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La Sportiva Cobra Eco Climbing Shoe

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    • Falcon Brown/Apple Green
    4.553

    3 Reviews

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    Take the sting off mother nature.

    La Sportiva's Cobra Eco Climbing Shoe offers the same aggressive performance as the long-lasted Cobra Climbing Shoe, except this model comes in an eco-friendlier fashion. In fact, 85% of all materials are recycled to lower the impact on the environment. The biodegradable leather upper undergoes a metal-free, eco-tanning process to offer the same stretch and feel as the original Cobra, and Frixion Eco sole comes from recycling the same rubber used in La Sportiva's standard production for shoes like the original Cobra. The result is the same aggressive performance as the Cobra when you're climbing overhung routes and problems.
    • An eco-friendly version of the aggressive Cobra Climbing Shoe
    • Asymmetric downturn optimizes aggression for hard boulders
    • Upper made of a biodegradable leather with metal-free tanning
    • Frixion Eco sole made of recycled rubber from heels and toes
    • Item #LSP00GV

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Idro-Perwanger biodegradable leather
    Lining
    unlined
    Midsole
    [toe] LaspoFlex (0.8mm)
    Rubber
    Frixion Eco (3mm)
    Last
    slip, RL 45
    Profile
    downturn
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    high
    Claimed Weight
    7.5oz
    Recommended Use
    bouldering, sport climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    my new favorite

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got these shoes because i wanted something with good performance yet not totally chewing up my feet( i loved katana velcro but it's impossible to find them now). I feel these are as good if not better. i went down half a size from my solutions since these do stretch quite a bit. So far- really happy with them.

    my new favorite

    Overall great comfy shoe for easy climbs

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The fit is pretty nice - I have small and narrow feet- typically I'm around 4.75 - 5 in Women's. I got a 35.5 and it fits pretty well although it's slightly too big.

    It's really soft which is great when you're in the shoes for a long while but not great for precision footwork. I use it currently when trad climbing and doing crack as it's comfy enough.

    The heel sides are pretty high though and it slightly cuts into my feet.

    Overall they're pretty solid slip on shoes that fit my wide small feet pretty well.

    Still my favorite all around shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    When La Sportiva canceled the original Cobra in the US market, I was pretty hurt, I mean, LS probably did this to me personally. Though there are a million opinions about this, for my money, the cobra was the best all around climbing shoe on the market, favoring slightly to bouldering and overhung climbing, so I'm still not sure why they canceled it. Either way, this review is in two parts 1) What do I think of the Cobra, and 2) what do I think of the ECO Cobra. To get (2) out of the way, as far as I can tell, there haven't been any compromises in making this shoe "85% recycled," other than the color scheme which I don't exactly care for, which was my major hesitation. So with that out of the way, to address (1), what do I feel about the cobra?
    Strengths: The cobra is a low profile, comfortable slipper with a thin, sensitive sole. The shoe is soft enough to conform to whatever imperceptible feature your buddy promises is on there. The relatively minimal shoe gives you incredible feel for the rock. It makes for a great climbing experience and at a relatively lower price (although a little less so with the ECO) these shoes can perform right up there with the top of the line.
    Weakness: Though I guess the shoe technically has a P3 rand, they very much take the shape of your foot. In other words, it will not give you a ton of support on long vertical or overhung routes or when grabbing holds with your feet, meaning it might take some time to develop the muscles in your feet, especially if you normally climb with extremely down turned shoes. At the same time, this lets the shoes be comfortable and versatile. The slight downturn will also make this rather painful for crack climbing.
    Fit: The shoe runs a little narrow, but sizing is generally in line with the rest of the La Sportiva line.