A high-performance soft competition climbing shoe with exceptional power and Dynamic Technology™ sole.
Size:Uk 5.5 - EU 38.5
Colour: Black / red
Product ID: 258235 SP20X999402 8020647840342
The La Sportiva Women's Theory has been developed specifically for high-level and Olympic competition climbing where you need a dynamic shoe that can still hold up on tiny edges. The Theory is perfect for high-performance and competition climbing with the largest rubber toe patch La Sportiva have ever made, so you can use any part of the shoe for crushing technical boulders and dynamic comp routes.
The Women's Theory features the most aggressive and downturned last in Sportiva's range with 85° of asymmetry and no midsole for unbeatable power and sensitivity in the toe box, which excels on steep overhanging routes just as much as on micro edges. The Vibram XS Grip2 rubber gets steadily thinner from the toe to the fore, providing increased ability and stability on volumes while keeping that Sportiva edging prowess. Locking into smears, conforming to microscopic nubbins to cruise up technical terrain all with 100% confidence in your footwork - perfect for competitions.
The LV upper uses a single velcro strap and elasticised fabric for adjustment of the internal volume to lock your foot in place. Pull the shoe into place with the P3® (Permanent Power Platform) randing system, an active part of the shoe that gives it its versatility and works in synergy with the base of the foot to spread and maintain tension through time. Constructed with unlined microfiber and suede uppers with a tubular construction, the La Sportiva Theory has been designed to fit your foot with instant performance power.
Type: Downturned, soft last for dynamic routes and competition stlye climbing
Ability: Expert and beyond
Closure:Single velcro strap for comfort and fast closure
Rubber: Vibram® XS-Grip2 sole with differentiated thickness at the toe favors the prehensity of the holds. 4mm at the tip of the toe to 1.8mm at the back.
Upper: Microfiber and suede uppers with a tubular construction expect little stretching
Midsole: No midsole, for total freedom and sensitivity
Last: Highly Asymmetrical last (85°)
Profile: Downturned profile
Weight: 360 g per pair
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To get the two negatives out of the way first, I don't like how hard the rubber on the heel is as it makes smeary heelhooks challenging, and they wore through on the top of the toe before the front. Other than that they are amazing shoes, the toe is the best I've every tried coming from skwamas, they're great on smears indoors and out, and are still agressive enough to toe down and pull when things get steep.