Review: La Sportiva Stickit Kids Climbing Shoe

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La Sportiva Stickit kids childrens rock climbing shoe

Kids grow fast, which makes parents leery of dropping cash on shoes that will be outgrown well before they get worn out. The Stickits, a bona fide climbing shoe with sticky rubber, have a nifty heel adjustment that enables parents to dial in fit across two full sizes—just pull the cord and knot the end. “My three-year-old will get a year or more of climbing out of these,” said one dad. “And he’s more confident moving in these than he was in his sneakers.” Credit Sportiva’s proprietary Frixion rubber and the slip-lasted construction. They’re built just like your own rock shoes, and this, says our test parents, is key: “At the very least, your Mini Me will be stoked to have shoes like yours, which makes trips to the gym even more fun.”

$48; sportiva.com

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