La Sportiva Solution Climbing Shoe - Men's
The La Sportiva Solution is an aggressive, unique, and high-performing climbing shoe that is designed for modern bouldering, overhanging sport routes, technical face routes, and gym climbing.
The La Sportiva Solution (the "solution to all your problems", as La Sportiva say) is pretty ubiquitous amongst boulderers and in climbing gyms. The main difference from other high-performance shoes by La Sportiva is that the Solution features a medium-stiff midsole which will provide extra support on edges and longer boulder problems. But other features include the Lock Harness System® that wraps around the heel of the foot for extra security on heel hooks and blocks, as well as the Fast Lacing System® for a secure fit that doesn't restrict the movement of the shoe. The patented P3® rand system also maintains the shoe's powerful downturned shape for longer!
The Solution is lined in the toe-box and the arch area only, so expect it to stretch around half of a size. La Sportiva recommend that you fit it in the middle of tight and loose for the best performance.
|Upper material|| |
|Closure type|| |
|Sizing and fit|| |
Solution White / Yellow
White / Yellow
0.44 kg (Size 40 EU)
|Sole material|| |
Vibram XS Grip 2
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Full Features List
• Marbled P3® rands - each pair is unique!
• Fast Lacing System® uses a thin, overlapping strap to provide a more comfortable and overall secure fit than one velcro strap - and it's fast!
• Lock Harness® is an x-shaped rand in the rear of the shoe that secures the heel to provide better support and grip during heel hooks
• AWARDS: Climbing Magazine - Editors' Choice, Climbing Magazine - Editors' Choice 2014, Rock and Ice - Best in Gear, Gear Institute - Best in Class 2014, IF Product Design Award 2006
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.
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.
30 product reviews
I recommend it, but sometimes i feel it is not the best for extremely small footholds.
I use the solutions as my main climbing shoe. They are surprisingly comfortable (my street size is 43.5 and my solutions are 41) and they perform well on most forms of climbing with the exception of slabs where they sometimes feel a bit awkward compared to my Miura's. The only real issue I have with the shoe is that the heel feels loose and is not very suitable for heel-hooking onto small holds.
My go-to climbing shoe for everything. Fits perfect on my heel and feels especially good in steep terrain.
Durability is also much better compared to my Miuras or Tarantulas.
I climbed for the past 2 years only in Solutions and for me they are the best shoes i ever tried in more than 10 years of climbing. Very technical, high end and comfortable climbing shoes. Maybe not recommended for the first 1-2 yers in climbing. Verty good on slabs, vertical terrain and also on really steep routes. they go very well on indoor bouldering but i was mostly saving them for outdoors. As for sizing i have 28 cm and i best climb with 40,5 Solutions.
I climbed in them for 3 sessions now and I really like them so far!
It's my first downturnd shoe and it fits my foot perfectly, the heel are awesome to do heel hooks with and you can stand on small holds without no problem