La Sportiva Skwama Climbing Shoe

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The La Sportiva Skwama is a feature-packed advanced bouldering and sport climbing shoe that’s known for a level of comfort unusual in such a sensitive high-performance... Show more >
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La Sportiva Skwama Climbing Shoe

The La Sportiva Skwama is a feature-packed advanced bouldering and sport climbing shoe that’s known for a level of comfort unusual in such a sensitive high-performance shoe. La Sportiva have designed the Skwama to be adaptable across all types of climbing, and it will perform best on steep and overhanging technical routes that also include edging, smearing, toe hooks, and heel hooks. Probably their most versatile shoe for climbers seeking all-round high-performance rather than just single-area high-performance.

The Skwama's P3 rand system helps maintains the shoe's aggressive shape, and this combined with the split-sole designed to reduce deformation when edging still provides a decent level of edging stability and support in such a soft shoe. The Skwama really excels at toe and heel hooking, including both the S-Heel™ with an "incompressible rubber insert" to help create a solid and unmoveable hook on holds during torsion-heavy moves, and the elongated toe rubber that provides friction across the entire forefoot.

As for fit, the Skwama features a suede leather / microfibre upper which is lined only in the back. Being part synthetic and part leather, expect it to stretch up to half a size. La Sportiva recommend you fit the Skwama on the snug side for a performance fit. If you're looking for a similar shoe but one that's stiffer and more suited for all-round use, try the Otaki or Kataki shoes which are built on the same last as the Skwama.

Tech specs

Upper material
Microfiber
Suede Leather
Flex
Soft
Closure type
Velcro
Sizing and fit
Medium Foot
Color
Yellow / Black
Black/Poppy
Weight
0.42 kg (Size 40 EU)
Last
High Asymmetry
Sole material
Vibram XS Grip 2
Sole thickness
4mm
Profile
Downturned
Lining
Lined (Back Only)

Features

Skwama Climbing Shoe

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.

Skwama Climbing Shoe

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.

Skwama Climbing Shoe

Full Features List

• Patented S-Heel™ construction provides optimal heel hooking manoeuvrability and the perfect heel cup fit
• P3® patented technology coupled with the new innovative split-sole construction allows the sole to spread when weighted, reducing edge deformation
• Sticky rubber toe patch for toe hooks and scums
• AWARDS: Climbing Magazine - Editors' Choice 2017

37 product reviews

Average rating

Skwama Climbing Shoe
(52)
4.9
Based on 52 ratings
Excellent shoes

Needless to say ,this shos is excellent. You can see the evidence of that at a competition or outdoor. Comfortable feeling, neutral function, I really love it. And I think if I could not climb on this shoes, all because me.

The best

I love this shoes))

Cool

I already have a yellow type and it's easy to wear and climb, so I bought a different color. The performance is the same and it is a very good shoe. Especially the heel is excellent.

Terrible heel

Has no grip so slips on heaps of holds. Very frustrating that the heel material is low quality.

GOOD SHOE !

I already have a yellow type and it's easy to wear and climb, so I bought a different color. The performance is the same and it is a very good shoe. Especially the heel is excellent.

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