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La Sportiva - Otaki - Climbing shoes tested

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Thomas's profile picture
| Norwich
I've now gone through several pairs

Time: How long were you using the product?
They lasted almost 10 months (split use with other shoes) until I burn't through the rubber on the toes.

Recommended use: What did you use the product for exactly?
Predominantly bouldering

Positive: What do you like most about the product?
The shoes, abet overly snug to begin with, mould nicely to the shape of your foot, combined with the heal having the same suction as the solutions, makes the shoe feel really solid, to the point where you don't have to 'think' so hard about your feet.

Negative: What didn't you like about the product?
The stiffness won't be for everyone. Slab can be a bit of challenge.

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    Versatile
    Robust
    Good fit
    High edge stability
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Matti's profile picture
| London

50% have found the reviews
by Matti helpful

My new favourite shoe

I'm a Solutions die hard but thought I'd try a pair of the Otaki for a new indoor shoe. Very impressed and have swapped these to my primary outdoor shoe.

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    Versatile
    Good fit
    Good grip
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Paul's profile picture
| Dublin

100% have found the reviews
by Paul helpful

excellent shoes

I've been using these for a few weeks now and i'm very happy with them. performance is as you'd expect from a high end la sportiva shoe. shoe has a mid/stiff rubber, edges excellently and the heel is super stable for heel hooking. shoe feels really secure. i bought two sizes down from my street size, they are tight and snug but comfortable enough for a two hour bouldering session with a break for coffee after them breaking them in.

if you want a high performance fit for hard bouldering i would maybe go 2 1/2 - 3 sizes down. for intermediate climbers like me i would suggest 2 - 1 1/2 sizes down and for people maybe buying their first climbing shoes i would go 1 size down.

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Antonios's profile picture
| Kifissia

100% have found the reviews
by Antonios helpful

Great shoe

It is really a great shoe. It edges amazingly in the smallest if holds and smears great too. I like the slightly wider fit that you can snug with the easy to use Velcro

I use to use Miura lace up and I think they are at par on technical climbs while providing better support with the p3

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    Good grip
    Versatile
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Martin's profile picture
| Bochum

  • Advantages
    Good grip
  • Disadvantages
    Not comfortable
Christian's profile picture
| Herrischried

  • Advantages
    Good grip
Jens's profile picture
| Heidelberg

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    High edge stability
  • Disadvantages
    Not adjustable
Michael's profile picture
| Nürnberg

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Versatile
    Good grip
Tobias's profile picture
| Lübeck

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Robust
    Versatile
    Good fit
10004070 Max Köhler's profile picture
| München

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    High edge stability
    Robust
Matthias 's profile picture
| Langwedel

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    High edge stability
    Robust
    Good fit
    Versatile
Christian 's profile picture
| Neumarkt

  • Advantages
    Robust
    Good grip
    High edge stability
    Good fit
Joshua's profile picture
| Heroldsberg

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Good fit
    Good grip
    Robust
Apostolos's profile picture
| Katerini

60% have found the reviews
by Apostolos helpful

  • Advantages
    Versatile
    Good grip
    Good fit
    High edge stability
mare's profile picture
| dubrovnik
Sure footing

This shoes give you confidence in your footings.

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Good fit
    Robust
Michael's profile picture
| Unterroth

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Good grip
    High edge stability
Davor's profile picture
| Zagreb
Great shoe

I'll buy it again

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Good fit
Stefan's profile picture
| Hamburg

  • Advantages
    Versatile
Cyrill's profile picture
| Basel

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Robust
    Good fit
Thomas's profile picture
| Bad Sassendorf

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Good fit
Elli's profile picture
| Würzburg

  • Advantages
    Robust
    High edge stability
    Good grip
    Versatile
    Good fit
Daniel's profile picture
| Axams

37% have found the reviews
by Daniel helpful

  • Advantages
    Versatile
David's profile picture
| Kehl

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Versatile
    High edge stability
    Good fit
Markus's profile picture
| Rheinfelden

29% have found the reviews
by Markus helpful

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    High edge stability
    Good grip
Lene's profile picture
| Landau

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Good grip
    Robust

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