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Otaki

P4209Z17650
(16)
$103.61
$168.37

The La Sportiva Otaki is an all round climbing shoe with a medium/stiff midsole and Vibram XS Edge rubber, this makes them ideal for more edgy routes/problems but they arent too shoddy on smears either. The dual velcro closure allows for a dialed in fit and the P3 technology means that the slightly downturned profile of the shoe is not lost over time. Laser cut uppers also reduces stitching and bulk from the shoe increasing comfort and less irritation during the break in period. The Otaki also features the S-Heel which uses a stiffer piece of rubber on the inside edge of the heel to provide more torsional stability and a more secure palcement.

Details:

  • P3® patented technology for a down-turned performance fit for slicing and dicing where needed
  • Patented S-Heel™ construction provides optimal heel hooking maneuverability and the perfect heel cup fit
  • Laser-cut uppers reduce stitching and bulk

Spec:

LAST: WPD 75

CONSTRUCTION: Slip Lasted

UPPER: Leather / Microfiber

LINING: Pacific (in front)

MIDSOLE: 1.1mm LaspoFlex with P3®

SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Edge


2 in stock

Video reviews

Gear Geek Otaki Review - OutDoor 2015

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La Sportiva Otaki Review

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WeighMyRack 2016 Shoe Showdown

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How I choose the correct size?

All climbing shoe models fit differently. We put together our 'shoeculator' to help you find the right size in a new model, compared to your old climbing shoes or street shoes.

Choose from the options below to find your size in the La Sportiva Otaki
Climbing Shoe
or
Street Shoe

This sizing advice is based on two pairs of brand new shoes. Leather shoes tend to stretch more than synthetic shoes. When switching from synthetic to leather you may want to select a smaller size.

The La Sportiva Otaki is an all round climbing shoe with a medium/stiff midsole and Vibram XS Edge rubber, this makes them ideal for more edgy routes/problems but they arent too shoddy on smears either. The dual velcro closure allows for a dialed in fit and the P3 technology means that the slightly downturned profile of the shoe is not lost over time. Laser cut uppers also reduces stitching and bulk from the shoe increasing comfort and less irritation during the break in period. The Otaki also features the S-Heel which uses a stiffer piece of rubber on the inside edge of the heel to provide more torsional stability and a more secure palcement.

Details:

  • P3® patented technology for a down-turned performance fit for slicing and dicing where needed
  • Patented S-Heel™ construction provides optimal heel hooking maneuverability and the perfect heel cup fit
  • Laser-cut uppers reduce stitching and bulk

Spec:

LAST: WPD 75

CONSTRUCTION: Slip Lasted

UPPER: Leather / Microfiber

LINING: Pacific (in front)

MIDSOLE: 1.1mm LaspoFlex with P3®

SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Edge


Customer questions

Q

Does it stretch at all?

A

With mould and stretch you can expect roughly a half size increase

Bananafingers
Q

Hi, Is the La Sportiva Otaki suitable for indoor wall climbing? Is it very stiff or suitable for a young boy who is at competition level?
Thanks!

A

These are medium stiffness with a slight down turn, which makes them an excellent all rounder. La Sportiva are one of the most well respected brands in climbing and so if you can find the right fit for your boy these should be a great choice.

Bananafingers
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Video reviews

Gear Geek Otaki Review - OutDoor 2015

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La Sportiva Otaki Review

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WeighMyRack 2016 Shoe Showdown

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Reviews & ratings

Average rating

Based on 16 ratings
4.31

Product reviews (5)

Nathan Roberts
Nathan Roberts
Sep 19, 2017

Awesome shoe can get my toe on pretty much any hold comfortable but think i could of done with a half size bigger

Duncan Campbell
Duncan Campbell
Aug 21, 2017

Great all-round shoe. For me, one of he best performing shoes I have ever used plus really comfortable. Used to buy whites in uk 5 and then Muira vs in 36.5 and found them both painful. But otaki in a 37 and the feel like a midway point between the two models I have previously used. They are stiff and supportive but I can still smear fairly well in them but they are aggressive enough to toe in better than whites. Plus have a long period of performing optimally. I use mine on hard uk sport routes and whilst trad climbing and will be taking them to taghia later in the year. Heel is good though for me not the stand out feature of the shoes. I'm
On my third pair this year (have been climbing a lot)

Kade allen
Kade allen
Jul 21, 2017

Bought these for a training shoe to go alongside my Pythons which I wear a 38 (5uk) in. The shop calculator recommended I get a 38.5 in these, so I did. I couldn't get them on very easily out of the box, especially on my left foot where I ended up having to use a plastic bag on the heel. A totally different fit than the pythons which were half a size too big. They are a lower volume fit compared to other downturned shoes I have worn. Pretty stiff out of the box. S-heel is great. Terrible at toe hooks, inadequate toe rubber surface area, small chunks of rubber just doesn't do the job. Pretty good on small edges while also having pretty good sensitivity. Bought them mainly for endurance training because my pythons were too soft and didn't support my foot after long periods of time. But did not work as an endurance shoe at all!
Not as comfortable as I was reading about. Other than the fit and sizing errors I have made, these are a great shoe for edgy climbs. Perfect little downturn near toe box allows you to really pull in on holds on overhung routes. If it wasn't for the sizing and fit, these would be a 4 or higher. I just can't wear them comfortably to use them more.

Tom Alford
Tom Alford
Nov 25, 2016

These shoes are bloody brilliant. Super comfy (unless they're cold from being on the outside of your rucksack for the approach), which meant I could downsize over 2 full UK sizes. They've just broken in after maybe 2 weeks of indoor bouldering and the odd outdoor sport trip, so now they're super precise and unbelievably sticky. Feel like they've made a big improvement to my climbing, my footwork has improved dramatically. I think the heel S-Cup thing is good but not all that different from any other decent heel, doesn't make huge amounts of noticeable difference unless you're cranking on super sketchy placements, which doesn't happen much for me. Cracking shoes.

SW Gaines
SW Gaines
Aug 31, 2016

I purchased the Otaki as an all round, all day outdoor shoe in July 2016. I started out with 2 indoor sessions to wear the shoes in before flying out to the Dolomites for two weeks where I mostly used them for low-mid grade sport climbing.

I was immediately impressed with the level of comfort (size 42 on 43 feet) without the loss of technical ability. The toe box provides confident edging and precision placements thanks to the Vibram XS Edge rubber. The S-Heel has also given me extra confidence in my heel work with a firm placement every time.
My one complaint would be that there is some movement around the top of the ankle at this size, but as I am normally used to a smaller shoe that is to be expected.
While I largely stick to the Solutions for indoor training, the Otaki still holds up as an indoor shoe and I do now use them for longer, easier sessions. I expect that dropping down a size would provide me with a high performance bouldering/sport shoe.

I have been a big La Sportiva fan since moving to a pair of size 41 Muira VS in 2012 and have been using size 40 Solutions as indoor/hard outdoor shoes for 2 years. The Otaki gives me a more comfortable shoe for long days at the crag but maintains the high level of technical performance I expect with a higher end La Sportiva rock shoe.

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