La Sportiva Mythos Climbing Shoes


La Sportiva Mythos – a high performance all-around shoe

Climbers from beginners to pros love the comfort, versatility, and performance of the La Sportiva Mythos.  Low profile toes and a neutral round shape make the Mythos perfect for crack climbing.  Not just for cracks, the Mythos will also perform well at the gym or out at the sport crags.

The unlined suede upper conforms to the shape of your foot and the Mythos patented lacing system helps you get the perfect fit.  Available in both a men’s and women’s fit, the leather Mythos will stretch out a bit so you do need to size them down a half size to full size.

Vibram XS Grip outsoles grip well to the rock whether you are smearing or have your foot in a crack.  Certainly worth their high price tag, the Mythos’ stitching is flawless and the construction is superb.

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The quick & dirty:
Where you can find on:
REI: $130 (Women’s) & $130 (Men’s)
Amazon: $130 (Men’s)

Why they rock:

  • Patented Mythos lacing system fine-tunes the fit to the shape of your feet for the perfect feel whether you’re on a long multipitch climb or at the gym for a quick workout
  • Soft unlined leather uppers stretch and mold to the contours of your feet, offering a snug form fit for excellent performance
  • Great for crack climbing, the low toe profile lets you slot your feet in thin splitters
  • 4mm Vibram® XS Grip outsoles stick well whether you’re smearing or climbing cracks; rands are perforated to allow for stretch and comfort

Seat-of-the-pants rating: 10 out of 10

Highly regarded by the climbing community as one of the most comfortable shoes out there, the La Sportiva Mythos will keep you comfortable all day on the rock.  It is important to note that these shoes have a fairly soft edge so they aren’t intended for real aggressive sport climbing or bouldering.

Looking to buy? Here’s where you can get one:
REI: $130 (Women’s) & $130 (Men’s)
Amazon: $130 (Men’s)