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La Sportiva Gripit
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Pros Super comfortable, good for growing feet, easy on/offSuperb edging, great crack shoe, great on steep rockAdjustable heel strap, breathability, single pull adjustmentDurable, comfortable, High quality constructionGood price, comfort, easy on/off
Cons Lacks technical performance, single lace tension strap wore out quicklyLacks comfort for all day climbingFabric is less abrasion resistant than synthetic or real leatherNot great on small holds, runs quite largeSingle lace tension strap can wear out quickly, adjustable heel sacrifices heel hooking rubber
Bottom Line This extremely comfortable foot-shaped shoe is an ideal shoe for young climbers to promote healthy growing feetAn all around powerhouse, this shoe can do just about anything well, from steep sport routes and boulders to techy slabs and cracksA great kids shoe, packed with a ton of great features that help it perform well in almost every type of terrainThe Piki is one of the more durable shoes in our roundup as well as being comfortable and a decent performerThis all-around shoe has good performance on beginner to intermediate climbing terrain at a great price
Rating Categories La Sportiva Gripit Evolv Ashima Evolv Venga Scarpa Piki La Sportiva Stickit
Edging (20%)
5
10
8
5
6
Cracks (20%)
1
8
8
9
7
Comfort (20%)
9
6
8
7
7
Pockets (20%)
2
9
8
6
5
Sensitivity (20%)
9
7
7
5
6
Specs La Sportiva Gripit Evolv Ashima Evolv Venga Scarpa Piki La Sportiva Stickit
Style Velcro slipper Lace-up Velcro slipper Velcro slipper Velcro slipper
Upper ECO Biodegradable leather Leather Polyester Mesh Synthetic Leather
Width Options None None None None None
Lining Unlined Unlined Agion Antimicrobial Unlined Unlined
Rubber Type Frixion RS TRAX High Friction TRAX SAS Vision Frixion RS
Rubber Thickness 3 mm 4.2 mm 4.2 mm 4 mm 3 mm
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