21 Pros/Cons of La Sportiva Solution Climbing Shoes

La Sportiva Solution

$180.00 MSRP

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User Ratings

4.8/5 based on 459 user ratings.

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Specs

  • Closure System: Single Velcro
  • Upper: Suede Leather and Microfiber
  • Lining: Toe Box and Arch Area Only
  • Insole: 
  • Midsole: 1.1mm LaspoFlex in Toe Area
  • Outsole: 3.5mm Vibram XS Grip2
  • Last: Slip Last
  • Symmetry: High Asymmetry
  • Profile: Aggressive
  • Sensitivity: Moderate
  • Hardness: Average
  • Weight:
  • Special Feature: P3 Platform
  • Color: Yellow, Pink
  • Men’s Sizes: 33-46 EU
  • Women’s Sizes: 32-43 EU
Aggressive Climbing Shoes

AGGRESSIVE

HIGH ASYMMETRY

Soft Climbing

Med-Stiff RUBBER

The Good

  • Great for overhanging sport climbing or bouldering.
  • Precise edging.
  • Sticky rubber.
  • Easy to get on and off.
  • Works well for heel hooks.
  • Works well for toe hooks.
  • The majority of climbers reported that they are durable.
  • Most users thought they were comfortable for an aggressive shoe.
  • 6 users liked that the leather upper molds to your foot.
  • 5 users thought they resoled well.
  • 3 users were happy that the shoes' kept their shape throughout their life.
  • 2 users thought they fit well for Morton's Toe.

The Bad

  • Some users were unhappy the heel has no traction.
  • Most users agreed that the webbing for the velcro strap is fragile.
  • Most users thought they are too aggressive for slab, and not good for smearing.
  • 6 users mentioned they are difficult to break in.
  • 6 users reported the velcro strap ripping at the metal grommets.
  • 5 users were unhappy with the heel being too stiff.
  • 4 users reported a baggy heel that still performed well.
  • 3 users thought they are not comfortable enough for long sport climbs.
  • 1 user mentioned their lack of sensitivity makes them not responsive enough to feel foot placement.

Fit and Sizing

Sizes based on 93 user testimonials.

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