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La Sportiva - Mix - Approach shoes tested

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Erik | Bramsche

01.05.2015

Klare Kaufempfehlung!

La Sportiva bauen einfach die besten Schuhe. Habe mehrere Modelle dieser Marke, dieser Schuh sollte einfach nur bequem sein...zum immer anhaben. Perfekter Alltags-Sneaker, auch für leichte Sommer-Eintageswanderungen zu gebrauchen.

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Comfortable
Lightweight
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Tom | Westport

07.08.2015

The worst pair of LaSportiva's I have ever bo

I have had many pairs of LaSportiva's over the years - from rigid mountaineering boots to approach shoes. All have fitted perfectly in 43.5.

These are 43.5 and seem to fit fine. However, walking any distance in them causes the heel to grab and cause a blister. It seems to start after only a few hundred metres, so they are really only of use for around the house or in the office. Even breaking them in slowly (something you shouldn't need to do with modern shoes/boots) or wearing blister plasters is no use.

Despite having barely used them as they are so uncomfortable, the liner at the heel has already started to wear away.

Looking at the shoe in more detail, it is very light and offers pretty much no support. The fit is snug and would be good for easy climbing, but these seem to be more of an urban hangout shoe.

I've had 2 pairs of LaSportiva Boulder X in the past, and would buy another pair. The Mix I will avoid.

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Lightweight
Disadvantages
Causes blisters
Not robust
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| Kesgrave

Good allrounder

The product isn't a dedicated climbing shoe, but does provide a useful and comfortable alternative to squeezing into your stickies when you least want to. If the fit is correct for you, you'll find the grip is satisfactory for low grade climbing but the feel is difficult owing to the 'trainer' fit, rather than a tight climbing shoe fit.
It's as comfortable walking around town as it is on the climbing wall, but don't buy if you intend to climb everything in these.

  • Advantages
    Price/performance
    Lightweight
    Comfortable
    Finish
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| Brixton

Good value 3 season do most stuff shoes

I've used these for a 3 day hike in autumn and a rough wet week in Wester Ross.

They are light but sturdy so good for 75% of conditions from sunny hikes to rocky scrambles - excepting real mountain snows (need boots) or total muddy bog (need wellies).

So the sort of easy comfortable shoes you might use for most trips when trainers are too flimsy. The first thing I reach for...

They were good value at the discount given.

  • Advantages
    Breathable
    Price/performance
    Comfortable
    Good grip
    Lightweight
    Robust
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| Westport

66% have found the reviews
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The worst pair of LaSportiva's I have ever bo

I have had many pairs of LaSportiva's over the years - from rigid mountaineering boots to approach shoes. All have fitted perfectly in 43.5.

These are 43.5 and seem to fit fine. However, walking any distance in them causes the heel to grab and cause a blister. It seems to start after only a few hundred metres, so they are really only of use for around the house or in the office. Even breaking them in slowly (something you shouldn't need to do with modern shoes/boots) or wearing blister plasters is no use.

Despite having barely used them as they are so uncomfortable, the liner at the heel has already started to wear away.

Looking at the shoe in more detail, it is very light and offers pretty much no support. The fit is snug and would be good for easy climbing, but these seem to be more of an urban hangout shoe.

I've had 2 pairs of LaSportiva Boulder X in the past, and would buy another pair. The Mix I will avoid.

  • Advantages
    Lightweight
  • Disadvantages
    Causes blisters
    Not robust
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Severine's profile picture
| Bagneres de Bigorre

La sportiva chaussures

durée: 1 semaine
application: marche
aspect positif: confortable

  • Advantages
    Finish
    Comfortable
    Good grip
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Kevin's profile picture
| Bürs

Sofort wieder!

Der schuh begleitet mich mittlerweile nun schon ein Jahr. Auch wenn wir anfangs unsere Differenzen hatten (hat nach ein paar hundert Metern schon angefangen gegen die Ferse zu drücken und zu reiben) hat es zu einer glücklichen Beziehung geführt. Nach ein zwei Wochen hatte sich meine Ferse an den festen Schuh gewöhnt (War bis dato leger gebundene Converse gewöhnt) und wir konnten unsere Abenteuer starten. Seitdem trage ich den Schuh täglich mehrere Stunden zu jeder x-beliebigen Aktivität. Sei es langes stehen im Labor, Trips durch die Stadt, Erdkunden neuer Trekkingwege und steinerner Gipferl oder Klettersteig gehen.
Durch den guten Halt des Schuhs und der Sohle ist stehen auf glatten Steinen und glitschigen Wurzeln kein Problem und er hat mich schon vor so manchem Maleur mit meinen lädierten Bändern bewahrt.
Mittlerweile ist jedoch schon ein Schnürsenkel gerissen und das Leder an der Ferse abgewetzt. Trotz allem ist er weiter in Gebrauch und angenehmer zu tragen denn je.
Sollte er jedoch wirklich irgendwann in die ewigen Jagdgründe übergleiten wird sein Nachfolger wieder ein LaSportiva sein.

  • Advantages
    Robust
    Stabilizes the foot
    Finish
    Lightweight
    Comfortable
    Waterproof
    Good grip
  • Disadvantages
    Causes blisters
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| Möhrendorf

14% have found the reviews
by Robert helpful

Rundherum

Muß in der Arbeit oft sehr schwer heben, viel tragen und weite Strecken gehen, lange stehen oder brauche spontan einen festen Stand - dafür ist der Schuh einfach perfekt.

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Durable
    Price/performance
    Robust
    Finish
    Stabilizes the foot
    Comfortable
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Frieder's profile picture
| Ulm

Netter Schuh

Sehr dünne Sohle -find ich gut aber sehr schneller Verschleiß der Schnürsenkel bzw. der Schnürsenkellaschen

  • Advantages
    Lightweight
  • Disadvantages
    Not robust
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Alexander's profile picture
| Wien

super zufrieden damit.

perfekt.

  • Advantages
    Durable
    Good grip
    Stabilizes the foot
    Price/performance
    Robust
    Comfortable
    Finish
    Waterproof
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| Passau

87% have found the reviews
by Sebastian helpful

Naja....

Habe mir von LaSportiva mehr erwartet. Die Größe passt wie bei meinen anderen La Sportiva. Aber auch nach längerem "Eintragen" massive Blasen obwohl ich nicht das Gefühl habe, dass der Schuh schlecht sitzt. Sohle nicht sehr haltbar - muss den Vorredner hier absolut zustimmen, ebenso beim Verschleiß des Innenfutters. Kurz: Entspricht nicht den Erwartungen, zu wenig Leistung für die Marke und den Preis.

  • Disadvantages
    Not robust
    Causes blisters
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Kilian's profile picture
| Dormund

Nicht sehr haltbar

Nach nur einem 30min abstieg im Geröllfeld zerfällt die Sohle in Schnitzel. Beide Schnürbänder nach einer Woche gerissen. Nach 3 Wochen Löcher im Innenfutter und das Profil im Vorderfuß Bereich ist komplett weg...
Unglaublich das La Sportiva sowas auf den markt bring.

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  • Disadvantages
    Not robust
    Bad grip
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