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La Sportiva Tora

The Tora is one of La Sportiva's three new price-point shoes, and our favorite of the bunch.

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La Sportiva Tora, $90

  • Steep rock: 2.5 Star
  • Face climbing: 2.5 Star
  • Long routes: 2 Star
  • Upper: Leather, unlined
  • Rubber: 5mm FriXion Green

The Tora is one of La Sportiva’s three new price-point shoes, and our favorite of the bunch.The last is more relaxed than many of the company’s premium models, upping comfort but lowering performance. I’d recommend it to beginner or intermediate climbers looking for a Velcro slipper to wear in the gym, or anyone looking for a comfortable long-route shoe that isn’t as stiff as a plank. (And if you pull hard enough, this moderately stiff and moderately cambered shoe will get you up V10 or 5.13 and beyond.)

+ Well made; comfortable.

– Limited performance.