Gear Review

3 5

Become sloppy very quickly.

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shoes were excellent for a while (about two months of climbing 3-4 times per week outside), however, they quickly lost their shape and became sloppy. I think these shoes would've benefited from La Sportiva's patented P3 (Permanent Power Platform) in order to retain their slight downturned nature. It absolutely blows my mind that a completely flat-lasted shoe like the TC Pro has it (P3) and this doesnt. Also, the dentex liner started to separate from the leather pretty quickly. I use these exclusively for crack climbing now-no more face climbing for these guys. Some people, even pros, swear by these, but I'm far from sold.