La Sportiva Mythos
Use: in the gym or on the rocks
Break-in Period: didn't take forever to break in either
Price Paid: $40 - eBay!
Great for practicing footwork, felt the best when comparing shoes. I felt like I could really grow into it--my foot's second layer for climbing. Laces get in the way, but I double-tie them with no problem, and for some reason still prefer laces over velcro.
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La Sportiva's Mythos Women climbing shoe is a high performance shoe that does everything and fits everyone.
Whether in cracks or on slabs, the long-lasting La Sportiva Mythos Climbing Shoes are a fine, all-around choice for intermediate- to expert-level climbers.
Push your limits on a sport climb, in the gym or on a long trad route with the slim and trim La Sportiva Mythos rock shoes. One of the most popular climbing shoes around, the venerable La Sportiva Mythos rock shoes are adored by both beginners and pros. Patented Mythos lacing system fine-tunes the fit to the shape of your feet for the perfect feel whether you're on a long multipitch climb or at the gym for a quick workout. Soft unlined leather uppers stretch and mold to the contours of your feet, offering a snug form fit for excellent performance. Great for crack climbing, the low toe profile lets you slot your feet in thin splitters. 4mm Vibram(R) XS Grip outsoles stick well whether you're smearing or climbing cracks; rands are perforated to allow for stretch and comfort.
Tighten the around-the-heel lacing system of the La Sportiva Women's Mythos Climbing Shoe and get an all-around, precise fitting shoe for climbing any rock in the canyon. The soft, unlined leather upper surrounds your foot with enough stretch to allow foot swelling during long multi-pitch routes, while the perforated arch and Dry-Best lined tongue help wick and vent excess foot sweat as you climb. For long belays and rests on big walls, the full-length LaspoFlex midsole adds strength and cushioning so you can reenergize before the crux. The Mythos's medium-curved shape, pointed toe, and excellent edges allow superior grip on footholds of any shape or size thanks to the 4mm Vibram XS Grip2 outsole.