La Sportiva Solution Comp Climbing Shoe
The Solution Comp is a softer version of the famous Solution. It is designed for climbing inside on plastic and competition climbing, that's not to say they don't perform well on rock. Unlike the Solution, the Solution Comp has a thin heel which adds a great amount of sensitivity to the shoe giving you loads of feedback when your heel hooking making it great at heel hooking tiny edges. The Solution Comp has a 1.1mm laspo flex midsole that supports your foot enough to be great at standing on small edges but it also has enough flex for smearing, making it a great shoe for bouldering and sport climbing.
Now if your into your toe hooks you will love the amount of rubber on the Solution Comp, it covers almost the whole of the toe area even more than the Solution making it fantastic at toe hooking. The Solution Comp has La Sportiva's famous P3 system which keeps the shape of the shoe throughout its life, so they will keep their performance until you have to retire them. So to sum up the Solution Comp is an amazing new shoe for competition climbers and people looking to push their grade indoors and out whether that's on a rope or bouldering.
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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.
13 product reviews
I wear these at the gym I love them, great for lighter climbers like me that find the OG Solution quite stiff and hard to break in. I wouldn't use them outdoor though unlike the OG but it is the best shoe I've had nevertheless.
Sizing: I wear 40 in the OG Solution and 39.5 on these, I might be able to go down .5 but at the moment is a good balance between performance and comfort. Too soon to tell if they will stretch.
Tried the regular solutions but didn't feel comfortable due to the design of the heel cup. Thus, tried the solution comp which was a pleasant surprise! It provided a lower heel cup/volume which was great for me. Compared to the tenaya oasis, I could actually feel myself using more heel to hook as compared to the just trying to force a heel hook with the rubber.
The edging was great as well, and worked very well for sport climbing/high walls in indoor context. Also, the split sole design and makes it good to balance for slab walls as well!
Would recommend for people looking to get a shoe more geared towards sport climbing/all-rounded performance shoe. (Softer and not the most aggressive shoe for bouldering).
Size: downsized 1.5 from street size (usually down 1 size from other shoes such as tenaya oasis and ocun)
Feet type: wider flat feet
Heel: lower volume (narrow)
Perfect shoe for me, fits great, precise, both toehook and heel fits even better than solutions (which were also a great shoe for me). The only reason why i cannot give 5 stars is the strap, which still breaks in the same way as in old model. La sportiva could definitely improve that!
I went for a 0.5 size down from regular solution, should have gone 1 size down for a performance fit.
I think this Solution Comp is the best climb shoes. I've been wearing this from the launching. This is really good at toeing, edging and heel hook, moreover comfortable on feet.