The La Sportiva TC Pro climbing shoe has been designed for edging and crack climbing. Excelling on trad, alpine and big wall routes, this shoe can be fitted for all-day comfort on low to mid grade routes or cutting edge performance at the highest level.
Designed in collaboration with legendary US climber Tommy Caldwell (TC), and worn by Alex Honnold on his Free Solo of El Cap's Freerider, this shoe has a proven pedigree at the sharp end. If you're serious about long routes, crack climbing or big walls, there isn't a shoe on the market that will do it as well as La Sportiva's TC Pro. The main feature of the TC Pro is its mid-rise ankle, reminiscent of the original high-rise climbing boots. This is foam padded and will protect your foot when jammed deep into granite or grit off-widths. As you would expect, the TC Pro is pretty stiff - although as proved on the micro edges of the Dawn Wall, still remarkably sensitive - for the highest level of edging, and features Vibram's XS Edge rubber and P3® rand system for THE best edging performance and foot hold/support. A medium to high asymmetry with a slightly downturn toe means its precise on small footholds but not so much as to make slotting into cracks difficult.
Sizing is on the generous side. For example, if your street shoe size is 43 then a size 43 in the TC Pro will offer a comfort fit with a thin sock on - ideal for easier big walls.
Designed for edging and crack climbing performance.
Mid-height, padded ankle coverages protects on cracks.
AWARDS: Alpinist Mountain Standards Award, Climbing Magazine - New and Notable, Gear Institute - Best in Class.
The front rubber rand offers further protection in the cracks.
The lacing system to the toe has been studded to protect the laces against rock fiction.
The uppers and tongue are breathable which enhances comfort.
TC Pro uses the P3 patent system, designed to maintain the arched shape of the shoe over its lifespan.
Vibram® XS Edge compound, reduces deformation on small and sharp cutting holds.
P3® patented technology for a down-turned performance fit for slicing and dicing where needed
Differentiated lacing between front and rear for the perfect dialled-in fit