/ NEW REVIEW: La Sportiva Stickit Kids Rock Shoe

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Nyah Davidson in action in the La Sportiva Stickit Kids Rock Shoe , 3 kb3 year-old Nyah Davidson tries out the tiny La Sportiva Stickit Rockshoes...

"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

Robertostallioni - on 15 May 2013
In reply to UKC Gear: Nice in depth review but sounds weird written in 1st person.
In reply to Robertostallioni:
> Nice in depth review but sounds weird written in 1st person.

Why on earth would Nyah want to write it in the third person though? ;)

TonyB - on 15 May 2013
In reply to UKC Gear:

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.

Thanks, Tony
argyle_dude - on 15 May 2013
In reply to UKC Gear:

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!
winhill - on 15 May 2013
In reply to Robertostallioni:
> (In reply to UKC Gear) Nice in depth review but sounds weird written in 1st person.

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.
In reply to TonyB:

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.

Good luck!

Joby
In reply to TonyB: I got the singing rock one (Apache?) for Olli when he was just under three, and it fitted fine then. He might be too big for it this summer, but he's used it for six years now so plenty of adjustment.

If i was buying again I'd definitely go for one with ziplock style buckles.
Roy Davidson - on 16 May 2013
Sorry winhill, I wrote the review after my three year old trialled the shoes.

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

Roy Davidson - on 16 May 2013
In reply to winhill
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?
I'd rather be climbing - on 16 May 2013
In reply to argyle_dude:
> (In reply to UKC Gear)
>
> 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.

Jon Wickham - on 16 May 2013
In reply to TonyB: Children of that age will need a full body harness as they tend to be more top heavy compared to older children, and perhaps a bit more likely to fall off the wall. Many brands do make kids full body harnesses:

http://dmmclimbing.com/products/tom-kitten/
http://www.edelrid.de/en/sports/products/harnesses/fraggle.html
http://www.mammut.ch/en/productDetail/211001100_v_5461/Elephir.html
http://www.petzl.com/en/outdoor/full-body-harnesses/ouistiti
http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/Rock-Climbing-Equipment/Harnesses/Childrens-Harnesses/Vision-K...

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.
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ti_pin_man - on 23 May 2013
In reply to UKC Gear: I enjoyed this light hearted review, clearly a parent pleased to encourage his daughter into the sport he loves. Bravo sir much better than sitting them in front of the TV.

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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