La Sportiva Solution Climbing Shoe - Men's

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The La Sportiva Solution is an aggressive, unique, and high-performing climbing shoe that is designed for modern bouldering, overhanging sport routes, technical... Show more >
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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.

Tech specs

Upper material
Suede Leather
Closure type
Sizing and fit
Medium Foot
White / Yellow
0.44 kg (Size 40 EU)
High Asymmetry
Sole material
Vibram XS Grip 2
Sole thickness


Solution Climbing Shoe - Men's

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.

Solution Climbing Shoe - Men's

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.

Solution Climbing Shoe - Men's

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

28 product reviews

Average rating

Solution Climbing Shoe - Men's
Based on 68 ratings
Perfect fit

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.

The best climbing shoe

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.

Amazing shoe

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

Perfect sport climbing shoes

Really good for a sport climbing, but it can be a bit painful after one hour bouldering section.

Fantastic high performance shoe

Solutions are one of my favorite la sportiva shoes. They perform best when pretty tight (in my opinion). I use a 46 street shoe and a 43 in my solutions. They are not my choice when running laps or bouldering circuits, I save these for the sending goes when I want that extra precision and extra reach. Great for heel hooks and toe hook. Great for steep terrain and surprisingly really good in more technical grounds too. I find their soft rubbers works wonders in Freyr soapy footholds. I love the velcro since it makes it very easy to get them on and off. However it might also be their only downside, the strap wears off over time. I did not get to resole my last pair because the strap was about to break.

In any case, terrific shoe!

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