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La Sportiva
Solution Climbing Shoe

4.64 out of 5 stars
25 Reviews
Current price: $149.25 Original price: $199.00
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Why We Like The Solution Climbing Shoe

The Men's Solution Climbing Shoe is La Sportiva's most popular answer to difficult boulder problems and steep sport routes. Drastically downturned, this shoe is one of the best for overhangs, scummy heel hooks, greasy smears, and microscopic edges. La Sportiva's revered P3 Power Platform was first developed specifically for this shoe, and it retains the shoe's aggressive downturn until after you blow through the rubber. A shoe this technical deserves its own special rubber compound, and it's one of the few out there to feature Vibram's XS Grip2 rubber, which is extremely stiff around the toe box and soft, supple, and thin at the heel and arch. With more flexibility at the heel, the Solution bends to your will when you're toeing off-angled footholds and high-stepping the top-out.


  • La Sportiva's popular shoe for bouldering and sport climbing
  • Sharp, asymmetric downturn engages an aggressive performance
  • Vibram XS Grip2 is stiff at the toe and soft at the heel and arch
  • P3 power platform retains the shoe's aggressive profile for life
  • Lock Harness System unifies the upper for your foot for a comfy fit
  • Fast Lacing System with a quick-and-easy hook-and-loop adjustment
  • Two piece rubber sole enhances manueverability on tricky routes
  • Item #LSP00GQ
Upper Material
leather, Lorica
[toe box, arch] HF
hook-and-loop, Face Lacing System
[toe] LaspoFlex (1.1mm)
Vibram XS Grip2 (4mm)
Claimed Weight
Asymmetrical Curvature
PD 80
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
sharp downturn

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 25 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 21 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 17, 2024

Best shoes on the market

Ive had my solutions for about 3 months now, and i can say they are the best shoe ive owned. I immediatly was able to climb v8, where before I was stuck at v7 for months. Would absolutlely recommend!


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5 out of 5 stars

June 19, 2023

Favorite Climbing Shoe

Favorite Climbing Shoe! My street shoe sizes is 7.5 I own these in 39 and 39.5 Based on the size chart I should have 38.5 but it's too small and uncomfortable. 39 fits perfect and I wear them in cooler ideal climates and 39.5 are a little loose which I wear in warmer temps when my feet are a little swollen from heat. I use these for all sport climbing, vertical and overhanging. I own the women's version as well and don't really notice the difference.


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4 out of 5 stars

May 23, 2023

Great shoe, with some flaws

I've had this shoe for a couple months now and I can say that these live up to the hype. They edge very well, and heel hook like no other. They can even hold their own on the slab. However, I have a couple complaints about this shoe. The main issue is, after 2+ hours of use a huge blister forms on my big toe. Taping my toe doesn't seem to help it at all. However, this could just be a me thing, so this might not apply to you. Also, the break-in period was the worst break-in period i've ever had. These HURT for the first few weeks. However, they now feel great.


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1 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2023


love the shoe i had a pair of the old modal and they were amazing and lasted long the new model in the same size don't fit they are to big in the new modal witch is a shame as i don't fit them but they were my favorite shoe.


Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

September 24, 2022

Fits great but straps break fast

I've had these shoes for less than a month and the straps on one of them are already coming apart after working on a project with a toe hook on an arete. While breaking them in hasn't been easy the shoes fit really nice. Probably my last pair that has straps and not laces.


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3 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2021

Great fit and performance, but yellow residue

I’ve had these for 2-3 weeks and after every session some bright yellow residue is left on my feet. It’s not toxic or smelly but it’s pretty gross looking.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 27, 2021

The Holy Grail

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 11"

We all are on a journey to find the Holy Grail of climbing shoes, meaning a shoe that enables us to climb better and achieve at levels we have hoped for. For me, that journey led me to try the Solution. After a brief break in period, they are really my favorite climbing shoes and enable me to climb 1-2 grades higher than before, plus get into bouldering in an enjoyable fashion. Funny, I ran into a young lady at the local gym that was about to order her 4th, yes 4th, simultaneous pair of Solutions!! I don't know why she thinks she needs that many pairs at the same time; but I'm sure her Gearhead at Backcountry loves her, because she says she gets all her gear here. Inspired by her, I got a 2nd pair up 1/2 size to use when I'd like to keep my shoes on for more than one pitch and don't need the last scintilla of performance I can get with the tighter size on. POSTSCRIPT: Bizarre: One year later, my feet have grown a full size; so now I have a pair of these Solutions in 46 and a pair of the Solution Competitions in 45.5. I wear these Solutions 75% of the time and go down to the Solution Comps when I am trying a route or project that requires more precision. I just think these shows are incredible!!!

Jeanne R
5 out of 5 stars

November 11, 2020

Best climbing shoe out there!

I’ve been wearing solutions since I bought my first pair of high performance shoes. I love love them so much! I can’t count how many I’ve gone through but it’s not only my aim outdoor shoe but also gym shoes. These babies heel hook like a boss and stick to anything. I trust them and wouldn’t trad these for any other shoes.

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Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

November 2, 2020

Used for over 2 years now

I absolutely love these shoes. I still remember the first time I tried them on, I saw a great improvement in my climbing. The stitching still holds, no ripping or anything breaking down over the years, still climb like new.

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5 out of 5 stars

October 19, 2020

Solution's Solution

The solutions have been my most purchased/go to shoe since I discovered them over 3 years ago. Having started with the original solutions, and now having own more than 4 pairs (with more to come), I really can't begin to express my love for these shoes. If you are looking for a shoe that will break in rather quickly, fit like a glove, retain it's edging ability, and crush on steep technical terrain, look no further. Inside or out, bouldering or leading, you really can't ask for a better all around pro level shoe.

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