La Sportiva Theory
Designed for indoor and competition performance, the Theory excels at climbing on big volumes because it's amazing at getting maximum rubber contact on holds as it lacks the midsole. No plastic in the shoe, just rubber, allows the shoe to go flat and spread its rubber on big volumes giving you the most amount of friction possible from a climbing shoe. A first of its kind; the side of the shoe has no edge, so when your clamping big volumes with the sides of your feet you will have as much rubber contact as possible. La Sportiva have used their most aggressive last ever on the Theory, the PD 85. The toe is an edge that is great at standing on small micro footholds as well as hooking on steep boulder problems. Theory: climbing-species evolution!
- Aggressive last ever: PD 85
- Vibram XS Grip 2
- Rubber toe cap covers 90% of the front surface of the uppers
- Good for competition style climbing (indoor): toe-hooking, heel-hooking and edging
- Upper: Microfiber and suede uppers with a tubular construction
- Lining: None
- Midsole:P3 System™
- Patent: P3 System™
- Weight: 400 g per pair
The Theory is fully resoleable.
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Aesthetically pleasing, very comfortable (I downsize 1.5 from my walking shoes) and these were worn in after roughly 1 week of climbing. Used mainly on High walls and I used them outdoors where they outperformed my Miuras. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a shoe that demands precision footwork and rewards you with incredible sensitivity and feel, especially on overhanging routes and tiny foot-chips.