User Review: La Sportiva Cobra
Materials: leather, soft rubber
Use: single pitch/tope rope
Break-in Period: 2 days
Price Paid: $65
I've rented a million different lace-up shoes and was a little concerned about making my first purchase a slipper. However, this shoe will NEVER slip or cause any concern of slipping. I went two sizes down and at first had some sharp pains. As soon as I got climbing they went away and after 3 or 4 day trips they are at least a half size bigger and cause little pain if any. The camber does make it a little harder to smear but my wearing a small size might have something to do with that. Utterly perfect for edging. Watch out for needle sharp points tearing into the soft leather.