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Mythos

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used them since 1997. Comfortable — excellent fit to feet, can wear all day eg on 400m routes. Can be resoled, just make sure you don't wear the nose too much and get the 4mm resole. All round fit brilliant. Moulds even to very wide feet. Grip quite OK by me up to grade 22. Surprisingly good as a crack shoe though larger sizes help. I do have a few sizes though for my size 11 1/2 J feet 43 for the harder stuff 43.5 for gym 44 for long stuff Full review

Mythos

rated 5 of 5 stars I absolutely love these climbing shoes! My biggest surprise with these shoes was how well I was able to smear on the wall with them. I have had difficulty finding a shoe that is better than these. I definitely recommend this shoe. It fits perfectly and just molds to your foot. It is very comfortable and doesn't take too long to break in. I can wear these shoes all day if I wanted to and they don't pinch my toes as bad as some shoes do. Although, I would love to find a climbing shoe that will give… Full review

Karakorum

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Replaced a pair of long lived Asolo TPS 520s with these in preparation for a mountaineering climb that required crampons. I loved the Asolos but needed something with a more rigid sole. In 1989 I bought my first "real" hiking boots. The $80 Vasque boots bragged of full-grain leather, double-stitched soles, steel shank, leather liner, and Vibram soles. They made me feel like I could go through anything. They lasted me about 10 years until one of the soles separated from the upper 7 miles up a snowy… Full review

Miura

rated 4 of 5 stars I'm a woman but have long, narrow feet, and find that the men's Miuras are great for me. The laces allow for me to cinch them up tightly enough for my narrow feet, and they fit them like a glove. I use these solely for gym climbing and they stick super well to plastic. They do take a while to break in and the toes are pretty pointy, though, so they get a little sore (but that's fine for gym, cragging, etc.). Fit: Fits the foot itself like a glove, but toes are a little cramped and can get sore/bruised. Full review

Tarantulace

rated 4 of 5 stars It is not amazingly comfortable, but it's a rock climbing shoe, so it's not supposed to be. It is great for indoor climbing at the gym. I bought these to go indoor climbing at the YMCA. They are much better than just using normal tennis shoes. I also used the shoes at the Y, but it's nice to have my own pair. I bought them from REI. I strongly recommend having an employee help you try them on because they will feel tight, but they are supposed to be tight, so they can create a platform with your… Full review

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La Sportiva Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Winter Packs, Trail Runners, American Made: OR Day 2
Packs for backcountry skiing, rando, summit pushes, and expeditions. Nano skis and winter trail runners and hikers. American-made bars for dogs, fine mountain wear, and merino wool socks: Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 23

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons
The biggest difference between three-season and winter hiking is the walking surface. Snow and ice require traction aids such as snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons. Here's an overview of the options. Read more
December 6, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: La Sportiva Vertical K minimal mountain runner
La Sportiva's Vertical K, new for 2012, highlights a number of continuing gear developments: 1) minimal structure, 2) ultra lightweight at 6.5 ounces (185 grams) per shoe, and 3) bright styling. Read more
August 3, 2011

La Sportiva launches ultralight binding
La Sportiva North America will introduce one of the world's lightest ski bindings to the U.S. ski market in mid-December. Weighing in at 175 grams per binding, the RT is already extremely popular in the European randonnée ski race world. Read more
November 30, 2010

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Boulder, CO 80301
USA

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