CLIMBING SHOES VERTIKA RIP-TAB

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8359207
Key feature
Looking for technicality and versatility? With its precise toe this shoe provides surprising hooking capability thanks to the heel design. Good grip with Vibram XS grip bushing.
Users reviews
3.85 / 5 210 ratings

Products benefits

User comfort
Shaped to envelop the foot. 2 rip-tabs to adjust the hold.
Rigidity
Moderately rigid sole, to reduce foot fatigue from holds
Precision
Slightly asymmetrical shape and pointed toe for improved precision
Grip
Vibram® XS grip outsole . Top and heel grip for hooking.
Easy dressing
Easy off-and-on with two hook-and-loop strips.

Features

Composition
Outer sole of : 100.0% Rubber - Synthetic Upper of : 70.0% Leather - Bovine - Split, Upper of : 30.0% Polyurethane (PU) Lining and sock of : 70.0% Leather - Bovine - Split, Lining and sock of : 30.0% Polyurethane (PU)
Approved by
Approved by our partner team of professional climbers on routes from 5C to 7A
Tests
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.
Guarantee
2 years

Advice

Storage Tips
Avoid heat (cars in summer, proximity to a heat source) and humidity Store in a cool, dry place.

Additional information

SHOE SHAPE
Slight asymmetry, offset towards 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.
SOLE
Midsole and outsole: XS GRIP Vibram® rubber, excellent grip and resistance to wear.
UPPER
breathable lorica® synthetic leather (flexible and precise) in forefoot areas, leather upper. Fastens with two rip-tabs.
SIZING RECOMMENDATIONS
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.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS
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.
RESOLING TIPS
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.

Users reviews

3.85 / 5 210 ratings
156 users recommended this product

At Decathlon, reviews are reliable.

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    05 December 2019
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Vertika Shoes

    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.

  • Woman
    30-39 years old
    21 March 2019
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Worst Climbing Shoes Ever

    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.

    Brand response :

    Hello Balkose Ayse,

    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

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    17 May 2018
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version
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    way too small, complicated return process....

    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.

    Brand response :

    Hello Shane,

    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

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