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Testarossa

Testarossa

$180.00

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

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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.

 

• Patented figure-8 slingshot rand

• Innovative bi-lateral stretch technology designed to stretch in just the right spots

• 3D cupped hytrel midsole

• 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™

 

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

1-10 of 13

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G.O.A.T.
Best climbing shoe of all time. Period. Incredible heel for a narrow heel profile, P3 platform for edging in the steepest caves, and powerful on vertical terrain if needed. I've never climbed in such a dynamic and brilliantly created shoe!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by JSTAR (Posted on 3/30/2018)
My favorite (non-Trad shoe) ever!
These are my favorite hard sport shoes ever. I've had 3 pairs of Testarossas going back over 10 years. I remember thinking how immediately I climbed differently and more precisely.I've resoled 2 pairs to keep as daily gym shoes. My newpairs I keep as outdoor "business" shoes. That's being said they seem to last a really really long time. The leather construction and fit/sizing is absolutely superb. They are consistent sizing to my TC pros Cobras, and solutions. If La Sportiva ever decides to discontinue them I will buy 5 pairs to put in long term vacuum storage!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Spencer (Posted on 1/22/2018)
great shoe awesome preformance
the shoes are AMAZING they're some of the best shoes I've bought so far. it's a great purchase for someone looking for a aggressive shoe
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Kelemen Kirwan (Posted on 1/11/2018)
Long lasting, Great fit, Wonderful preformance
These shoes are my absolute favorite. Sizing is perfect for my small feet. Great rubber, comfortable leather. Aggressive in all of the right ways!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Chloe D. (Posted on 8/2/2017)
Shoes
Great shoe
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Rocksort (Posted on 5/29/2017)
Classic.
An absolute classic, and one of the best built shoes of all time in my opinion. I size mine the same as a Solution and my Skwama. For steep climbing on all rock types these things kick ass - they can smear and edge, grab and push. The only thing is that it won't perform like a Skwama, Genius or Solution for the toe hooks! Try them, you will be sold!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Jon S (Posted on 1/17/2017)
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)
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.

 

• Patented figure-8 slingshot rand

• Innovative bi-lateral stretch technology designed to stretch in just the right spots

• 3D cupped hytrel midsole

• 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™

 

VIEW LA SPORTIVA CLIMBING SHOE QUICK COMPARISON GRAPH
VIEW LA SPORTIVA CLIMBING SHOE COMPARISON CHART

Reviews

Customer Reviews

1-10 of 13

  1. 1
  2. 2
per page
G.O.A.T.
Best climbing shoe of all time. Period. Incredible heel for a narrow heel profile, P3 platform for edging in the steepest caves, and powerful on vertical terrain if needed. I've never climbed in such a dynamic and brilliantly created shoe!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by JSTAR (Posted on 3/30/2018)
My favorite (non-Trad shoe) ever!
These are my favorite hard sport shoes ever. I've had 3 pairs of Testarossas going back over 10 years. I remember thinking how immediately I climbed differently and more precisely.I've resoled 2 pairs to keep as daily gym shoes. My newpairs I keep as outdoor "business" shoes. That's being said they seem to last a really really long time. The leather construction and fit/sizing is absolutely superb. They are consistent sizing to my TC pros Cobras, and solutions. If La Sportiva ever decides to discontinue them I will buy 5 pairs to put in long term vacuum storage!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Spencer (Posted on 1/22/2018)
great shoe awesome preformance
the shoes are AMAZING they're some of the best shoes I've bought so far. it's a great purchase for someone looking for a aggressive shoe
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Kelemen Kirwan (Posted on 1/11/2018)
Long lasting, Great fit, Wonderful preformance
These shoes are my absolute favorite. Sizing is perfect for my small feet. Great rubber, comfortable leather. Aggressive in all of the right ways!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Chloe D. (Posted on 8/2/2017)
Shoes
Great shoe
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Rocksort (Posted on 5/29/2017)
Classic.
An absolute classic, and one of the best built shoes of all time in my opinion. I size mine the same as a Solution and my Skwama. For steep climbing on all rock types these things kick ass - they can smear and edge, grab and push. The only thing is that it won't perform like a Skwama, Genius or Solution for the toe hooks! Try them, you will be sold!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Jon S (Posted on 1/17/2017)
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)