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Acopa Aztec Review

Acopa Aztec Climbing Shoe
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Price:  $124 List
Pros:  Great fit, easy to size
Cons:  Hard to find
Manufacturer:   Acopa
By Chris McNamara ⋅ Founder and Editor-in-Chief  ⋅  Feb 19, 2010
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Our Analysis

We bought the Acopa Aztecs to replace our La Sportiva Mythos: we wanted a good all-around shoe, that would work for long trad days. We love how these fit: they were comfortable right away, and didn't require the stretching/breaking in process like the Mythos. Sizing is easy: same as your street size (I wear a street size women's 9 and am wearing USA Womens' 9) and they fit perfectly the first time I wore them. While they are not as soft as the Mythos, I like that they have a slightly stiffer edge along the big toe, which is great for standing on small edges. I also like that these shoes feel durable to me--I think they will last a long time before I need to be resoling them. One dislikes is the lacing system is not as good as the Mythos. Also, the rubber doesn't feel as sticky as my other shoes, so have avoided using them on face climbs. As for application, these are an all around climbing shoe that work for trad, sport, and gym. At $124, these are $6 cheaper than the Mythos.

Chris McNamara