Product Overview

The Tarantula is a sturdy, comfortable shoe. Its overlapping tongue helps accommodate a variety of foot shapes, and the velcro straps keep everything secure. La Sportiva’s proprietary FriXion RS rubber gives a good balance between stickiness and durability, while the supportive insole and reasonably accommodating shape make the Tarantula equally suited to training mileage indoors and long days at the crag or in the mountains.

Size Range: EU 35-48 (inc. halves)

Sole Rubber: FriXion RS

Sole Thickness: 4mm

Insole: 1.8mm LaSpoFlex

Upper Material: Leather

Lining: ‘Pacific’ toe-box


La Sportiva’s sizing is somewhat peculiar compared to that of most other manufacturers. It is not unusual to take their shoes 1½-2 full euro sizes – or more - smaller than your foot measurement. Naturally this varies depending on foot shape, intended use and personal preference.