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La Sportiva Mythos Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe - Men's

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    Because crack climbing doesn't have to hurt.

    Crack climbers everywhere have come to trust the La Sportiva Mythos Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoes to provide the performance they need for hard moves and the comfort to hang in there pitch after pitch. The unlined leather uppers form to your feet so you're still comfortable after 15 pitches of Valley classics.
    • Unlined leather uppers form to your feet
    • Laces wrap around the back to lock your heels in place
    • Vibram XS Edge keeps you stuck to the tinniest holds, won't creep when you're smearing, and is resistant to deformation on super-sharp edges
    • Low-profile toes for better performance in thin cracks
    • Full-length 1.1mm LaspoFlex uses a super-lightweight, super-thin synthetic laminate for torsional rigidity
    • Perforated Vibram rubber rand allows for a bit of stretch when your feet swell
    • Item #LSP0169

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather
    Lining
    [tongue] Dry-Best
    Closure
    laces
    Rubber
    Vibram XS Grip
    Last
    RN25
    Profile
    flat
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    low
    Claimed Weight
    [single] 8.7 oz
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Comfy All Around Shoe

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 10

    These were one of my first pairs of climbing shoes. I wore them for about 6 months using them primarily on granite slab and crack climbs, in the gym, and on easier sandstone sport. If you are looking for a comfy shoe that you can wear all day that performs adequately well then this is a good choice. If you are looking for a higher performance shoe for overhanging routes or steep technical routes with lots of edging you will find these shoes to be a little inadequate. The routes they excelled the most on were slab climbs where you found yourself padding up the rock as opposed to edging up. I would recommend these to beginning climbers or well rounded climbers looking for a comfy all day shoe to add to the quiver.



    Pros: Great beginner shoes. Super comfy.



    Cons: Have a tendency to stretch. Do not edge particularly well. The laces and leather tend to get pretty thrashed if you start climbing a lot of cracks



    Sizing: I am an 11 street shoe and bought a 10. They were a little tight initially, but stretched to fit nicely.

    Comfy All Around Shoe

    Runs large even before stretching!

    • Familiarity:I returned this product before using it
    • Fit:Runs large
    • Size Bought: 43.5

    I wear a 10.5 Five Ten Anasazi, which is a perfect fit in my view. Every street shoe I've ever worn I got in 10.5. But the 10.5 size equivalent 43.5 is actually at least a 1/2 size too large. Just wanted to throw that out for people trying to size.

    Versatile Shoe

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 41.5

    These shoes are awesome! They are a great all around shoe and very versatile. They are my go to shoes for thin cracks and smearing. Due to the leather material, they stretch up to a full size so size accordingly. They are extremely comfortable though and sometimes i feel like im wearing house slippers at the crag. Overall they're a great shoe and I would recommend them to anyone.

    Versatile Shoe

    Perfect for just about all of it

    • Familiarity:I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit:True to size

    I gave these to a friend of mine who does a lot of traditional climbing, primarily crack climbing. He really enjoys the low amount of curvature in the shoe, it allows him to wear it for longer sustained routes with less fatigue. Since this shoe isn't very aggressive your toes aren't as crammed in, making it easier to slide your foot into narrower cracks. Laces can be key to a perfect fit and these have them so that you can fine tune them. I'd recommend these for anyone who likes long traditional routes.

    They stretch crazy

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs large

    I've owned a bunch of rock shoes, and I always fully deploy my OCD when trying on a new pair - which is to say I spend a couple hours switching between sizes. When I left the store, and during the first couple days climbing, they fit beautifully and I loved them. After a half dozen days they fit like fuzzy bedroom slippers, all warm and comfy but to stretched-out to translate a solid feel and stance on challenging rock. They are perfect for the gym and I can easily leave them on for the whole session and for every lap. They also look stunning with my silk PJs.

    Solid Trad Shoe

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:Runs large

    Good comfy shoe. Climbs cracks well, and excels when the cracks get thin.

    Not quite as comfy as the TC Pros, and not great for edging.

    I usually wear 42 in La Sportiva shoes, and the 41's are a "comfort fit" for me post-stretching in these. LS shoes are hand made though, so keep in mind that there will be some variation even between shoes of the same type and size.

    Good shoes!

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I personally have worn these shoes a ton, they are decent shoes! My only complaint is that they don't grip the best. When you really need the grip i almost feel like it is a hit or a miss. Sometimes they grip other times I feel like they are a little slippery. Overall I like them! They are comfortable and fit very well! I have climbed 4 hours straight on them without taking them off. Very comfortable and the best shoes in the fit category.

    Best shoe for it's role

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 41.5

    I scored my mythos used, and they streached just shy of two sizes. I love these shoes and use them for more applications than I should. After nearly a year of climbing 3-4 times a week (outdoor on basalt/granite) and indors it's time for a resole.

    Best shoe for it's role

    Great allround shoe

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 47.5

    The shoe runs true to it's size. I have very long and narrow feet so that it is very difficult for me to buy climbing shoes (I have 48 in street shoes). I have tried a lot different brants and types of shoes and this pair fits perfect, even for me. The leather is very smooth and adapts well after several times of use. The Xedge vibram rubber gives you a great hold on the rock. However it will take 3 to 4 sessions to really brake in the sole and have shoes stick to the wall nicely. It is overall a great climbing shoe, but especially for people with very long feet, who will have issues finding a right size shoe of any other brant.

    Great Shoe

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size
    • Size Bought: 43

    This shoe is so comfortable, yes i said it, comfortable!It is a wonderful shoe, and does great face and crack climbing! This definitely is a do it all shoe! and all around i absolutely love it! If you're climbing really hard difficult routes however, i would go with a more aggressive shoe than this. But for long, relatively easy multi pitch climbs, cracks or slabs, this shoe can't be beat!

    CRACK Shoes (Great for low volume feet)

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    The title says it all. These perform in cracks. If you use them for anything else (besides maybe slab or if you are a beginner on low grades) you will probably be disappointed. I have Scarpa Vapors as my all-arounders/steep shoes and these are my crack killers. Great shoe if you are a beginner because you barely notice them and aren't having to trust dime edges, but otherwise these are a specific hand to fingers size crack shoe. They run "true to size" BUT buy them on the small side (full grain leather!). I wear a size 10 street shoe and stick with the 39.5's. Great shoe for a low-volume/saber foot that swims in Moccasyms or Anasazis.

    Good Shoes bad rubber 2

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    Completely agree with the review before. These shoes are amazing in terms of fit, comfort, shape, and lace up system, but fall way short in terms of grip (or lack thereof) provided. They are just not confidence inspiring. I find myself constantly slipping unless I have the most bomber of foot placement. Going to get these resoled with better rubber. Unless you are ok with getting these resoled with better rubber I would not recommend these.

    Good for crack, sort of

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:Runs large

    I got these especially for jamming, and as far as fit and performance they do great. The lacing system works really well at securing the shoe to your foot, but with the downside that the laces constantly break if you are sending a lot of cracks, just get worn and torn and break, and it is a royal pain in the butt to change the laces out. I started replacing the laces with really small accessory cord and get about 3x the life out them.



    I use them a lot on really slabby stuff as well, where there is a bunch of smearing involved. They do pretty good at it, but I having trying a pair of Five Tens out and honestly feel that I get better smearing out them than I do with my Mythos.



    I have not been very happy with how they handle with edges or cobble or really anything besides cracks or smears, they constantly slip. Very disappointing since they were recommended as a great multi pitch shoe. Which they are comfortable, and you can easily wear them all day, but not fun when you constantly feel like you will lose a foot at a critical spot.



    My wife has a pair of the women's, and feels pretty much the same, and has the same complaints, would not recommend them simply because I think there are much better shoes out there.

    Good shoe, bad rubber

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    What can I say? I am Bias as hell when it comes to climbing shoes. fiveten makes the best rubber hands down. I got a pair of these for longer climbs to try something new, I had been using a larger pair of Moccasyms for my mulit-pitch/alpine shoe. I had a lot of friends that swore by these, so I thought they must be good. I took them out to the desert to break them in on some slab, and then Castleton tower. I slipped a few times on easy slab, and wrote it off to the rubber being so new, or me being sloppy. then even on the non-calcite covered pitches of castleton I was slipping all over the place. I chalked it up to new shoes and tried to wear them more to get used to them. they broke in and felt ok, they edged well, but any time I needed to smear or had a tiny tiny edge they slipped. I never felt confident in them. I even took them out to the San Rafael Swell to try them on some courser sand stone and see if they would redeem them selves.... they did not. I was so scared of falling on one tower because my feet did not feel solid at all.



    I bought the Anasazi guides, and these shoes will either get sold, or gather dust.

    Comfortable All Around Use

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    This was my first shoe so I am not taking things too aggressive with them by any means. They definitely are comfortable all day and you can wear them while belaying. I do feel some extra space in the toe every now and again, probably by a second pair a bit more aggressive and smaller for some more technical climbs. I am size 9.5-10 and a 41.5 was the size for me. Stretched a bunch toe still touches the end of the shoe but, sometimes when my heel goes all the way back I can feel that extra space.

    Comfortable All Around Use

    Great for specific styles.

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit:True to size

    I take the Mythos out on super long multipitches as well as easy cracks and some slabs. I think they're super comfortable mostly, both in the crack and out. As far as edging or face climbing is concerned, these would be my last choice. The rubber is too soft.

    Are these as good for indoor climbing as...

    Are these as good for indoor climbing as a more aggressive/pointed shoe would be?

    How does the fit in the men's differ from...

    How does the fit in the men's differ from the women's?

    I understand that these shoes stretch, but...

    I understand that these shoes stretch, but can they over stretch to the point of being unwearable. I am size ten and I was thinking of getting a size nine, but I am hesitant because my roommate got these and went down a size and a half. It took him four months to stretch them out and I don't have that kind of time. I'm I being paranoid, or does my argument hold water.

    They can stretch a ton, but they won't be unwearable if you get them tight to begin with. If you take the laces and run them through the ~2 cm of exposed lace on the side you can really crank these down, even when they stretch out a bunch. If worse comes to worse you can always wear thick socks with them.

    Is this shoe morton's toe friendly? It...

    Is this shoe morton's toe friendly? It would appear so, I have a 13, sometimes 14 out of width foot. I climb in size 13 rentals so I think 13 would be a good starting point with this shoe. I'm doing alot of indoor and bouldering but look to be expanding those horizons soon.

    I need a pair of shoes and this model is currently leading the race.

    I've never actually seen a pair of sz 13 sportivas so I have no idea how they fit.

    I talked to a gentleman at the gym I climb at and he has Morton's toe (not a bade case of it but he has it) and he said that he tried this shoe on and said it felt fine but was not overly impressed by the shoe but yes it will work for you.

    I personally think a better shoe for you to try especially at your foot size and having Morton's toe would be the SCARPA FORCE. It is a little more of an aggressive shoe but will be a better all around shoe for what you are using it for.

    One more thing, I would get this shoe AT LEAST a half size smaller since they do stretch especially when it s a size 13 climbing shoe.

    Hoped this helped! CHEERS!

    I have morton's toe and after trying on a dozen different shoes, the Mythos by far fit the best for me. I wanted a shoe that was comfortable enough to not be killing my feet after 10 pitches, but would still perform well. I found exactly what I was looking for with the Mythos. I sized mine down a full size. They were a bit painful the first couple times out, but fit perfect now that they are broken in.

    Is this shoe morton's toe friendly? It...

    Is this shoe morton's toe friendly? It would appear so, I have a 13, sometimes 14 out of width foot. I climb in size 13 rentals so I think 13 would be a good starting point with this shoe. I'm doing alot of indoor and bouldering but look to be expanding those horizons soon.

    I need a pair of shoes and this model is currently leading the race.

    I've never actually seen a pair of sz 13 sportivas so I have no idea how they fit.

    buying these shoes for my son. He is mens...

    buying these shoes for my son. He is mens US size 11.5. What size should I order for him???

    Also can he return/exchange if needed?

    http://www.i18nguy.com/l10n/shoes.html#adult

    Generally, you want to go at least a size smaller than your normal street shoe. Because these shoes are less aggressive than others, you probably don’t want to go more than a full size smaller than his true foot size. This means: when his heel is comfortably filling the heel cup, his toes have stiff contact with the front of the shoe without any extra room, while not causing his toes to “knuckle” and push into the top of the shoe much, and should put your son around a 43.5-44 according to the chart in the above link. They WILL stretch a little bit over time, so it's better to go a size--or even two--too small than too large (my mistake when I bought my first pair). If you get the shoes and they don’t fit just right, backcountry is generally really good about returns for sizing issues if they’re returned quickly and in good shape.

    These are great, comfortable shoes, perfect for long pitches and crack climbing in places like Indian Creek and Vedauwoo.

    Best of luck to you and your son!