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Testarossa

Testarossa

$175.00

A high performance lace-up climbing shoe perfect for steep sport routes and difficult bouldering.

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Find your size - Climbing Fit Chart

Use the chart below to determine your size. If you’re on the borderline between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your measurements for chest and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your chest measurement.

Size Height (cm) Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
XS 122-128 64.5-66 59.5-61.5 68.5-71
S 128-137 66-69 61.5-65 71-74.5
M 137-147 69-75 65-69 74.5-79.5
L 147-158 75-81.5 69-72.5 79.5-84.5
XL 158-170 81.5-88.5 72.5-75.5 84.5-89.5

ADULT FOOTWEAR SIZING CHART

More sizes means a better fit! La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us five extra sizes per size run, which gives you a better fit!
MEN'SEUROPEANWOMEN'S
  33 2.5
  33.5 3
2.5+ 34 3.5
3 34.5 4
3.5 35 4.5
4 35.5 5
4.5 36 5.5
4.5+ 36.5 5.5+
5 37 6
5.5 37.5 6.5
6 38 7
6.5 38.5 7.5
6.5+ 39 7.5+
7 39.5 8
7.5 40 8.5
8 40.5 9
8.5 41 9.5
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+
9 42 10
9.5 42.5 10.5
10 43 11
10.5 43.5 11.5
10.5+ 44 11.5+
11 44.5 12
11.5 45 12.5
12 45.5 13
12.5 46 13.5
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+
13 47 14
13.5 47.5  
14 48  
15 49  
16 50  
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Features

Sick down-turned edging power is what you get in this brilliantly designed high performance work of art. We strategically placed Lorica® (does not stretch) and leather (does stretch) in specific patterns to design the most powerful edging machine on the market - we call it bi-lateral stretch technology. A 3D cupped hytrel midsole under the toes ties into a high tension figure-eight rand that allows you to grab features with your feet and go for the chains.

 

• Ideal terrain: Overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing

AWARDS: Rock and Ice - Editors' Choice Best Overall

 

Testarossa - Rock and Ice Editors Choice Best Overall

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 255
SIZES: 33 - 45 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 7.44 oz (211g) 
LAST: PD 85
FIT: Performance with high asymmetry 
UPPER: Leather / Lorica® 
LINING: Pacific (toe and heel) / Dry-Best® (tongue)
MIDSOLE: 3D Hytrel Anatomical Insert (under toes) with P3® 
SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Grip2

Reviews

Customer Reviews

7 Item(s)

per page
Amazing Climbing Shoes
I love these shoes! Beautiful design, soft and overall very worth the price for high quality climbing shoes. I was hesitant to buy the Testarossa because they are expensive and did not know how they would fit if I bought them online. I tried on the Miuras for a size comparison and decided to go with a whole size down in US sizing because natural leather technically stretches a full size. They were painful at first when I tried them, but now that I am breaking them in more and molding to my feet - they are amazing climbing shoes. I love them!!! Very happy with my purchase.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Lily (Posted on 11/29/2016)
Review for TESTAROSSA
Awesome shoes! for a great review of this shoe check out Gear View's youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4VsLw1pDaU
Review by Matthew C. - Kennesaw, GA (Posted on 6/2/2016)
Review for TESTAROSSA
GREAT shoe. Edges fantastic. Steep terrain? No problem. Heel hooks? Easy. I've got wide feet and haven't had much luck with many La Sportiva models, but the low toe lacing allowed the toe box to expand nicely and fit my hobbit feet. Very little stretch, maybe a 1/4 size. Not great for toe hooks, but not many heavy down turned shoes are. Overall, I really like this shoe. Getting mine resoled.
Review by Phillip W. - Portland, OR (Posted on 10/23/2015)
Review for TESTAROSSA
I think the Testarossa is a great shoe for someone with a wider foot. The combination of the lacing and the leather allow the fit to be customized to any foot size though someone with particularly narrow feet might find them a bit boxy. They have great sensitivity so I really like them for steep climbing and gym climbing.
Review by Matt W. - Boulder, CO (Posted on 4/1/2015)
Review for TESTAROSSA
Those shoes are amazing! With m'y wide foot I ad trouble finding shoes that fit like them! Realy agressive nice feeling on the big toe! Again... AMAZING!
Review by Pier - Luc G. - Gatineau, QC (Posted on 3/15/2015)
Review for TESTAROSSA
Great for pockets and bigger edges. If you like to feel what your foot is on, this is the shoe for you. If you have a high arch and a narrow foot these shoes will become your best friend. It could feel really tight and uncomfortable for somebody with a wider, flatter foot.
Review by Brad W. - Kennesaw, GA (Posted on 4/21/2014)
Review for TESTAROSSA
The Testarossa is my all time favorite shoe. Stripped of all padding, lining, and extra seams, the Testarossa fits my foot like a glove, which is difficult to find for my narrow feet. I feel like I have a ton of precision with this shoe because of it's minimal nature. If you don't like a soft shoe, the Testarossa probably isn't your best choice, but for strong feet this shoe is perfect. The only terrain I wouldn't wear my Testarossas on is anything under vertical, but for steep climbing of any sort, this shoe excels.
Review by Paige C. - Estes Park, CO (Posted on 7/26/2012)
Features

Sick down-turned edging power is what you get in this brilliantly designed high performance work of art. We strategically placed Lorica® (does not stretch) and leather (does stretch) in specific patterns to design the most powerful edging machine on the market - we call it bi-lateral stretch technology. A 3D cupped hytrel midsole under the toes ties into a high tension figure-eight rand that allows you to grab features with your feet and go for the chains.

 

• Ideal terrain: Overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing

AWARDS: Rock and Ice - Editors' Choice Best Overall

 

Testarossa - Rock and Ice Editors Choice Best Overall

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 255
SIZES: 33 - 45 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 7.44 oz (211g) 
LAST: PD 85
FIT: Performance with high asymmetry 
UPPER: Leather / Lorica® 
LINING: Pacific (toe and heel) / Dry-Best® (tongue)
MIDSOLE: 3D Hytrel Anatomical Insert (under toes) with P3® 
SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Grip2

Reviews

Customer Reviews

7 Item(s)

per page
Amazing Climbing Shoes
I love these shoes! Beautiful design, soft and overall very worth the price for high quality climbing shoes. I was hesitant to buy the Testarossa because they are expensive and did not know how they would fit if I bought them online. I tried on the Miuras for a size comparison and decided to go with a whole size down in US sizing because natural leather technically stretches a full size. They were painful at first when I tried them, but now that I am breaking them in more and molding to my feet - they are amazing climbing shoes. I love them!!! Very happy with my purchase.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Lily (Posted on 11/29/2016)
Review for TESTAROSSA
Awesome shoes! for a great review of this shoe check out Gear View's youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4VsLw1pDaU
Review by Matthew C. - Kennesaw, GA (Posted on 6/2/2016)
Review for TESTAROSSA
GREAT shoe. Edges fantastic. Steep terrain? No problem. Heel hooks? Easy. I've got wide feet and haven't had much luck with many La Sportiva models, but the low toe lacing allowed the toe box to expand nicely and fit my hobbit feet. Very little stretch, maybe a 1/4 size. Not great for toe hooks, but not many heavy down turned shoes are. Overall, I really like this shoe. Getting mine resoled.
Review by Phillip W. - Portland, OR (Posted on 10/23/2015)
Review for TESTAROSSA
I think the Testarossa is a great shoe for someone with a wider foot. The combination of the lacing and the leather allow the fit to be customized to any foot size though someone with particularly narrow feet might find them a bit boxy. They have great sensitivity so I really like them for steep climbing and gym climbing.
Review by Matt W. - Boulder, CO (Posted on 4/1/2015)
Review for TESTAROSSA
Those shoes are amazing! With m'y wide foot I ad trouble finding shoes that fit like them! Realy agressive nice feeling on the big toe! Again... AMAZING!
Review by Pier - Luc G. - Gatineau, QC (Posted on 3/15/2015)
Review for TESTAROSSA
Great for pockets and bigger edges. If you like to feel what your foot is on, this is the shoe for you. If you have a high arch and a narrow foot these shoes will become your best friend. It could feel really tight and uncomfortable for somebody with a wider, flatter foot.
Review by Brad W. - Kennesaw, GA (Posted on 4/21/2014)
Review for TESTAROSSA
The Testarossa is my all time favorite shoe. Stripped of all padding, lining, and extra seams, the Testarossa fits my foot like a glove, which is difficult to find for my narrow feet. I feel like I have a ton of precision with this shoe because of it's minimal nature. If you don't like a soft shoe, the Testarossa probably isn't your best choice, but for strong feet this shoe is perfect. The only terrain I wouldn't wear my Testarossas on is anything under vertical, but for steep climbing of any sort, this shoe excels.
Review by Paige C. - Estes Park, CO (Posted on 7/26/2012)