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La Sportiva Solution 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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Yellow / White / Black
0.44 kg (Size 40 EU)
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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.
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.
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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22 product reviews
Within 10 weeks this shoe fell apart, the rubber peeled away and was clearly a manufacture fault... The dealer has ignored me and also la sportiva team has ignored me. Zero customer service, absolutely shocked that both companies ignored my e mails about the shoes. Steer clear of these if not for the fact they could fall apart after 30 climbs the fact that if you have an issue with anything La Sportiva will ignore your issue as they don't give a damn about customers.
Buenos gatos para cualquier tipo de escalada.
i took these shoes after la sportiva miura vs and it is a big diffrence in favor of solution shoes. Even if i took a half size smaller then miura the break in time was much shorter. The grip is fantastic i read it somewhere that you almost feel like cheating when wearing them and i say that you are actually cheating :))) . The precision you have with the tip toe is outstanding i missed a grip once and i stayed on a screw hole on the panel and i realised this after a while. I would definetly recomend this product.
it´s the first time i´m trying this shoes and i´ve to say that i´m really amazed with them. All the people suggest me to buy this shoes since i´d improved my climbing level as a consecuence i need a more technical shoes. I´d tried other shoes but noone fit in my feet as well as La Sportiva solution.
When i climb with this shoes i fell a kind of precision i´ve never feel before. not only the heel´s adjustment it´s perfect but also the tiptoe give you an incredible reliability. this give you a great confidence in your feet and this is essential to climb your best.
This climbing shoes because of their characteristics have a great polyvalence, it will give you a solid performance in great overhangs allowing you to use heel hooks and toe hooks, feeling as you´ll break the hold rather than lose it. Also this shoes will give you an incredible precission in slabs with small foot holds.
The rubber of the sole give you a perfect friction and the characteristics allows you to resole them if you need without lose precission, it will give a longer useful life for your shoes.
All this things makes La sportiva solution doubtless the best climbing shoes i´ve ever tried and i´ll repeat over and over again.
I hope this review help other people to make the choice to buy this shoes. It will be the best
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.