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Solution

Solution

$175.00

A high performance climbing shoe purposely built to provide the solution for modern bouldering problems.

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Find your size - Climbing Fit Chart

Use the chart below to determine your size. If you’re on the borderline between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your measurements for chest and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your chest measurement.

Size Height (cm) Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
XS 122-128 64.5-66 59.5-61.5 68.5-71
S 128-137 66-69 61.5-65 71-74.5
M 137-147 69-75 65-69 74.5-79.5
L 147-158 75-81.5 69-72.5 79.5-84.5
XL 158-170 81.5-88.5 72.5-75.5 84.5-89.5

ADULT FOOTWEAR SIZING CHART

More sizes means a better fit! La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us five extra sizes per size run, which gives you a better fit!
MEN'SEUROPEANWOMEN'S
  33 2.5
  33.5 3
2.5+ 34 3.5
3 34.5 4
3.5 35 4.5
4 35.5 5
4.5 36 5.5
4.5+ 36.5 5.5+
5 37 6
5.5 37.5 6.5
6 38 7
6.5 38.5 7.5
6.5+ 39 7.5+
7 39.5 8
7.5 40 8.5
8 40.5 9
8.5 41 9.5
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+
9 42 10
9.5 42.5 10.5
10 43 11
10.5 43.5 11.5
10.5+ 44 11.5+
11 44.5 12
11.5 45 12.5
12 45.5 13
12.5 46 13.5
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+
13 47 14
13.5 47.5  
14 48  
15 49  
16 50  
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Features

Wrapped in sticky Vibram® XS Grip rubber and drastically down-turned, the Solution sports a molded 3D heel cup and the patented P3® Power Platform which retains the downturned shape of the shoe. This creates a shoe that hooks, grabs, edges and smears on any feature you can find. The Lock Harness System® surrounds your foot and unifies it with the upper for a perfect fit. The highly adjustable Fast Lacing System® lets you tailor the quick closing hook and loop closure for a highly personalized fit. All said and done, this shoe will let you climb harder.

 

• Ideal terrain: Overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing

• AWARDS: Climbing Magazine - Editors' Choice, Climbing Magazine - Editors' Chouce 2014, Rock and Ice - Best in Gear, Gear Institute - Best in Class 2014, IF Product Design Award 2006

 

Solution Awards

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 199
SIZES: 33 - 46 (half sizes) 
WEIGHT: 8.89 oz (258g) 
LAST: PD 80 
FIT: Performance with high asymmetry 
UPPER: Leather / Lorica® 
LINING: HF (toe-box and arch area only) 
MIDSOLE: 1.1mm LaspoFlex (toe only) 
SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Grip2

Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Review for SOLUTION
I've never thought that there was much of a difference between rock shoes before I climb with the Solution. It feels like cheating to me to wear those in overhanging climbing. So much easier to climb with these than any other shoes I've tried before.....and comfortable too!
Review by Audrey - St Jean Chrysostome, QC (Posted on 6/10/2016)
Review for SOLUTION
Out of every La Sportiva shoe that I have tried, the Solution has been the only shoe that I trust in performance. The "robot" shoe features a downturned toe with a cup in the center, allowing a suction cup fit on incut holds. The p3 band allows the Solution to keep the arch of your foot permanately downturned (most downturned shoes will become flat after a couple ofweeks without this band). Lastly, the all rubber heel gives complete control when hooking on aretes or incut holds. The solution performs best when climbing in a roof, but can also handle slightly overhung terrain,or even vertical climbing. When I enter into a pro competition, I always make sure to have the Solution onme. Whatever the terrain, the Solution can handle it.When fitting this shoe, I always downsizea half to full size because the shoe stretches so much. It can adapt to a narrow or wide foot. I have yet to find many flaws in the Solution. It edges, toe hooks, heel hooks, and grabs perfectly. I will continue to use this shoe for every area that Itravel too.
Review by Daniel W. - Boulder, CO (Posted on 9/27/2015)
Review for SOLUTION
The Solution to ALL my projects...would be to lose weight and get in better shape. In the meantime, however, I can tell you that these shoes have been great when I applied them to areas Sportiva recommends as ideal terrain.
Review by William G. - Brandford, CT (Posted on 8/30/2015)
Review for SOLUTION
To put it flatly, this shoe was the difference between a 12 and a 13. If I ran competitions, it would be banned as a performance enhancer or mandatory to get everyone on the same level. This is the shoe your mother warned you about, no BS, straight business. Put it on, climb, take it off, return to ground, it's not comfortable, it's not sugar coated, its a machine that will make you climb beyond what you thought you could.
Review by Andrew L. - Rutland, VT (Posted on 6/29/2015)
Review for SOLUTION
French and Spanish limestone, Maple, American Fork, Rifle, Red River Gorge and in the gym. These have changed the way I can use my feet on this terrain.
Review by Brittany G. - Salt Lake City, UT (Posted on 12/19/2014)
Review for SOLUTION
The Solution has that perfect snug fit everyone looks for in a shoe. It's got a heel that stays tight after being broken in, and a toe that doesn't skate around in the gym and outdoors. Surely the solution is my favorite shoe on the market. Not to mention it's got that Sportiva fly to it!
Review by Matty H. - Fort Collins, CO (Posted on 10/20/2013)
Review for SOLUTION
Hands down the best aggressive bouldering/steep sport climbing shoe on the market. The edging on these bad boys is incredible, not to mention the killer heel-hook action. I'm on my third pair, let that be the testament. :)
Review by Kyle H. - Oakland, CA (Posted on 9/13/2013)
Review for SOLUTION
Best shoe i have ever had! Great for bouldering and sport climbing. The lock harness system is awesome I highly recommend this shoe!!
Review by Brody R. - Essex Junction, VT (Posted on 6/21/2013)
Review for SOLUTION
So, let me begin with just the looks, because damn these shoes look really sweet. For the technicals of the shoe, by far the best boulder shoe out there right now. I haven't been able to heel hook like this before until getting the Solutions, and not to mention how the arc is perfection... by far the best shoe I've ever owned. Period. Pick up a pair if you can for sure!
Review by Tyler K. - Hadley, MA (Posted on 6/20/2013)
Review for SOLUTION
The best shoe I have ever. Great for heel hooking. Also great fit. They are also great for toe hooking.
Review by Sarah S. - Boulder, CO (Posted on 3/23/2013)
Features

Wrapped in sticky Vibram® XS Grip rubber and drastically down-turned, the Solution sports a molded 3D heel cup and the patented P3® Power Platform which retains the downturned shape of the shoe. This creates a shoe that hooks, grabs, edges and smears on any feature you can find. The Lock Harness System® surrounds your foot and unifies it with the upper for a perfect fit. The highly adjustable Fast Lacing System® lets you tailor the quick closing hook and loop closure for a highly personalized fit. All said and done, this shoe will let you climb harder.

 

• Ideal terrain: Overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing

• AWARDS: Climbing Magazine - Editors' Choice, Climbing Magazine - Editors' Chouce 2014, Rock and Ice - Best in Gear, Gear Institute - Best in Class 2014, IF Product Design Award 2006

 

Solution Awards

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 199
SIZES: 33 - 46 (half sizes) 
WEIGHT: 8.89 oz (258g) 
LAST: PD 80 
FIT: Performance with high asymmetry 
UPPER: Leather / Lorica® 
LINING: HF (toe-box and arch area only) 
MIDSOLE: 1.1mm LaspoFlex (toe only) 
SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Grip2

Reviews

Customer Reviews

1-10 of 16

  1. 1
  2. 2
per page
Review for SOLUTION
I've never thought that there was much of a difference between rock shoes before I climb with the Solution. It feels like cheating to me to wear those in overhanging climbing. So much easier to climb with these than any other shoes I've tried before.....and comfortable too!
Review by Audrey - St Jean Chrysostome, QC (Posted on 6/10/2016)
Review for SOLUTION
Out of every La Sportiva shoe that I have tried, the Solution has been the only shoe that I trust in performance. The "robot" shoe features a downturned toe with a cup in the center, allowing a suction cup fit on incut holds. The p3 band allows the Solution to keep the arch of your foot permanately downturned (most downturned shoes will become flat after a couple ofweeks without this band). Lastly, the all rubber heel gives complete control when hooking on aretes or incut holds. The solution performs best when climbing in a roof, but can also handle slightly overhung terrain,or even vertical climbing. When I enter into a pro competition, I always make sure to have the Solution onme. Whatever the terrain, the Solution can handle it.When fitting this shoe, I always downsizea half to full size because the shoe stretches so much. It can adapt to a narrow or wide foot. I have yet to find many flaws in the Solution. It edges, toe hooks, heel hooks, and grabs perfectly. I will continue to use this shoe for every area that Itravel too.
Review by Daniel W. - Boulder, CO (Posted on 9/27/2015)
Review for SOLUTION
The Solution to ALL my projects...would be to lose weight and get in better shape. In the meantime, however, I can tell you that these shoes have been great when I applied them to areas Sportiva recommends as ideal terrain.
Review by William G. - Brandford, CT (Posted on 8/30/2015)
Review for SOLUTION
To put it flatly, this shoe was the difference between a 12 and a 13. If I ran competitions, it would be banned as a performance enhancer or mandatory to get everyone on the same level. This is the shoe your mother warned you about, no BS, straight business. Put it on, climb, take it off, return to ground, it's not comfortable, it's not sugar coated, its a machine that will make you climb beyond what you thought you could.
Review by Andrew L. - Rutland, VT (Posted on 6/29/2015)
Review for SOLUTION
French and Spanish limestone, Maple, American Fork, Rifle, Red River Gorge and in the gym. These have changed the way I can use my feet on this terrain.
Review by Brittany G. - Salt Lake City, UT (Posted on 12/19/2014)
Review for SOLUTION
The Solution has that perfect snug fit everyone looks for in a shoe. It's got a heel that stays tight after being broken in, and a toe that doesn't skate around in the gym and outdoors. Surely the solution is my favorite shoe on the market. Not to mention it's got that Sportiva fly to it!
Review by Matty H. - Fort Collins, CO (Posted on 10/20/2013)
Review for SOLUTION
Hands down the best aggressive bouldering/steep sport climbing shoe on the market. The edging on these bad boys is incredible, not to mention the killer heel-hook action. I'm on my third pair, let that be the testament. :)
Review by Kyle H. - Oakland, CA (Posted on 9/13/2013)
Review for SOLUTION
Best shoe i have ever had! Great for bouldering and sport climbing. The lock harness system is awesome I highly recommend this shoe!!
Review by Brody R. - Essex Junction, VT (Posted on 6/21/2013)
Review for SOLUTION
So, let me begin with just the looks, because damn these shoes look really sweet. For the technicals of the shoe, by far the best boulder shoe out there right now. I haven't been able to heel hook like this before until getting the Solutions, and not to mention how the arc is perfection... by far the best shoe I've ever owned. Period. Pick up a pair if you can for sure!
Review by Tyler K. - Hadley, MA (Posted on 6/20/2013)
Review for SOLUTION
The best shoe I have ever. Great for heel hooking. Also great fit. They are also great for toe hooking.
Review by Sarah S. - Boulder, CO (Posted on 3/23/2013)