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    Find your happy place on a big rock while wearing the climb-it-all Mythos.

    Tighten the around-the-heel lacing system of the La Sportiva Women’s Mythos Climbing Shoe and get an all-around, precise fitting shoe for climbing any rock in the canyon. The soft, unlined leather upper surrounds your foot with enough stretch to allow foot swelling during long multi-pitch routes, while the perforated arch and Dry-Best lined tongue help wick and vent excess foot sweat as you climb. For long belays and rests on big walls, the full-length LaspoFlex midsole adds strength and cushioning so you can reenergize before the crux. The Mythos’s medium-curved shape, pointed toe, and excellent edges allow superior grip on footholds of any shape or size thanks to the 4mm Vibram XS Grip2 outsole.
    • Item #LSP0170

    Tech Specs

    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year
    Recommended Use
    trad climbing
    Claimed Weight
    [single] 8.29 oz
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    Vibram XS Grip
    [tongue] Dry-Best
    Upper Material

    Tech Specs

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    Fit low volume feet well

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Size Bought: 42

    I have low volume feet. The combination of the lace system which allows for all sorts of adjustments and the leather that stretched to fit my foot made these shoes fit perfectly.

    I used to have to call sessions short because of downsized aggressive shoes, whereas these allow me to climb so much more with so much less pain. These work so well for me that I don't feel like experimenting with other shoes.

    I fit into a 10.5 or 11 men's street shoe, got these in a Euro 42. After stretching, the leather on each side of the laces has drawn pretty close to being able to touch (in other words, they weren't far from stretching too much). I think as long as a size works in terms of length the rest will come to fit after just a few sessions. I will probably buy this shoe again. If comfort is a priority for you, these win.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 37

    I am a 8 in shoe size and the size 37 in La Sportiva was the perfect fit. They were very comfortable during my climb from the first time I put them on and I was extremely impressed with the grip I got with them. I highly recommend these.

    Go one size down. Great trad/crack shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 38.5

    I'm not going to spend time reiterating what everyone else has already established (and as is evidenced at your local crag), this is a great shoe for all-day climbing, trad, cracks, etc.

    My other shoe is the Miura VS. I went one full size down (39.5 in Miuras, and 38.5 in these). I probably could have done a 38.0 as you can already tell these are going to stretch and my toes were comfy from the start. Luckily the laces make it easily to get a good fit while letting my toes stay happy :)

    Awesome slab shoes

      I bought these shoes for a summer of long multi pitch climbs after hearing they were like comfy marshmallows. And they did not disappoint! Most comfortable pair of climbing shoes I've ever tried. I would recommend sizing down at least one size because they do stretch out quite quickly. I'm a size 8.5 US and sized down to a 7 and they fit nice and snug right out of the box.

      Awesome slab shoes

      Fav Trad shoe

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 39

      I've loved these shoes since I first bought the purple (men's) ones. The ladies edition features lower cut sides for my ankle bones, very comfy. I have a fairly narrow heel but a wide foot at the ball and these fit the bill. This is probably my 5th pair. I usually go for a toe down shoe for sport climbing, but these work pretty well for me if I forget to pack the sport specific shoe.

      Great Climbing shoes

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 37

      It runs a bit large for me. I wear 37 in La Sportiva Solution Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe - Women's shoes. I suggest go half size down for this pair of shoes. Same rubber material as the solution, very grippy and comfortable for big wall climbing. Shoes lace is adjustable to better fit your feet shape.

      Will buy again, and again.

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

      These shoes are insanely comfortable and allow you to hangout for hours in your shoes. You really cant go wrong with these. These were my first shoe and though I'm looking at trying out some other more aggressive shoes I will probably always keep a pair of mythos in the rotation.

      Side note: These will really stretch out. I have had mine about ta year and a half and they are easily a size larger than when I bought them.

      Climbing Shoes are Comfy?!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 36

      I've gone through my fair share of climbing shoes over the years but I've never found ones that match the comfort of the mythos. My biggest problem has always been finding shoes that don't tear up my heals. The first time I put these on, they fit like a glove and I quickly realized that they wouldn't hurt my feet! They are great for all day wear, long multi-pitch climbs, or just a long gym session. I do wish that the rubber was more durable...I've eaten through my first pair in 5 months and am sending them in to get re-soled. Another thing to mention is that I think they run a bit large. I normally wear a 38 and ended up with a 36.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 35

      These are my favorite trad climbing shoes. They are so comfortable I can wear them all day. They are great for cracks and for slab. Fantastic for long alpine routes! I never take them off. When I first started wearing them I wore them in the gym - don't make the same mistake! It wears the rubber out quickly, and is totally a waste for gym routes - I busted the toe in a couple of months! I'll drag them along if I want to do some gym cracks, but other than that I don't waste my awesome mythos rubber indoors!

      Note that they stretch A TON. I end up downsizing 2 sizes! (With ZERO discomfort!!!)

      I eventually gave up on my first pair, but now have 2 pairs that I've been switching between as I send them in for re-soles. :)


      So good

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

      These are just consistently the best. So comfortable that I can wear them all day without pulling them off after each climb. Great rubber and soft leather. These aren't the most aggressive shoe, so I have my Miuras for edging. I will continue to buy these. I wear 37's in all my La Sportivas and a 7/7.5 street shoe.

      Comfort all day long

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 38

      I wear a size 9(40.5) running shoe but ordered small to accommodate stretch. I bought a 38 and after having them broken in I would maybe only go up another half size (38.5) if I had to get them again. I've had these for about two years now and I can just slide my foot in without too much finagling. These shoes are great for long days of climbing outside. Not the most ideal gym shoe but they are just so comfortable. I can tolerate leaving them on between routes. Great for smearing. I've only used these in gyms and in the Red River Gorge for single-pitch routes.

      Cant go wrong with these

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

      Bought them for all day climbing and cracks and they are very comfortable when sized right. The laces all the way down make them very adjustable and Ive always loved the edges on Sportivas

      Great for everything

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

      This shoe is not very aggressive which makes it very versitle and comfortable. I would recommend getting this shoe if you prefer long, sustained routes, especially trad, and crack routes. This shoe has a tough leather upper that will last a very long time and overtime will shape to your foot ever so slightly. Overall this is a great shoe for those climbers who like to get outside and get up high on the walls.

      Love these shoes so far!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 41.0

      Love these shoes so far! Recently took up climbing and have used them mostly indoors, but a few times outdoors as well. Fit great and are as comfortable as I would expect for climbing shoes. I typically wear about a 10.5 in women's for athletic shoes and the 41.0 fit great! Have stretched a little, but not much. I have narrow feet and the laces are great so I can still get a snug fit.

      Rad shoes that don't hurt

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Size Bought: 38.5

      These shoes are the bomb. I've been wearing them 3-5 times a week for the past month and a half, and I have only great things to say. I mostly top rope in the gym. I've only been climbing for about 2 months, and I'm doing 5.11a/bs, so I'm not sure about the edging factor of these shoes. I slip sometimes on TINY footholds, but that could very well be my technique. However, they smear pretty well and I have no problem with the routes at my level both indoors and out. They are the most comfortable climbing shoes I've ever tried on. I have long big toes that curve up a little, so I have a hard time with downturned shoes (i.e. the pair of Katana Lace sitting in my closet that I never wear). The Mythos are great because they work well with the geometry of my foot. The laces allow for a precise fit, and the rubber grips to the wall fairly well. I will say two things:

      1. The laces are WAY too long! I have to double knot them so I don't trip. Backcountry, is there a shorter lace option?
      2. The leather does stretch a tiny bit, order smaller than you think. I wear an 8 shoe (39 in birkenstocks), and I got a 38 1/2 in this shoe. I honestly have no idea if my katana laces are the right size cause I've only worn them 7-8 times (They kept skinning the top of my foot! These shoes were too painful for me), but the pair I own is a 39. I don't really believe in the whole "let's wear climbing shoes 5 sizes too small!" thing. Mostly because if I do, I can't climb. It hurts too much.

      Bottom line- buy the shoe. You won't be mad.

      SO comfortable and grippy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 35

      These are the most comfortable climbing shoes i own. they break in in literally in minutes.

      what i love about them:
      1) long, adjustable laces - you can adjust the entire foot lenght, including the heel. You can also wrap and tie the laces all the way around the mid bottom of the shoe if you want it to flex more downward as needed
      2)they are very grippy and flexible. They definitely give you full on confidence.
      3) so amazingly comfortable. You can wear them for hours.
      4)you can wear them with socks on cold days thanks to the adjustable laces/heel

      Sizing: my street shoe is a european 36.5/US 6.5. I have the mythos in a 35.
      For sizing reference, i also own:
      Sportiva Solutions in a 36
      Sportiva Miuras in a 35.5

      In the photo i just climbed up to Lizard Head summit at 13,113 feet, Telluride CO.
      Also wearing Mammut El Cap helmet:

      SO comfortable and grippy


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

      For sizing I went to La Sportiva's website and read their climbing shoe sizing suggestions, and they fit perfect. I wear a size 7.5 street shoe and bought a 36. I climb mostly sport, and am working my way towards trad and more multipitch so I was looking for a comfortable yet practical shoe. I believe this is the one :) I've used them a good amount and love them, I'm confident they will continue to shape to my foot throughout their life and I will probably order another pair of these when the time comes. Great Shoe!

      Great shoe for multi-pitch, but...

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

      These shoes are great for long multi-pitch days when you need to be in them for 7+ hours. Comfortable enough to wear on a downclimb and at all of the belay ledges, with just enough grip to keep going up. They stretch a lot over time, so order smaller, and push through to the comfort zone... eventually they feel like form-fitting slippers you can climb in.

      I've gone through 2 pairs of these shoes, and plan to keep buying them!

      The only downside is that they seem to fall apart really quickly compared to my other Sportiva shoes around the shoelace area. I've had them resoled twice, and they keep on for a while, but ultimately don't last.

      Anyone else have this issue?

      Excellent shoe, sizing has changed

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

      I think it's pretty clear that these are awesome all around climbing shoes that particularly excel on long multi pitch routes. I had my first pair for 6 years and they were a great beginner shoe, the break in period happens quickly and it's relatively painless. I used them for basically everything, sport climbs, trad climbs, I even threw them on with socks whilst climbing in Indian Creek to add a bit more comfort.

      The odd thing that I've discovered while purchasing my second pair is that the sizing has definitely changed!!! In 2009 a 36.5 fit me perfectly. However, a few weeks ago I ordered 36.5 and took them on a climbing trip...only to find out that they were absolutely gigantic! I came back home, went to a climbing store and found out that I am now a 34.5 in mythos. I've been told that since 2009 La Sportiva has changed their cobbler, hence the difference in sizing. I don't know if this will be of much help for anyone, since this was way back in 2009 :) but just in case!

      Anyway! Mythos are amazing, I will always come back for more! My street shoe size is typically 6.5

      I'm so glad you posted this review! I bought my mythos in 2010 - I've been looking to have them re-soled, but I need to take them on an upcoming trip, so I may damage them too much to be reparable. I was planning on getting another pair because my miuras, although also a great shoe, are awful compared to the mythos on multipitch trad routes. I'll be sure to order at least a size down to start. Thanks!
      For reference for anyone else out there I wear a 6.5-7 street shoe and got my mythos in 2010 in a 37.5. They did stretch, so a 37 would have been fine, but I was looking for comfort for long pitches.