Climbing Shoes Vertika Rip-Tab
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Shaped to envelop the foot. 2 rip-tabs to adjust the hold.
Moderately rigid sole, to reduce foot fatigue from holds
Slightly asymmetrical shape and pointed toe for improved precision
Vibram® XS grip outsole . Top and heel grip for hooking.
Easy off-and-on with 2 hook-and-loop strips.
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I always used La Sportiva Miura VS, but I didn't want to spend so much money for a pair of shoes to use it in the climbing gym. I discovered a really really good shoe so similar to the Miura VS. The Vertika are really confortable, precise and with a really good price. Can't wait to try it outdoor.
Bought these 1.5 years ago. Used them for about 1 year of that time, indoor bouldering about twice a week. Pros: - Excellent grip. Love the rubber. - Shape of the sole is good. Concentrates force well at the big toe. Has enough space for a slightly wider foot. - Feels secure on my foot. Dual Velcro fasteners are convenient and effective. - Comfortable after being broken in. - Good bouldering shoe, offering a balance between edging and smearing performance. - Very competitive price. Cons: - Leather insoles are disintegrating after only a year of use. Climbing shoes are designed to be re-soled and used for a long time, but these have failed unrepairably before the original soles have even worn out once. - The blue dye from the leather never stops leaching out. My feet are stained blue after every climbing session. Fortunately, it washes off with soap, water and some scrubbing. For some reason, the yellow dye doesn't seem to cause nearly as much of an issue. - The heel straps that help you put the shoe on are badly designed. Most shoes have the straps on the outside of the leather, but these are sewn on the inside, where they sit against your skin. Since climbing shoes are tight-fitting, the straps and associated stitching create a pressure point that always chafes. Took me six months before my skin stopped having sores where the straps are. - The glue used to hold the shoe together isn't durable enough. The outer sole is starting to detach slightly at the vamp (where the shoe bends up at the front) because that's a natural pressure point. Fortunately, this doesn't impact the performance of the shoe at all. More surprisingly, I feel like the inner sole is starting to delaminate slightly, possibly explaining why it has disintegrated so quickly. - Heels feels a bit too big for me, but that's probably an individual fit issue.
Unfortunately, after using these shoes once a week for a month and a half they have already completely lost their shape. I'm already looking to get a new pair but not purchasing these again. Makes me sad to have wasted my money.
The title says it all. I don't think the designers ever tried these shoes for climbing. It has been 3 months, and it is going to bin.
I am sorry to hear that the Vertika Climbing Shoes were not up to the standard that your required. Would you be able to send me more details as to why you are unhappy withe the Vertika climbing shoes so that I can pass this on to the designers.
Many thanks and once again apologies for the Vertika's not meeting your expectations.
Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert
im size 10, got 9.5, don't fit and started an "exchange". Given the only option to send the 9.5 by post, which you have to pay for as they dont supply a returns sticker. It should be a simple case of dropping the shoes off at my local decatholon store. Called up my local decatholon store to find this out btw as I never got a email back from 2-3 days ago. I think I have also been charged for the new shoes that were a planned echange.
I am sorry to hear that our returns process did not work efficiently for you.
Any product you would like to return from online can be done in-store as well; you just need to bring the item and the email your received as your receipt and they can exchange, grant a gift card or refund for you.
I have passed on your feedback to the Customer Services Team.
Once again I am sorry for your inconvenience.
Joseph Sutton | UK Product Expert
I'd previously had the Vaurde Plus slipper but couldn't get on with it due to its single velro fastening which gave poor stability so swoipped to the Vertika slipper which is much better with the twn velcro fastening albeit they are a bit long. The boot is comfy yet tight and so far I don't get much roll on small holds.Climbing in the HVS - E2 F6A-6B category. Friction seems good but its still early days and I'm not sure how much stretch there will be in the boot. Seems a good buy for the money.
These are a great bouldering shoe. Small fitting so please buy a size larger than usual.
me acomodaron bien dos tallas menos, su suela vibrar ayuda mucho, los utilizo para entrenar diario y no tengo problema alguno con ellos excelente opción de acuerdo a su precio
Me han servido en pared artificial (roca resina) y en pared natural sin un desgaste acelerado y muy cómodos.
Buena relación calidad precio
Tuve que cogerme tres tallas menos para que se adaptase a mi pie y aun asi no los notaba cogidos. Me parecieron mejores los baratos con cordones a pesar de la suela vibram
Muchas gracias por darnos tu opinión sobre alguno de nuestros productos, es la forma que tenemos de mejorarlos.
Si quieres tenemos el mismo pie de gato pero con la versión cordón con el mismo caucho Vibram.
Como sabes, Decathlon te ofrece la devolución en el plazo de 60 días. Así que puedes llevarlos a tu tienda más cercana y cambiarlos por la versión en cordones.
Muchas gracias por tu confianza y tu tiempo.
Miguel Angel SLO Escalada El Puerto de Santa Maria
Llevos tres meses con estos pies de gato y van geniales. Uso una talla 46 y me compre una 44, pero el pie se introduce facilmente gracias al sistema de cierre y las dos tiras del tobillo para ayudar a su colocacion. De hecho estube apunto de bajar al 43,5. Que tengan unas suelas Vibran (de las mejores del mercado) con el precio que valen hace que sea un producto con una calodad/precio excelente. La unica pega que les veo son que las cintas del velcro del cierre son demasiado largas y a veces llegan a estorbar ya que facilmente tocan la suela y en determinados pasos pueden estorbar. Esto lo he solucionado recortandolas un poco y quedan bien ya que tiene varias costuras en la punta que impide que se desilachen. Le pongo un 5 porque la calidad es inmejorable al precio que estan.
falta ver su resistencia y durabilidad A ver cuanto le duran a mi hijo
Resultan muy incomodos, la suela desoyes de usarlos 4 veces se esta depegando en la punta.un robo
Para ser los primeros la experiencia esta siendo la esperada
Outer sole of
- 100% Rubber - Synthetic
- 70% Split bovine leather
- 30% Polyurethane
Lining and sock of
- 70% Split bovine leather
- 30% Polyurethane
Slight asymmetry, offset toward the big toe: this shape gives you great grip on small holds at the expense of some comfort (especially for those with a flame foot shape) Shape suited to technical climbing.
Midsole and outsole: XS GRIP Vibram® rubber, excellent grip and resistance to wear.
breathable lorica® synthetic leather (flexible and precise) in forefoot areas, leather upper. Fastens with 2 rip-tabs.
If you are a climber working to improve your skills, you can buy them tighter (1/2 -1 size below normal, for example), but it's important they don't hurt, so that your foot can develop mobility, proprioception, and strength. If you are an advanced climber, we suggest you take the time to try different sizes (1 to 2 sizes below normal) to find the best compromise between comfort and compression for more force when pushing off.
Our first tip is to never machine wash your shoes. Thermal and mechanical pressure could damage them. We recommend that you wash them by hand, either with a sponge soaked in clean water or with a sponge soaked in soapy water (Marseille soap), being sure to air-dry them at a stable temperate and avoid drying them on a radiator or in full sunlight. We recommend washing them regularly to increase the life span of the shoes.
The sole bushing wears out quickly when climbing. For regular climbers, the life of the bushings is generally 6 months to 1 year. This depends on many factors (type of rock, climbing style, types of routes, etc.). As soon as you see the synthetic leather through the bushings, you must get them resoled. If you pierce the synthetic leather, resoling will be difficult. Our Decathlon workshops offer resoling services to extend the life of your shoes.
Designed by our teams in the Chamonix valley (France) at the foot of Mont Blanc. Our technical partners test them in the field to validate product claims.
Avoid heat (cars in summer, proximity to a heat source) and humidity Store in a cool, dry place.
warm the outsole by rubbing with your hand before climbing (making rubber instantly sticky to avoiding wearing in first minutes of use due to outsole slipping on the rock because it is cold); clean the rubber after climbing (before it cools so dust doesn't stick).