La Sportiva Solution Climbing Shoe

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La Sportiva Solution Bouldering and Sport Climbing Shoe

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 features a Lock Harness System® that is designed to wrap around the foot for a glove-like fit while the adjustable Fast Lacing System® makes for quick tightening or loosening when you need it. The serious down-turned shape makes it a great shoe for bouldering, sport climbs, or any kind of technical problem. The La Sportiva Solution is one of the favourite climbing shoes of Daniel Woods, Alex Honnold, and Tommy Caldwell.

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Solution Climbing Shoe

Vibram XS grip 2

A natural evolution of a winning compound, the XS Grip 2 rubber improves upon the superior grip characteristics of XS Grip and delivers outstanding precision in the form of support, shape, and stability. It provides exceptional grip in every condition and was developed especially for climbing shoes by Vibram.

Solution Climbing Shoe

The La Sportiva P3 Rand

The P3 (Permanent Power Platform) is a rand developed by La Sportiva which is used in aggressive climbing shoes to help them maintain their down-turned shape for the duration of their life.

Solution Climbing Shoe

What others have to say about La Sportiva Solution climbing shoes?

"It excels on technical, overhanging steep routes and boulder problems, and it holds its own on face. The Solution will probably be best appreciated by people who seek sophistication where their feet are concerned", Marci Eannarino, Blister

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Solution Climbing Shoe
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Heel of Steel

When I got these shoes I was about a year into climbing and had been using clown shoes to entertain the regulars at my local climbing gym. I needed something that would allow me to stand on very small edges and allow me to heel- and toe hook without slipping.

First time trying these shoes, my feet immediately cramped. I had never worn shoes this tight before, so I began to slowly break into them by putting them and off every 5 minutes. The first couple of weeks were pure pain, so I would recommend not choosing these shoes as your second ever pair of climbing shoes but rather something like the la sportiva muria as an intermediate.
Even with the pain, I did feel an immense difference to my previous climbing shoes. The shoes are very aggressively downturned which allows you to use the very tip of your toe to stand on incredibly small footholds. Secondly the outer edge of the shoes work very well once you get a little accustomed to the shoe, making movement I didn't think existed possible.

The most important difference I realised from day one was the heel. This thing is machine in that category. It sticks almost anything and you can generate a tremendous amount of force even on the smallest of holds. Due to the shape of the rubber, the heel barely slides allowing for very comfortable heel hooking while pushing hard.

Now the toe hooking ability on this shoe is quite good, however due to the drastic change in foot size I had to undergo just to wear these shoes without agony, my toes began to naturally curl making toe hooks quite painful. More importantly as the shoe is down turned, you need to crank your foot even more into the wall to stick the toe. It's only now, a year later, that this is getting a little easier for me...
On rawk, this shoe performs quite well in terms of keeping rubber on the shoe, however after you will notice some damage after a while which are pretty unavoidable given how the shoe is built.

Regarding problems, the only I can think of is the strap of the shoe. As the strap is pretty thin to begin with it start to erode more and more through the months and might even break at some points. That's something la sportiva really gotta work on, as it deems the shoe unusable afterwards.

All in all though, the shoe has helped me quite a lot, went from 5a to 7a boulder in this without having to buy another shoe. If your style of climbing revolves around campusing and heel hooking, this shoe is bae.

As perfect as it gets...

The La Sportiva Solutions are about as good as it gets! I've had a couple of pairs and I can definitely say the following: You do not replace a winning racehorse. I've tried other shoes afterwards but I just cannot compare anything just yet to the Solutions.

The classic Italian bouldering shoe provides high-end edging ability. The toe-box sets the fingers in the perfect position to grab onto the wall, and the heel of these will keep you hooked!

Sizing: I wear 46 (EU) street size. I found the size 42 best for high performance bouldering, and the tad more snug 43 for sports-climbing and bouldering altogether (just have to close them more tightly for the heel to not slip away).

Wear-out: An average of 14 months of activity with each pair. And this is coming from a guy who tends to kill shoes very quickly. The rubber does become more soft after a while, but the edging point of the shoe takes a long while to break.

Happy climbing!

Brilliant shoes!

Overall this is a great shoe! I'm usually a 40 in Scarpas but have gone down to a 38.5 for these and they're still fairly comfortable! I've only worn these indoor a couple of times but I've not had any problem on slabs or on roofs. The only slight problem (if it's a problem) is that the heel is really really stiff so you don't get the same sensitivity as I do with my boosters which have a slightly more flexible heel! Overall, a great shoe!

near perfect

what can i say? i upgraded to the Solution from the Katana laces, which was a perfect fit and super-comfortable to me. the more aggressive Solution was a tat painful at the beginning, but immediately bumped up my bouldering footwork on small edges. after a couple of weeks they start to feel much better as well. the only niggle i have is that the heel isn't perfectly snug for me. for my type of foot there is the tiniest airpocket back there, and it doesn't seem ideal for heel hooks. but other than that: perfect shoe for nasty boulders!

Great allround shoes too!!

This is my 5th pair of the Lasportiva Solution. For me it´s the best allround shoe I´ve been climbing in so far. I know it sounds strange being an aggressive downturned shoe, but here´s why.
Steeps: Downturned and mediumsoftish rubber
Vertical: Medium stiff shoe that gives support even on vertical terrain
Pockets: Pointy toe (asymmetrical)
Smears: Not to stiff to smear and good rubber
Cracks: Medium soft rubber grips the edges of the cracks, medium stiff sole lets the shoe conform to the crack.
Toe hooks: Great rubber patch
Heel hooks: Depends how your heel fits the cup, but for me a 8/10

The shoe is really well built, and I guess they fit me feet really well, so to me they are super comfortable. BUT: I once sized it half a size up, and my foot kept turning and slipping inside the shoe (sweaty feet), so make sure to fit them tight enough. AND the rubber on the sole tends to peel and "roll off" the rand when crack climbing (sooner than on other shoes I feel).

If I were to only climb in one pair of shoes, it would have to be the Solutions. Size-wise, I go: Solution: EUR 42, Miura VS 42 (just a little bit tighter), Miura Lace 41,5 (a little bit tighter), Futura: EUR 41,5 (a lot tighter), 5.10 Anazasi Lace EUR 43 (quite loser).

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