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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
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    Nice design, poor workmanship

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These are a classic shoe and wonderfully comfortable if you have a weird shaped foot, Morton's Toe, or wide feet, as the unlined leather upper stretches to the shape of your feet. A lot of people also just like them as a comfortable multi-pitch shoe that you don't have to remove between pitches.

    That being said La Sportiva's quality control has been really going down hill for quite a while. All of my brown model Mythos have had rands that peeled within the warranty period anywhere from wildly so, to mildly so. And my two latest ones the top metal lace eyelet has pulled out on one, with the other one almost there. And despite what La Sportiva may claim, this is not from improper storage like in a car on hot days, or near a heater in the house. The prior purple model that I still have has never had these issues.

    If this happens to you make sure you return them for a warranty claim to get them replaced. Make La Sportiva pay for their poor decisions in design and manufacturing. These are far too expensive to have these sort of problems.

    All Day Comfort

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have owned many climbing shoes, and a majority of them are La Sportiva shoes. I bought the Mythos before a trip to Moab and got them a day before the trip. Even with no time to break them in the shoes gave me all day comfort! I climbed Ancient Art and a couple of other crack climbs that weekend and never had any issues with the shoes. They don't over heat and I never felt like I needed to rip them off. Great shoe!

    Great trad shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Comparable to the 5.10 anasazis as all day trad shoes. I love the rubber and the leather on the inside makes them feel like moccasins. Not really for gym, or sport climbing, If you are new to climbing and don't know that you need these shoes , you probably want to go with another pair.

    NIIIIICCE

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 41.5
    • Height: 5'7"
    • Weight: 116lbs

    I've used these shoes several times in climbing gyms. They are very comfortable. Other shoes I have owned I could only wear for 15 minutes at a time but I could wear these all day.

    Super Comfy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 42.5
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I'll echo what everyone else has already said, these shoes are comfy. I also went down half a size, probably could have gone done a whole size, although they're still snug enough to be effective.

    GREAT

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Height: 5'8"
    • Weight: 138lbs

    Super comfy and sticky, After a while wearing them they stretched out to fit perfectly. I got a a size and a half smaller than I normally do and started off with them fitting too tight knowing they were going to stretch.

    The most comfortable climbing shoes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 45
    • Height: 6'3"
    • Weight: 225lbs

    Overall my favorite climbing shoe I've owned. I've used them on face climbs, cracks, slab, and even some light bouldering and they were great. They even managed to keep my feet comfortable enough while belaying a second on a long pitch in windy 40F weather. I read a lot about the sizing on these and went a full size down to 45. The first time I put them on they were tight and uncomfortable but even after just walking around the house they started to ease up. The fit was perfect after two days of climbing and the Vibram rubber is much better than I thought it would be, though not as grippy as something like Five Ten C4. They don't edge particularly well but can be made to work if the need arises.

    Love, love these shoes

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

    These were the first pair of climbing shoes I've bought and I am so glad I did. On the rock outdoors, I can wear these all day and not feel like someone was taking a hammer to my toes. In the gym, these work well for anything but severe overhangs. Still, I don't wear them indoors because I want them to last as long as possible. They stretched just enough to fit perfectly without the leather getting sloppy and loose. I won't go on and on about how great these are, just read the other reviews if you're not sure.

    Comfy All Around Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 185lbs

    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
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 145lbs

    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
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    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.

    Are these as good for indoor climbing as...

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

    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.

    The best thing that you can do is to go to a climbing shop close to you and try different models of la sportiva and sizes to see what is the correct size for you, but if you are very sure you should try to go down half size to get more grip.

    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!