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Mythos Rock Shoe

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Climb everything from faces to cracks in the comfortable toes-flat fit of the La Sportiva Mythos rock shoe.

You'll have plenty of crack-climbing power with the Vibram XS sole and toe rand complete with a downturned toe and full length Laspoflex midsole.

 

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La SportivaMythos Rock Shoe
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile (7)
  • Comfortable (6)
  • Rugged (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (11)
    • Long climbs (9)
    • Indoor (8)
    • Bouldering (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        60% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid climber (5), Casual/ recreational (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    the perfect climbing shoe

    I think they are the perfect shoe. Many novices equate a shoe being uncomfortable with being good. The mythos are the standard counter argument. the lacing system and unlined construction mean that they will...Read complete review

    I think they are the perfect shoe. Many novices equate a shoe being uncomfortable with being good. The mythos are the standard counter argument. the lacing system and unlined construction mean that they will mold themselves to your feet. The mythos are what climbing would be like if you could dip your feet in rubber. Loosen the laces for messing around on easy stuff then cinch down the toe laces for precision on harder stuff. from 5.5->5.12b I have never felt as though the shoe was limiting my climbing either for being uncomfortable on long trad climbs or limiting my technique on hard bouldering problems.

    How many shoes will allow you to climb hard routes all day and yet when you take them off your feet are not in pain?

    the one possible con is that they are a very soft shoe (part of why they are so comfortable and sensitive) and as a result they require you to develop strong feet and toes rather than rely on the shoes to squeeze your feet into rigid blocks. This will be a bonus to novices but climbers used to slingshot rands and stiff soles may notice this.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very short life

    I've had La Sportiva shoes before and thought they were excellent. Out of the box, these shoes felt very comfortable. However, within a couple of months the stitching on the outside upper of ...Read complete review

    I've had La Sportiva shoes before and thought they were excellent. Out of the box, these shoes felt very comfortable. However, within a couple of months the stitching on the outside upper of the left shoe came apart. The shoe lace holes on the upper left shoe also ripped. Very disappointing.

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    4.0

    AWESOME SHOE!

    By Stephen "Brownfury" E.

    from Mesa,az

    About Me Avid Climber

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bouldering
      • Indoor
      • Long Climbs
      • Outdoor

      Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

      Great Shoe! The jack of all trades and definitely one of the most comfortable! Doesn't do it all, the edges did "round-off" quickly...but overall comfort says a lot! Will always have a pair of these bad boys!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too small
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      comfort and function

      By winksmith

      from Wharepapa South, NZ

      About Me Avid Climber

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Wears quickly

      Best Uses

      • Bouldering
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor

      Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

      i was looking for some velcro shoes for quick on/off capabilities, but was talked into this shoe instead. what a great idea! there's no reason to pull these shoes on and off as they're very comfortable. i can wear them all the time. they also stick like crazy to the wall. i felt like a new climber putting them on the first time. the only negative is that they wear quickly which is probably due to the fact that i don't take them off as much as i used to!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great Shoe for Everything

      By Isaac

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Avid Climber

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Rugged
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bouldering
        • Indoor
        • Long Climbs
        • Outdoor

        Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

        Great all around shoe. I usually boulder a lot and wear painfully small Muira's (which are awesome for edging and overhang) but got sick of having to take the shoe off every 20 minutes, especially when roping up. So I bought a pair of Mythos and ended wearing them so much I don't even climb in my Muira's anymore. I've worn the Mythose on a 8 hour 1000 ft multipitch climb with no issues. I can still climb hard in the 11's and V5 with them as well. Laces are quick to operate...a simple and effective design.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Go to Shoes

        By txclimber

        from Austin, TX

        About Me Avid Climber

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bouldering
          • Indoor
          • Long Climbs
          • Outdoor
          • Sprint Climbs

          Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

          These shoes do it all really well. Buy them small and they will stretch to fit your feet perfectly. Don't need super aggressive toe fist style shoes. I climb 5.12 with these comfy slippers no prob. Ridiculously uncomfortable shoes won't make you climb hard. Train hard and save the pain for your muscles-not your feet. These shoes have the stickiest rubber out there. If you're a beginner, they may wear quickly because of the softness of the rubber. If you're footwork is good, buy these.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Very short life

          By flinner

          from New Zealand

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor

            Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

            I've had La Sportiva shoes before and thought they were excellent. Out of the box, these shoes felt very comfortable. However, within a couple of months the stitching on the outside upper of the left shoe came apart. The shoe lace holes on the upper left shoe also ripped. Very disappointing.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            the perfect climbing shoe

            By Jim in New England

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Competitive Climber

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Bouldering
              • Indoor
              • Long Climbs
              • Outdoor

              Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

              I think they are the perfect shoe. Many novices equate a shoe being uncomfortable with being good. The mythos are the standard counter argument. the lacing system and unlined construction mean that they will mold themselves to your feet. The mythos are what climbing would be like if you could dip your feet in rubber. Loosen the laces for messing around on easy stuff then cinch down the toe laces for precision on harder stuff. from 5.5->5.12b I have never felt as though the shoe was limiting my climbing either for being uncomfortable on long trad climbs or limiting my technique on hard bouldering problems.

              How many shoes will allow you to climb hard routes all day and yet when you take them off your feet are not in pain?

              the one possible con is that they are a very soft shoe (part of why they are so comfortable and sensitive) and as a result they require you to develop strong feet and toes rather than rely on the shoes to squeeze your feet into rigid blocks. This will be a bonus to novices but climbers used to slingshot rands and stiff soles may notice this.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Stellar Shoe

              By David

              from Raleigh,NC

              About Me Avid Climber

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • All day shoe
              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Long Climbs
                • Outdoor

                Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

                This is my third pair in six years. they are a great all day shoe. Highly recommend them. They do stretch so get at least a full size smaller if not a size and a half.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great shoe, great deal

                By kevin

                from california

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Cheap
                • Comfy
                • Nice lace design
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • A little bulky
                • Not very sturdy

                Best Uses

                • Indoor
                • Long Climbs
                • Outdoor

                Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

                these are great shoes, they are really sticky and really comfy. and the best part is, i went to a local sporting goods store and found them new for [$]

                • Sizing:
                • Feels half size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                 
                5.0

                Great Shoe

                By Mountain Guy

                from Kernville, CA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Comfy
                • Rugged
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Long Climbs
                • Outdoor

                Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

                I said I'd send in another review after I climbed in the Mythos a little more.
                These shoes are great! The Xsgrip rubber is tough and sticky. I've climbed some sport and trad in these and I love them. For a rock shoe they are comfortable, even when sized down fairly tight. So far thay have worked great for me. I've had them on 5.10+ to 5.11- and the limiting factor has been my climbing, not the shoe.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                 
                4.0

                The perfect shoe for me

                By MichaelR

                from Berkeley

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • pricy

                  Best Uses

                  • Bouldering
                  • Indoor
                  • Long Climbs
                  • Outdoor

                  Comments about La Sportiva Mythos Rock Shoe:

                  I've been climbing with Mythos for about 5 years now. Fits me great, and seems to work well in all the styles of rock climbing I do. After suffering with all the more aggressive styles, I found that I climb better, even bouldering, with a shoe that keeps my foot flat and comfortable. While comfortable enough to wear for hours, the Mythos has great sensitivity and stickiness.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width

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