object ID 1073
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FIT Cable lacing system combined with to the toe lacing for precise highly adjustable fit. GRIP Lugged sticky FriXion™ climbing rubber outsole with Trailon midsole and polypropylene shank for excellent traction and extra security when scrambling or talus hopping FUNCTION Nubuck upper, gusseted tongue and rubber toe bumpers for comfort and durability

This multisport performance light hiking shoe will take what ever you can deliver. Great for hiking or long approaches. The FriXion™ lugged sole is great for scrambling and peak bagging. The nubuck leather upper with cabled speed lacing system will give a precise comfortable fit. The North Dome is a great casual everyday shoe with just the right amount of La Sportiva climber-centric performance features.

Color: Mocha/Sky/Grey

Upper: Nubuck Leather w/ rubber toe cap

Construction: Slip Lasted Strobel

Last: Supernova

Lining: Mesh

Sole: FriXion™ Trail Sport

Midsole: Trailon w/ polypropylene shank

Insole: None

Weight: 2 lbs. 4 oz.

Sizes: 36-47.5 (incl. half sizes) [see size chart]

Retail: $95.00 U.S.


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William Marler - May 13, 2004 9:22 am - Voted 5/5

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I picked up a pair of these for hiking in the ADK. The grip of the rubber soles on open slabs in particular. This sort of a hybrid shoe that has e very flexable toe area for smearing. I am getting used to this feature as I walkin them. My previous approach shoes were very stiff. The Merrell ReflexSo this is an adjustment. It is comfortable and can be adjusted to fit easily depending on what you are going to be doing. So far I am satisfied but the test will be the approach to Aconcagua in December. One thing of note the sole is very soft so they will not last as long as some other shoes. I made the mistake of walking onto a white tiled floor in our kitchen. They left black streaks. So don't climb in your kitchen. (•:

Just purchased my second pair. Love these shoes. Wore my first pair out after 1.5 years. (Twelve scrambles and 1 Aconcagua trip plus some everyday use). Did not last long but very comfortable and very sticky.

verdeleone - Sep 15, 2007 2:15 pm - Voted 5/5

Good shoes
I've had a pair abour six months. Very comfortable for hiking. On a trip tto Smith Rock in May they were all I wore for climbing, great for messing about at the local basalt columns. The rubber is quite soft, which I like, but they probably won't last forever. Nothing does.

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