The La Sportiva Zenit has been developed for those who want an easy going rock climbing shoe, designed to balance breathability and comfort with a decent level of performance.
Constructed using a flexible, highly breathable knitted synthetic upper, the Zenit provides a super comfortable fit and, thanks to dual Velcro closure, easy on-off. The shoe is supportive yet fairly sensitive where it matters, while also being hardwearing, particularly when used on indoor walls. The upper fabric differs from that used in similar "knitted mesh" shoes from rival brands by way of its more advanced, variable weave. This is used to great effect within the Zenit by creating softer stretchier zones where appropriate (under the arch/the tongue etc.) and more static, abrasion resistant areas where required, such as the toe box. This means less seams, more comfort and improved breathability and durability.
An injection moulded rear heel cage provides extra stability in the mid-sole and heel and the Vibram XS-Grip outsole assures superb traction, no matter whether your squeezing between volumes at your local gym or navigating a precarious gritstone slab.