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La Sportiva
Solution Comp Climbing Shoe

4.555555555555555 out of 5 stars
9 Reviews


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Why We Like The Solution Comp Climbing Shoe

La Sportiva's Solution has been solving climbing's most complicated problems for us for over a decade, and the Solution Comp Climbing Shoe showcases the first significant redesign since its inception. More rubber around the toe is the most obvious update, but despite all the extra rubber, the Solution Comp feels significantly softer and more sensitive than the original Solution for a better performance out of the box. It still retains the same aggressive profile, Vibram's XS Grip 2 rubber, and La Sportiva's original P3 Power Platform, but the enhanced softness and sensitivity ensure a greater performance for modern, competition climbing.


  • The solution for modern, competitive climbing
  • Same aggressive profile as La Sportiva's best-selling Solution
  • Increased rubber over leather upper for better toe-hooking
  • Vibram XS Grip2 feels stiff at the toe and soft at the heel and arch
  • P3 Power Platform retains the shoe's aggressive profile for life
  • Fast Lacing System with a quick-and-easy hook-and-loop adjustment
  • Item #LSPZ26Q
Upper Material
leather, microfiber
[toe, heel] Pacific [tongue] Lycra [middle] unlined
Fast Lacing System
[toe] 3D Hytrel
Vibram XS Grip2 (3.5mm)
PD 75
Asymmetrical Curvature
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 9 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
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5 Stars - 7 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

December 15, 2022

Great shoe

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

I am a long time user of La Sportiva and was looking for a high Performance shoe. The Solution Comp did not disappoint. The rubber is super sticky and you can feel the rock. I am a big fan of this shoe. For sizing I usually wear a 44 in Miura so that is what I bought in this shoe. I was worried it would be tight but it fit well. I can’t say it runs large but I can see how some people would say it does. If in doubt size it out at a store. Definitely don’t size up. Overall, if you are looking to elevate your game this is another tool to get you there.

2 out of 5 stars

November 1, 2022

Good until they weren't

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
6' 2"

Great shoe until 2 months in they got a hole in the toe of the right shoe. The hole was not covered under warranty though it looks like an imperfection in the sole because this is normal wear and tear...? Disappointed that a shoe this expensive only lasted two months before needing a resole

Ian L
5 out of 5 stars

January 3, 2022

Great alternative to Solutions

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 7"

I've been using Solutions for years and absolutely love it for everything except multi-pitch. My only sticking point (pun only partly intended) was that the perfectly fitting heel was like an ice pick, which is great a lot of the time, but it makes it hard to use your heel on smaller or smooth features. The Solution Comps have a softer, stickier heel that I wish the Solutions had, and the top of the toe is also softer and more comfortable to toe hook than the Solutions. The toe itself is equivalent between the two as far as I can tell. A couple of little things to mention: Sizing - I went with a half size smaller than my Solutions (which are tight, but not painful). It hurt like hell the first time I put them on, but they broke in fast and that size-down was perfect. So if you're going from Solutions, I'd recommend sizing down a half size unless your Solutions so tight you can't wear them for a whole session. Heel fit - My heel fit the original Solutions perfectly. Even sized down, the comp heel doesn't fit quite the same or as well. Occasionally an air pocket creeps into it, which never happened with the originals. Maybe that's the tradeoff for the softer heel? In any case, it bothered me on the ground, but I never really noticed it on the wall. Even with the tiny bit of space in the heel, it was tight and soft enough that my heel didn't slip inside the shoe when heel hooking. Ultimately I think this is still worth trying out if you love Solutions but want a softer heel. Also if you have neither and want to try a new aggressive shoe, this is a hard shoe to beat.

Dylan J
5 out of 5 stars

December 5, 2021

Improvement On 2nd Iteration

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 11"

I have and really like the 2nd version of the Solution; but this model is substantially more comfortable, at seemingly no decline in performance. I am an average Gym/Outside climber, so take my opinion with a grain of salt; but after receiving these and trying them out immediately versus my current pair, I greatly prefer these. The new heel, which resembles the Miura's, Skwama's and Katana's is just nicer all around than the old, bulbous, rigid heel. Front end seems identical, and I can climb the same routes with the same precision and performance. So, If you liked Solution I and Solution II, I think you would really love this 3rd iteration! To William R. below: My street shoes size is 11.5-12 and no = I have not experienced any stretch. My forefoot is kinda wide, and my 3rd toe on both sides protrudes more than it should; so I DID use a shoe stretcher to slightly widen the forefoot because of my peculiarity, but nothing major. FWIW: My Solution IIs are size 46 and my Solution Comps are 45.5. I do not like super tight shoes. The 45.5 size is probably what YOU would prefer for performance, maybe even 45. The Comp's seem a tiny, TINY bit larger than the Solution IIs, maybe because of the softer, more forgiving heel.

Jeanne R
4 out of 5 stars

September 7, 2021

A vastly improved Solution

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
5' 3"

This shoes basically marry the old Solution front with the Skwama heel (actually it is a bit thinner and shallower heel than the Skwama, but it comes up the ankle a little more) and styling. I really don't see a reason to get the old Solutions unless your heels are soft like 6-minutes eggs or they are bulbous enough that they already fit very well into the old Solution heels. The Solution Comp may also be a bit softer in the midsole than the old Solution. Even they are supposed to be built on the same last, the Solution Comp fronts are noticeably narrower than the Skwama's. Plus its uppers are partially lined and the toe patches are huge, I don't expect the uppers on these shoes stretch much (unlike the Skwama's, which will fit 1/2 size fuller by the first resole). There is also a bit of a "talon" at the big toe, which is not present on the Skwama and the overall toe box shape is quite a bit pointier. I feel like I have to go 1/2 Euro size down from the Skwama to fill the big toe area the same way, but then the whole shoe will be way too tight. When new, the Solution Comp feels tighter than the Skwama. For reference, I tried on Euro 38.5 ones in both shoes back to back. I think this is also why I see a lot of people would size their Solution 1/2 down from other higher volume La Sportiva shoes like the Katana Lace, the Miura VS, and the (new/2019) Testarossa. If this is your first La Sportiva, I would start with ordering the same size and the 1/2 size down from other La Sportiva shoes. Which one you prefer will come down to personal preference and whether you want redpoint sending or everyday performance shoes in these. I can't really comment on the performance of these shoes on the wall as I only needed to weight them a bit on a ledge to know that they don't fit my wide feet with high instep very well. However, from my experience with the Skwama and feeling the big toe on the Solution Comp, I expect they will excel at overhung problem where you have to use your toes to either hook and jam a lot. The soft midsoles would allow a sensitive feel when pulling with and pivoting with the toes, even on face climbs. The toe on the Solution Comp is a bit more precise than the Skwama. I bet I would love these shoes if they fit wide feet well.

5 out of 5 stars

September 17, 2020

A Solution with a perfect heel

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 6"

I love the Solution for so many things except for technical heel hooking. Now I have another tool in my kit. I love the Comp version and the heel fits my foot like a glove! I wear the same size as my regular Solution (38.5) as I do in the Comps. Also its nice to have a softer Solution for bouldering and steep sport climbing, so I can pull more with my feet. Also the break in period is very minimal (two-three sessions). This is a great shoe to have in your bag of tricks!

Ronnie J
5 out of 5 stars

April 13, 2020

Excellent shoe!

Bought it very recently, and I have to say this shoe is awesome. It fits my heel much better than the previous solution, and the toe box is a bit wider, so it doesn’t seem to scrunch up my toes as bad. The shoe is a bit longer than the other solution(or so it felt) and has a fit similar to my TC Pros(in terms of less scrunched toes). I’d definitely recommend downsizing another half size to those buying it cause the solution comps seem to a run a bit big


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5 out of 5 stars

March 7, 2020

Solutions...only better!

After climbing in the regular Solution for years, I was a bit skeptical to try something "different!" Im really impressed with how the Solution Comp came out. Its got all the great traits of the regular Solution, with a few nice additions. The heal is different from the regular Solution, and this worried me at first. One thing the regular Solution excels at is heel hooking. The Solution Comps different heal did not impact the overall heal hooking feel of this new shoe. Hard heal hooks felt secure as ever before. The fit is the first thing that I immediately noticed. To me, the Comp Solutions feel lighter and less "boxy" compared to their regular companions. I downsized by .5 euro size. They were a tad harder to get on, but once I got them on, they felt amazing. They felt like a sock, immediately sucked to the shape of my foot and erased any small dead space pockets I used to feel in the regular Solutions. I've had a chance to put a pair of these through their paces in Hueco. I never though I'd say this, but I found a shoe that feels like it can outperform the regular Solution! Definitely worth a try if youre a hard core Solution fan....or if youre just looking for a great pair of shoes!

Tim Q

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5 out of 5 stars

March 6, 2020

Fantastic shoe, not just a softer solution!

Really great shoe! Fits very similar to the solution but is much softer! The heel is the star though. I would love to have the regular solution with this same heel! I love this shoe!

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