User Review: La Sportiva Cobra
Materials: leather uppers
Use: sport, gym, bouldering rock climbs
Break-in Period: a few days use.
Price Paid: $100 US
The Cobras are my 7th pair of shoes in the last 3 years, and by far the best gym, sport shoe. I thought my foot was wide, as I have the so called "foot-gut" thing, but La Sportiva seem to fit me better than other brands even though they say it should suit narrow feet. They DO stretch quite a bit and heel hooking after this happens can pull the heel clean off your foot. The Cobras turned down toe is far less painful on toe knuckles than other shoes which is great. Painfully tight shoes detract from performance and the motivation to climb. Not for multipitch, slab or crack but otherwise sweet.