- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
First off, I intended to buy these for myself, so I sized the same as my Cobras and purchased. Unfortunately, once I tried them on, they felt about a half size too big.
Fortunately, they did fit my girlfriend's foot fine.
My first impressions were that the heel cup is more shallow than my cobras, allowing for a more secure fit. The knuckles of the shoes are pretty tall, so if you have an average width to slender foot, they'll feel nice even when you have a snug fit. Wider feet beware- La Sportiva has a more narrow fit than other shoes like Evolv and 5.10.
On the rock, these shoes smear well due to the thin sensitive sole and flexible midsole. On steeper routes, the shoe allows you to really point your toe stick to small foot holds.
Vibram rubber is excellent as always, and lasts a long time while still being pretty sticky.
Awesome shoe, size half a size down from your other shoes!
Street shoe size- 8.5-9
5.10 Hornet- size 9
5.10 Dragon- size 8.5
La Sportiva Cobra- size 38.5
La Sportiva Python- size 38