La Sportiva Solution Comp
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award   
Price $185.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Extremely precise toe, extra heel sensitivity, comfortable for an aggressive shoeVersatile, durable, comfortableBest edging shoe on the marketGreat precision, aggressive/down turned toe tip, sensitive, great toe and heel hooking, precise fit, comfortable, easy on/offIncredible sensitivity, great edging, durability
Cons Pricey, tall toe box, too narrow for some feetExpensiveExpensiveNot comfortable for all-day climbing, expensive, not the most versatile, hard to fit, single strap broke prematurelySpecalized use, expensive, might be hard to resole
Bottom Line A comp-oriented shoe with a plethora of nice featuresAn awesome shoe for long climbs requiring a variety of crack climbing and edging techniquesThis high performance model is the ultimate balance of support and sensitivityA tried and true modern classic, this model excels while steep and technical climbingAn incredibly sensitive and comfortable shoe that excels at edging
Rating Categories La Sportiva Solution Comp La Sportiva Katana Lace La Sportiva Genius La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Futura
Edging (20%)
9
9
10
9
9
Cracks (20%)
7
9
6
8
7
Comfort (20%)
7
9
7
7
7
Pockets (20%)
9
8
9
9
9
Sensitivity (20%)
9
8
10
9
10
Specs La Sportiva... La Sportiva Katana... La Sportiva Genius La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Futura
Style Velcro Lace Lace Velcro Velcro
Upper Leather / microfiber Leather/Lorica Suede leather / Microfiber Leather / Lorica Leather/Synthetic Leather
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Lining Pacific, lycra Pacific (forefoot and back) Unlined HF in toe box and arch area only Unlined
Rubber Type Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Edge Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Grip 2 Vibram XS Grip2
Rubber Thickness (millimeters) 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm 4 mm 3 mm
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