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Mythos Rock Shoe

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Reg: $139.95

 
 
 
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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

No 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...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.

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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.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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