Who should buy the La Sportiva Geckogym

The La Sportiva Geckogym is a decent tool to send projects in, despite its flaws. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is designed primarily for climbing pursuits in the gym. 
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that provides users with enough friction on the wall without leaving a trace.
  • Prefer a vegan-friendly and completely washable climbing shoe.

La Sportiva Geckogym logo

The La Sportiva Geckogym's profile

Downturn. The Geckogym is a neutral La Sportiva climbing shoe. Its camber-less construction provides the wearer with lasting comfort, ideal for multi-pitch climbs.

La Sportiva Geckogym profile

Applications. The La Sportiva Geckogym may be used for boulder-type ascents indoors. Its engineers furnished it with a combination of components that enables senders to climb vertical faces efficiently. It is a shoe built specifically for entry-level climbers.

Size and fit

La Sportiva’s Geckogym is a below-the-ankle rock climbing shoe for men and women. Its lined synthetic upper may have little in the way of stretch, if not none at all. The comfort last on which it was built allows the foot to lie flat in the shoe. It is roomy around the instep, thanks to its high-volume construction. Owners can achieve a customized lockdown in it with the use of the shoe’s Velcro closure.

La Sportiva Geckogym fit

Excellent surface grip

The La Sportiva Geckogym uses a company-exclusive outsole called Frixion White for surface grip. It is made of non-marking rubber. 5 mm is its overall thickness. 

La Sportiva Geckogym outsole

La Sportiva designers opted to give it a half-length construction to make resoling it as easy as possible.

La Sportiva Geckogym outsole 1

Excellent underfoot support

This rock climbing shoe by La Sportiva provides sufficient support underfoot with its full-length LaspoFlex midsole. It has a thickness of 1.8 mm.

La Sportiva Geckogym midsole


To don, the La Sportiva Geckogym means to be seen in its washable low-cut upper made of tri-layered fabric courtesy of WashTex. It has a breathable fabric-based liner and microfiber overlays. 

La Sportiva Geckogym upper

Easy to wear

It comes with a set of three pull loops to make getting in and out of the shoe a relatively convenient experience.

La Sportiva Geckogym easy to wear

Provides abrasion protection and heel-hooking grip

A heavy-duty rand walls its lower perimeter for additional abrasion protection and enhanced grip around tricky wall features. What grants owners extra heel-hooking grip, on the other hand, is the shoe’s sturdy heel rand.

La Sportiva Geckogym upper 1

Provides in-shoe comfort

The La Sportiva Geckogym’s tongue has a dual or split-type construction for enhanced in-shoe comfort, especially around the instep zone. The shoe has two hook-and-loop straps, each of which is set through a beveled buckle made of a material resembling hard plastic.

La Sportiva Geckogym insole

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 235g / Women 205g
Construction: Slip lasted, Vegan
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor
Material: Synthetic

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.