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Gear Review

3 5

AMAZING performance, POOR construction

These shoes perform AWESOME for the RMNP high well as IC splitters, and Zion Adventure Choss. Best Diamond shoe ever!

However, these shoes are also up there as the absolute most poorly contructed shoes Ive ever owned in terms of durability. Only a couple days of offwidthing and the rand around the toe box is peeling clear off. The little "slingshot" rand deal (curved rubber strip on the side of the shoe that is a signature aspect of this and the miura) is delaminated completely on both shoes. The gentleman at Rock and Resole in Boulder told me this is the case with EVERY pair they get. My muiras have had 2 resoles over 2 years and have yet to have the durabulity issues that these have had.

Bottom line - Climbs GREAT, but be ready to drop some cash to keep rocking it in these shoes

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Agreed. I've had the same problems, as well as cracks forming in the rand rubber at the end of toe. 2 pairs, and exactly the same issues with both. My old pair that I just had resoled (first time) just fell apart at the sticthing on the inside and is now out of commission. These are a great performing shoe, but probably the shortest lasting shoes that I have ever owned, and I have owned many shoes in 25 years. Hopefully La Sportiva will step up their game with the quality control.