CLIMBING SHOE RUBBER
We replace your climbing shoe rubber according to
the factory specifications for each model.
Please let us know if you prefer a harder or softer rubber compound. We are happy to provide alternative options or advise which rubber to place on your climbing shoes.
It does not cost anything extra to change the type of rubber...we supply all rubber at the same price with the resole.
You can select the rubber type when completing the Online Form before sending in your climbing shoes.
LA SPORTIVA ORIGINAL SPARE PARTS
As an Official La Sportiva resoler, we carry and supply La Sportiva Original Spare Parts (rubber soles) for most of La Sportiva climbing shoe models.
- XS Grip: Original Vibram climbing rubber compound
- XS Grip2: a soft compound rubber for steep routes and smearing problems
- XS Edge: a harder compound for edging and is firm for crack routes
We have various other brands of climbing rubber compounds including:
- Scarpa Vision rubber
- Davos Stick Zero: from Italy, used on some Scarpa models, is a strong rival to Vibram XS Grip2 or it is perhaps better.
- Davos Technostick : very very slightly softer and stickier than Vibram XS Grip2 - comes in blue up to 5mm, yellow 4mm and green 4mm.
- Stealth C4
- Butora Neo Fuse (softer and stickier than Vibram XS Grip2) & Neo Force (better for edging and comparable to Vibram XS Edge).
These range from soft and sticky for steep routes or even slabs, to harder and more durable for sharp or small micro edges and is more secure for crack routes.
Climbing rubber comes in a variety of colours - usually black but also yellow or blue for some some rubber types (see above).
When completing the Online Form, please specify if you would like a different rubber type than what came originally from the factory on your shoe model.
We will replace the rubber your shoes came with unless you specify another similar type which can come in a variety of colours: black, blue (up to 5mm), yellow and green (eco friendly). See above.
To send your climbing shoes to us, please visit the "Post In Your Shoes" page and fill out the Online Form.