This is a great shoe for those long climbs, but buy several sizes small, it stretches. It's by far the smallest sized rock shoe that I own. Most of the other people I know that own it purchased the same size as their other rock shoes and now it's too large.
I bought this shoe since I am just getting into trad climbing. It is by far the best shoe for smearing that I have ever owned, and it makes for comfy foot jamming. I was also surprised by how well this shoe boulders. It edges well and does quite well on overhang.I have never once felt that the quality of this shoe held me back. I've worn it up to V6. however, the leather construction is particularly durable. On the left one of mine, three of the lace loops have ripped, so the shoe doesn't fit so well now. This happened about 3 months into wearing the shoe
"A very comfortable but technical pair of climbing shoes"
The La Sportiva Mythos model combines comfort, technicality and long lasting hand made construction. The Vibram sole is also quite durable while it gives sufficient good sensibility for technical routes. An excellent pair of climbing shoes!
I bought these as my first climbing shoes and they have been pretty decent. I have worn them to the gym three times a week for the past five months. They are showing a lot of rubber wear but my footwork was not very good in the beginning. I have reached a point (5.11-5.12) where I could benefit from a more aggressive shoe but these will remain my outdoor shoes once they are resoled.My only complaints are; the shoe stretches a lot, they never edged extremely well but it was not their intended design, and the material on the tongue holds in the foot stank. Now that my feet are more familiar with climbing shoes (climbing shoe pain) I would have bought them another half size down. I wear a 10.5-11 street shoe, I bought 43, should have bought 42.5.Happy Climbing!!
I'd have to say these are incredibly great all around climbing shoes. Very comfy and get the job done. I have 2 pairs and have resoled both pairs multiple times. I climb indoors several times a week, but only about 5 times a year out door. I have to admit I haven't tried to many other types, so i don't really know if I'm missing something. What I do know is that these shoes definitely get the job done.
These were my first pair of climbing shoes after spending too much money renting gym shoes. While you're probably not going to send anything super technical in these, they are great for easier bouldering problems, as well as cracks and multi-pitch. The biggest bonus, even when you buy them tight, they're still almost as comfortable as your running shoes! Once these wear out, I will for sure be buying another pair.
I have been climbing for years. Both bouldering and trad. Mythos are just comfy. Lets be honest if you need a super aggressive shoe to climb that boulder problem then you are just not strong enough. Back in the day they climbed in boots! I always tell people for sizing make sure they fit in length, from heel to toe. They wont stretch there but the rest of the shoe will mold to your foot. I have many shoes, this is the pair I wear everyday.
"Most comfortable and versatile shoe out there. A great all around option"
Shoes are all about personal preference, and I absolutely love these shoes. They are super comfortable, even in a half size smaller than other sportiva models. I can wear them all day without discomfort, which is so important for long days outside. Because they are entirely suede they also never smell. These shoes are also exceptionally easy to resole, making them really affordable over their lifetime. Great for edging and cracks not so much for crushing your super overhanging boulder problems, but c'mon. Some people think they look funny, but for the performance and comfort I'd wear them if they look like clown shoes.
Got these shoes a month or so ago. i went and tried them on in the store and found the size that fit a little tighter than id like and then ordered it in a half size smaller than that. First time i put them on i wore them in the shower laced them really tight and then slept in them they now fit perfectly. love these shoes
This is my third pair of climbing shoes (I've had Mad Rock Mugens and 5.10 Anasazi Verde's) and they are by far the most comfortable I have owned. The shoes mold to your feet after a few climbs. Climbing shoes are hard for me to find because my second toe is longer than my big toe. All climbing shoes have a harsh front curve that makes them less comfortable for me, my second toe ends up scrunching and rubbing on the top of the shoe. Not the case with these shoes.
I have had this shoe for a couple of years and it hasn't let me down. My one warning is that they stretch quit a bit. So plan accordingly depending on how tight and technical you want them. I believe I got one size smaller than my street shoes and they stretched out to be the perfect all day multipitch shoes. The only thing I have had to do is resole them once and that is completely expected.The rubber all around is great for cracks and hooking. Also, the lacing may sound complicated but it isn't that bad and they have instructions online if you need to relace them. Overall I highly recommend them for climbers of any experience level.