La Sportiva Maverink
The La Sportiva Maverink is designed for advanced kids and younger climbers in need of a high-performance shoe that isn't too aggressive or uncomfortable to wear. La Sportiva have made the Maverink extremely sensitive, but with comfort in mind they have constructed utilised an unlined upper and a loose fit to avoid painful and harmful pressure points in growing feet. A great first step into the world of high-performance rock climbing.
La Sportiva say that the No-Edge® Technology of the Maverink allows younger climbers to climb more instinctively and fluidly, and what they mean by this is the ability to be less precise and faster with foot placements. No-Edge® Technology increases the contact-surface area of the sole and allows the shoe to pivot and roll on foot placements, so you don't have to be as accurate on every foothold. Particularly useful on overhanging problems where rearranging feet is especially fatiguing. With only 3mm of rubber it's extremely sensitive and ideal for younger climbers of lower weights on boulders or overhanging routes with barely-there footholds.
Expect the Maverink to stretch up to a full size, but also keep in mind that this shoe has been designed for comfort and should be fitted loose. Also features the P3 rand system that maintains the shoe's powerful shape even after stretching.
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Flame / Sulphur
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Vibram XS Grip 2
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No-Edge® Technology replaces the traditional edge of a climbing shoe with rounded rubber. Because it contours the shape of the toes, it minimises any dead space between the toes and the rubber, resulting in much higher sensitivity and a more homogenous push against the rock.
Vibram XS Grip2™
Rubber compound built for pure friction, recommended for use where maximum grip is the primary need - bouldering and sport climbing, indoor climbing, or extremely smooth, polished routes.
P3® Permanent Power Platform
After intensive abuse, downturned climbing shoes can start to lose their distinctive shape. La Sportiva’s P3 rand system prevents from this happening so your shoe maintains its powerful profile, permanently.
3 product reviews
Firstly I think this is a great shoe for most climbing and it excels on volumes, smearing and slabs due to the no-edge technology and it being so soft. They are also incredibly Comfortable and I can wear them for a whole session no problem.
I down sized from a uk 5 to a uk 4 as these do stretch about 1/2 a size to a full size.
The rubber is very sticky and sensitive, but this does mean they don’t not last that long, my last pair lasted about 3 months with 3 to 4, two long climbing sessions per week.
Another downside is that they are not great for heel hook, this is probably because they are a soft slipper, but it can be quite annoying as the heel pops of when you are doing an agressive heel hook.
However for the price I think they are a great shoe.
Probably the best gym shoe out there.
amazing comfort for long sessions, low tension on heels but enough for non critical heel hooks.
best speed climbing shoe.
good for dynamic boulders.
slab/volume climbing weapon.
only shortcoming is micro edging since it is the softest shoe available on the market.
Honestly I think this is the best climbing shoe there is on the market at the moment....maybe not for crack climbing, but for everything else. It fits a narrow foot. Carefull when putting in on it rips easily along the 2 straps in the back.