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La Sportiva - Women's Skwama - Climbing shoes tested

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Elisabeth's profile picture
| Mainz

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Versatile
    Robust
    High edge stability
    Good grip
Sarah's profile picture
| Gersfeld

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Robust
    Good grip
    Versatile
Nina's profile picture
| Ravensburg

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Versatile
    High edge stability
Simon's profile picture
| Dormagen

The thread was edited on 31.08.20

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Good grip
    Versatile
Marianna's profile picture
| Miskolc
Love first sight

I have used Skwama for lead climbing and really loved them. Repurchasing for sure.

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Versatile
    High edge stability
Karsten's profile picture
| Porta Westfalica

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Robust
    Good fit
    Versatile
Maria's profile picture
| Anröchte

66% have found the reviews
by Maria helpful

  • Advantages
    Versatile
    Good grip
    High edge stability
    Good fit
Julia's profile picture
| Hamburg

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    High edge stability
    Good fit
    Versatile
Melanie's profile picture
| Karlsruhe

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Versatile
Laura's profile picture
| Frankfurt

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    Good grip
    Versatile
Christian's profile picture
| Lüneburg

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Good fit
Anne-Katrin 's profile picture
| Düsseldorf

  • Advantages
    Good fit
    High edge stability
Marion's profile picture
| wolfenbüttel

  • Advantages
    Versatile
    Good grip
    Good fit
    High edge stability
Katia Gallone's profile picture

  • Advantages
    High edge stability
    Robust
    Good grip
Theresa's profile picture
| Hamburg

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Good fit
    Versatile
Lisa's profile picture
| Marloffstein

  • Advantages
    Versatile
    High edge stability
    Good grip
Reinhard's profile picture
| München

  • Advantages
    Good fit
Bettina's profile picture
| Wien

40% have found the reviews
by Bettina helpful

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Good fit
    Robust
Helge's profile picture
| Bad Oeynhausen

15% have found the reviews
by Helge helpful

  • Advantages
    Versatile
    Good fit
Franziska's profile picture
| Wien

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Good fit
    Comfortable
Kaylee's profile picture
| Fijnaart

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Versatile
    Good fit
  • Disadvantages
    Not adjustable
Darren's profile picture
| Frankfurt am Main

  • Advantages
    Good grip
    Good fit
    Robust
    Versatile
    High edge stability
Clara's profile picture
| Dresden

  • Advantages
    Versatile
    High edge stability
    Good grip

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Not just for speed climbers: climbing shoes with hook-and-loop fasteners

Hook and Loop Fastening Shoes

It’s not surprising that climbing shoes with hook-and-loop fasteners are loved by many. Since climbing shoes are so tight, it’s always great to be able to take them off whilst taking a break. If you’re not sure what size you should get, then you should definitely check out our size guide.

Advantage: hook-and-loop fasteners allow for a quick on/off

Since these climbing shoes are easy to put on and take off, your feet will hurt less after prolonged wear. Even if you’ve broken them in, it’s still nice to take them off when you’re not climbing. Plus, when you’re belaying, hook and loop shoes put weight on the soles and reduce the pretension. As a result, you’ll ultimately increase the sole’s lifespan.
In addition, the hook-and-loop fasteners offer more arch support, making them great for bouldering and technically-demanding routes.

Disadvantage: their fit is less firm

The fasteners on innovative hook and loop shoes can’t be tightened as much as laces. So, if you have an extremely difficult sport climb coming up, then you should opt for a model with laces.

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