- Short Description
- Construction: Slip Lasted
- Upper: Leather / Synthetic Leather; Lining: Unlined
- Midsole: 1.1mm LaspFlex (toe only) with P3®; Sole: 3mm Vibram® XS Grip2
- Last: PD 75; Fit: Performance w/ High Asymmetry
- Weight: 8 oz / 225 g
- Brand Name
- La Sportiva
Vibram® XS Grip
The hardest and stickiest climbing rubber on the market made for La Sportiva by Vibram®. XS Grip comes in a number of different thickness' including 3.5 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm. This proprietary formula surpasses all others in edging ability and smearing performance while remaining durable and even wearing.
Permanent Power Platform used in climbing shoes to maintain the downturned shape of the shoe for the life of the shoe.
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Good shoe. Despite what Sportiva says about sizing I found that you still have to down size at least 3 sizes to get this shoe to perform near the Speedster. Still prefer the sensitivity of the speedster
Once you get used to these shoes you can never climb with shoes, with edges, again. They are so sensitive and change the way you climb all angles of rock.
one of the best shoes around
Good shoe. Have to really downsize them to get the right fit
Awesome shoes. I use them in the gym, they last longer than solutions because they have the round toe. But you need to get used to it and for some climbs an edge is really better.
They will change the way you climb and trust your feet. The no-edge seems crazy at first, but when you feel how sensitive these shoes are, you will see what all of the hype is about. They edge on a dime on slabbier routes because you're not actually edging, but smearing the edge. Size them VERY tight as they will stretch a little bit, and you'll need them tight to take advantage of the sensitivity.
One of the best Sportiva shoes around
Climbing everything from slab to overhangs, and especially edging, these shoes are a testament of what a great company La Sportiva really is. Even on their last leg, you can always rely on these shoes to perform, without your feet unexpectedly blowing out from under you. I recommend these shoes to all of my friends. If you like Ferrari's and Lamborghini's, you'll also love these. Do yourself a favor, and buy a pair.