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- Asymmetrical heel design for a performance fit with maximum rubber coverage
- Elastic hook and loop closure strap helps lower-volume feet get a snug fit in the slipper design
- Vibram XS Grip2 for serious edging performance, smearing performance, and durability
- 0.8mm LaspoFlex at the midsole uses a super-lightweight, super-thin synthetic laminate for stiffness and edge-hold
- Ample toe rand coverage for scums and hooks
- Unlined for sensitivity on technical smears and high-tension moves
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I wear evolv defys in a size 12, I wear street shoes in 12 also so I have a small amount of room which I like. What size should I go on these?
Excellent line at Moe's Valley.
I love these! They are really well constructed slippers with a great downturn and a good toebox. I have long, narrow feet with wider toe knuckles and they fit my feet well. They're great for edging, smearing, etc. and perform especially well on steep gym problems and roofs.
Sizing: they're on a Solution rand, so the foot spacing inside is similar. Go one half size down from your sport shoe, since they stretch a little. I am a size 42 Solution/ Miura VS and I go 41.5 in these. My American street size is an 11.
I'm looking for 37 or 37.5. When will those sizes be available?
We have a few pair coming in during the early part of April in those sizes.
I wear a 39.5 Solution. What size should I go for with the Python? 39? 38?
39.5. I wear the same size for the Solution and Python.
I recently just back into climbing and have been using my old, in need of burial, Montrial Wasabis. What used to be moderate is now baggy and flat. While I'm not the most technical climber, improving in that area is a priority.
Most of my climbing will done indoors with the occasional summer trip to the Red or similar. After reading review after review, I'm still unsure of what direction to go in.
I've narrowed it down to this:
Five Ten Arrowhead
While I know sizing and overall preferences will ultimately come down to the individual, any suggestions will help.
I have a low volume foot with a somewhat narrow heel. Again, mostly will be use for gym climbing. If you've had experience with any of the ones I've listed, what would you recommend?
bro if you're doing indoor most of the time you probably should go for 5.10 anasazis or pythons man, Ive had the both of them and it comes down to fit (depending on the shape of your feet) between the two, you've got to try them on but I can tell you that pythons are my favourite indoor shoes, with solutions being my favourite outdoor shoes although theyre a bit expensive to replace.
This is majorly delayed but thanks for the reply Kenny. I tried to Anasazi's and once I broke them in, they felt great in my heel but were baggy everywhere else. Currently trying La Sportiva Muira's and apparently I still have lots of run in my heel! I am woman, so I was told to shy away from men's shoes.
I love the look and one strap style of the pythons.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
proly my favorite shoe to use in the gym, havent used them much outside but they are nice and sensitive. I find that sportiva rubber last way longer than 5.10 though 5.10 is stickier. I'm a 39.5 in solutions but had to go way down for these to 38, they are leather make sure there very tight at first
- 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
I am wondering what size i'll be in these shoes. From what i have read so far it appears to be that the majority of people don't size these shoes tight enough.
I wear a 10.5/11 street shoe
40 in Muira vcs
10 in 5.10 teams
38.5/39 in cobras
I am hoping to buy these in 38.5- I like my shoes extremely tight.
I have a mid-wide foot with a low volume heel. from other peoples experience do you think i will be able to fit my foot in this shoe?
I have these and if I had to do it again I would have gone down a half size from all of my other Sportivas. They are amazing shoes but would have been perfect down .5 size.
I've been a fan of Sportiva shoes pretty much since I became a climber, so I guess I'm a little biased when it comes to their products. It's the only brand to really fit/hug my foot, and give me that feel and performance I love. That being said, the Python is the best shoe I've ever climbed in. Whether your at the gym or crushing outside these shoes are bomb. They've done everything asked of them from steep boulder problems, to pesky slab climbs. They're comfortable enough to wear for multiple climbs and sensitive so your never guessing what crystal your toe might be on. I got my pair just after they first came out and they are still going strong, even with high use both indoors and out. If your not convinced your current shoe is the one try the Pythons, they don't disappoint.
Yes, another question about sizing. Many have been asked and answered but none of them compare these shoes to shoes I'm familiar with.
So, how do these compare to the Testarossas and/or TC Pros? I wear a 44 in both of those shoes. Would people recommend a 44 in the Pythons or a 43.5?
I have the Tesstarossas which I size the same as the Pythons for performance. I wear a half size bigger in the TC Pro since I tend to wear them for longer periods of time and wanted a little additional comfort. So basically size them the same as a 44.
great grip and great smearing!!
Loving the control you get in these shoes
I like these shoes a lot, I've had them for about 4 months now and here's some things I've noticed with them:
-Bottom line: a high performance mocc, but not a high performance shoe
-the elastic strap would probably be better if it wasn't elastic
-you can't really bear down and make them super tight on the heal because the elastic always lets it give a little
-the heel does have a suction like fit, but I've noticed that on heel hooks that really pull at the base of the shoe my heel moves a little bit in the shoe which usually leads to me losing confidence in the heel and falling
-Heel comparison with the solution- more sensitive (the solution has a neanderthal of a heel), but not as secure
-the shoe stretches.. a lot
-the toe is good but not perfect
-I've had problems on the severely small feet on overhangs and slabs
-not the best for smearing (duh, its pretty aggressive)
-really nice toe hooking (not as good as the solution, but better than just about everything else I've tried)
-overall a really nice shoe, I prefer moccs to begin with so I'll probably buy another pair. Just don't expect this to be as high perfomance a shoe as the solution.
If there is one word that can aptly describe the La Sportiva Python shoe, it's awesome. This is the last shoe I will buy.
I wear a 11 mens running shoe but bought these in a 7.5 mens size and they are still really comfortable! great edging power, super sticky and great fit! This is just another reason why I wont climb in anything else but Sportivas.
I fell in love with the LS Pythons right away and pre ordered them as soon as I could. In some ways, I prefer these over the Solutions. While they aren't as aggressive as the Solution, they're still very downturned and offer a lot considering they're pretty much a slipper with a velcro strap. The Pythons make up for where I think the Solutions lack.
- They're agressive, but much more comfortable than the Solutions
- Sensitive toe and heel
- Sizing is different. They tend to stretch more than my other pairs, so I'd recommend going a 1/2 size smaller than what you're planning on.
- Due to the nature of the shoe, there tends to be air in the shoe; they don't hold on tight to my feet as much as I'd like them to.
Overall, for the price and quality, the shoe is definitely a good buy. I can't say it is any better or worse than the Solution... but it's better in different ways, and worse in other ways!
Really, really like these - right out of the box solid fit and feel great climbing indoors and on steeper routes. The heel and toe hooking are definitely the shine points - I can crank from pretty strenuous body positions and don't feel any slippage.
Haven't pulled them out for anything dead vertical, since I have stiffer shoes for that kind of climbing.
My one issue is with sizing, and I'm tempted to re-order and downsize. They were perfect out of the box, but are stretching a lil bit much. I know shoe sizing is kinda personal, but here are my stats -
Foot - Size 10.5 running shoe, wider, relatively flat feet with a minimal morton's toe.
Climbing Shoe size w/ Sportiva -
Size 41.5 Testarossas, perfect fit.
Size 41 Pythons - shoes are physically 2 cm LONGER than the testarossas.
Size 41 Vipers - very close in size to my pythons.
I just got these shoes, The edge and toe are magnificent, I've climbed with the Miura lace ups, Solutions and the team 5.10's and these are the easies to get on and off despite being a half size smaller than my solutions. The Leather is extremely comfortable and the heel is no longer an issue as opposed to my solutions. Will buy many more of this shoe.