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La Sportiva - Python - Climbing shoes tested

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Elizabeth | London

11.09.2017

Comfiest technical shoe on the market

I heard that the Pythons wear out quickly, but my last pair have been my primary climbing shoe for the last 12 months, only just starting to show signs of significant wear.

They took about 3 sessions to break in and have been really comfy every since.

Only downside, the heel sometimes moves a little on more aggressive heel hooks, but has never actually come out of the shoe.

--- review of an older model ---

Advantages
Versatile
High edge stability
Good grip
Good fit
Robust
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Rhys | Chatham

19.07.2019

Not a fan

These shoes a very thin and although people claim them to be good for bouldering, they really aren’t!
Unless you’re using big footholds, these will hurt your feet pretty quickly as it feels like you’re climbing in socks...

Advantages
Good grip
Good fit
Disadvantages
Thin
Not comfortable
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Rhys's profile picture
| Chatham
Not a fan

These shoes a very thin and although people claim them to be good for bouldering, they really aren’t!
Unless you’re using big footholds, these will hurt your feet pretty quickly as it feels like you’re climbing in socks...

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Good fit
  • Disadvantages
    Thin
    Not comfortable
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| liverpool
Good shoes

Nice shoes!

--- review of an older model ---

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
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Elizabeth's profile picture
| London
Comfiest technical shoe on the market

I heard that the Pythons wear out quickly, but my last pair have been my primary climbing shoe for the last 12 months, only just starting to show signs of significant wear.

They took about 3 sessions to break in and have been really comfy every since.

Only downside, the heel sometimes moves a little on more aggressive heel hooks, but has never actually come out of the shoe.

--- review of an older model ---

  • Advantages
    Versatile
    High edge stability
    Good grip
    Good fit
    Robust
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