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  • La Sportiva Solution Rock Shoes are ideal for overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing
  • Patented P3® power platform retains the downturned shape of the shoes for excellent performance on steep, overhanging routes
  • Lock Harness System® surrounds your feet and weds them to the uppers for a perfect fit
  • Adjustable Fast Lacing System™ lets you tailor the quick-closing hook-and-loop closures for a personalized fit
  • 4mm-thich Vibram XS Grip2 rubber supplies incredible friction and resistance to wear
  • Shoes can be resoled

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Specs

Best Use Rock Climbing
Climbing Shoe Type Aggressive
Last Slip-lasted
Upper Leather
Lining Synthetic
Outsole Vibram XS Grip2 rubber
Footwear Closure Strap
Can Be Resoled Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 1.8 oz.
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

For rock climbing shoes: Choose soft shoes two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size. We recommend you fit your trad shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size. Remember to factor in stretch. Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch about one full size. Lined shoes stretch about a half size. Remember: a well-fit comfortable shoe will work better than an ill-fitting tighter shoe. For boots: Add one half size to your street shoe size. You should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking downhill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stickest shoes ever. If these don't hurt after 10 minutes, they're too big. These shoes let me put about 80% of my weight on a tiny chip with the side of my toe. My friend was very surprised when I didn't fall off... I returned a pair of 42's because I thought my toes would fall off but ended up exchanging 42.5's back for another pair of 42's. The break-in process is completely worth it. Perfect gym and bouldering shoes. Don't expect to do any multipitch in these unless you have no feeling in your feet.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Climbing Shoe!! I love this climbing shoe! I bought this shoe back in August of 2015. I have been climbing since 2012, and I mostly boulder with this shoe. Pros: It feels great on my foot (very very snug). It is great for heel hooks. It is very aggressive, which is great for overhanging routes. The shoe hasn't stretched too much over the past year of climbing. Cons: My shoe delaminated after 6 months of heavy gym use. I would attribute the delimitation partially to the fact that I was being lazy and would toe drag. However, I got them resoled, and they have been great since then. Suggestions: My solutions are 2 sizes smaller than my street shoe, so I would recommend going to the store to get this shoe. Also, this is not a beginner shoe.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from because solutions Great for flashing the red route and colors are great for attracting yoga pants at the gym. Just be sure to not wear a shirt, rock a prAna beanie and use JTree scented chalk because the shoes work better with that pairing. Helped me flash that V3 project I had been working on, but my gym's routes are pretty sandbagged so that's probly a V12 in yours. Also, Solutions.
Date published: 2015-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top performance I got these after my climbing partner swore by their durability and performance. Though very much a specialized shoe (these are made for steep, or overhanging bouldering or short sport routes. You're not going to want to take these out for a day of slab climbing or long splitters!) I have found them well worth the price and think they are more comfortable IMHO than the Muira's because the toe box seems to have more room.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Aggressive Shoe Bought these about 6 months ago ecause I couldn't get used to toe hooking with the Women's Miura VS. Gave 4 stars because the toe box isn't quite wide enough for my feet and some heel hooks can be painful. The toe rubber on the Solutions allows for great toe hooks! The rest of the rubber is really sticky and great with small toe chips and overhangs. The Solutions really helped with my confidence on the wall!
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First aggresive shoe I bought these shoes after climbing in flat (Boreal Joker Plus) for about a year. I'm about a 5.10b lead climber. I can say without a doubt that these shoes make me feel able to take that next step. Choosing climbing shoes is literally the hardest thing I've ever done. It's a very personal fit so I'm sure my opinion will vary from others greatly. That said, these shoes being my first downturned shoe are surprisingly comfortable. I still can't keep them on for more than one route ~15 minutes. There is a bump under the toe box that fills a void in most other downturned shoes and makes them fit snug. I have no problem smearing and the rubber is ridiculously sticky. I've never felt more sure footed on dime edges. Heel hooking feels odd at first because the rand is literally right over your Achilles tendon and depending on sizing should cup your heel pretty tightly. It took some getting used to but now I trust it fine. If treated kindly I don't think the Velcro will break. I feel like you should size these such that you only are using the strap to secure the shoe, not cinch it down hard to make it tight. As far as sizing goes I have a long narrow foot. I wear a 10US street and went to a 41 (8US) downsizing 2 sizes is what La Sportiva recommends. The initial fit of the shoe should be super snug but without immediate hot spots. I recommend no fancy break-in methods other than this...I put a thin pair of socks on and put the shoes on. Don't weight the shoe, just sit and deal with it for a bout 10-15 minutes. take them off for around 10 minutes and repeat. You can try to walk around a bit if you're getting used to them quickly. The synthetic liners will not stretch much but will rather conform to your foot. Your foot will also get used to the shoe. These shoes are not made for all day comfort so realize that and you should be fine.
Date published: 2015-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome shoe, garbage heel hooks No problems toeing onto even the smallest footholds but the heel hooks are really bad. In the video they talk about control and whatnot but due to the shape of the heel (its almost spherical) its difficult to get any traction. Usually I'm forced to use the sides of it rather than the heel to do heel hooks. Everything else is glorious. Oh and their starting show major wear after only about 3 months of gym climbing.
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These were the Solution! I had originally bought the Evolv Luchadors, but they stretched out way too fast. These were what I replaced them with and I'm so glad that I did. I went a full size down from my street size. (46.0 --> 45.0). I climb about 6 days a week, indoor and outdoor; I've had these for almost three weeks. They're hardly wearing on the bottom and they're hardly stretching, and I love it. These shoes surround my feet like gloves. The breathable mesh allows my feet to not sweat so much, and the flexible Velcro strap allows the shoes to respond to any position that my feet might be in. The heels are a little tight, but I prefer that because, again, the shoes are very responsive to my feet. I love these shoes and I'm confident that, if you prefer to feel the climb beneath your feet, you will too. Cheers!
Date published: 2016-06-19
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