/ NEW REVIEW: La Sportiva Stickit Kids Rock Shoe
"I can't quite tie my own shoe laces yet and the team at La Sportiva must have recognised this as they had supplied a nifty little velcro strap that I could easily fasten as it had a huge sticky velcro hand at the end of the strap..."
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=5500
Why on earth would Nyah want to write it in the third person though? ;)
That's a great review. I'm sorry to change the topic slightly, we are keen to buy a harness for our two and half year old. I was wondering if you had any recommendations. Most of the children's harnesses that I saw on the internet suggested that they were suitable for four year olds and up. I think the Camp one looked the most adjustable but even that says 3 and up.
It's about time gear companies started making the kiddies shoes in adult sizes. I want a pair of climbing shoes with a monkey or a shark on them!
Dunno, it looks like a gimmicky review of a gimmicky product, more advertorial than an actual review.
Begs the question why La Sportiva would send out the smallest shoes (assuming they were, review is so poor it doesn't tell us!) for review, suggests even the manufacturer doesn't take the product seriously.
Perhaps the review is intended as a sarcastic reply to La Sportiva? That would make more sense.
They don't quote recommended ages, but Edelrid do a full body harness called the Fraggle in an XXS, which is the smalles harness I've come across. Might be worth a look.
If i was buying again I'd definitely go for one with ziplock style buckles.
Being a parent the main points of interest were comfort and durability
For a three year old, it's style and ease of use.
I thought I covered these areas but I'm no acclaimed author, just a climber and a dad therefore if you have anything specific you wish to ask about the shoe, please do and I will answer as best as possible.
Do I think the shoe is gimmicky? - no - the 'kid friendly features' are very practical, unsure if you have kids but most cant tie laces at 3 therefore the 'gimmicks' are handy
Unsure about your comment thinking this was an attempt to slate la sportiva,,,reading over it I've no idea where you got that from, the complimentary review wasn't sarcastic
Oh and 'why would la sportiva send out the smallest shoe'?
I couldn't answer this, you'd need to ask la sportiva - my daughter is the smallest size hence they sent out the smallest size? Seemed fairly obvious?
> It's about time gear companies started making the kiddies shoes in adult sizes. I want a pair of climbing shoes with a monkey or a shark on them!
If there was a "like" button, I'd be clicking it untill my fingers were reduced to bloodied stumps.
Children can of course vary dramatically with size, regardless of their age, so it is all down to fit, which means physically trying on a harness before buying.
And in a blatent self promotion check us out if you're looking for kids climbing leg wear, should have the first few off the production line late june: www.mojoeclimbing.com
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