La Sportiva Men's Skwama Climbing Shoe
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La Sportiva Men's Skwama Climbing Shoe

La Sportiva Men's Skwama Climbing Shoe is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
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Product Description Item No.   10306552

The La Sportiva Men's Skwama Climbing Shoe is a hybrid shoe for technical routes to bouldering. One part slipper, one part hook and loop closure, delivering comfort and stay-put security all in one shoe. At first glance, you'll notice the top forefoot rubber, along with the P3® rand and S-Heel™ construction, aiding in everything from heel hooks to toe hooks. Pull 'em on and show the rocks what you're made of.

FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Skwama Climbing Shoe

  • Patented s-heel construction provides optimal heel hooking maneuverability and the perfect heel cup fit
  • P3 technology coupled with the new innovative sole construction allows the sole to spread when weighted reducing edge deformation
  • Sticky rubber toe patch for toe hooks and scums

- + Product Specifications
Gender: Mens
Features: Cushioned
Weight: 7.5 oz
Material Details: Microfiber/ Leather/ Rubber Toe Cap
Last: Slip-Lasted
Shape of Last: Cambered
Outsole: 4mm Vibram XS Grip2
Product Technology: Vibram
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Best Use: Bouldering, Climbing
Footwear Closure: Strap

Vibram rubber compounds and technologies are the gold standard in the outdoor industry for reliable, high-performance grip and traction. They offer precise, unparalleled responsiveness and support that's specifically engineered for your activities.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy toe box Very soft, aggressive shoe. The heel is solid, with a rigid piece that ensures it won't bag. The toe hooking rubber is a very large patch, and sticks well. I've had La Sportiva solutions, and Scarpa instincts, and I find the toe box on these shoes too be far more comfortable. The sizing is significantly different than the other two shoes I listed, I'm a 41.5 in solutions or instincts, but size 40 for the skwamas. The strap is also much more solid than the solutions, so it won't break easily
Date published: 2018-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Second pair I bought a pair of these about two years ago when they first came out. They lasted quite well, but I climb mostly indoors. I just ordered a new pair but had to exchange them to 1/2 size up from my old ones because I couldn't even get them on. (Other reviews I have seen online have mentioned that the first round were sized weirdly, and that LaSportiva has now fixed it so they are more similar to their other shoes). I wear a size 8 street shoe, my first pair was 38.0, and my new ones are 38.5. This is the first time I've bought the same shoes twice--I wouldn't go back to Evolv or Scarpa after wearing these! The cutout in the sole makes them flex nicely for smearing, the rubber is super sticky, and there's a ton of toe rubber for toe hooks. Not to mention the heel is the best I've ever worn--the Solution heel feels like a lacrosse ball taped to your foot, the Scarpa Instinct VS heels are quite thin and tear easily, but these have the perfect ratio of rubber to softness in the heel. Definitely would recommend!
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good and Bad, from a female I climbed a lot in my La Sportiva Pythons and since they don't make those anymore, I opted for the Skwamas because I heard they are the next closest thing. My street shoe is a 36 and I have the 35.5 in the Pythons with the perfect amount of snug vs performance vs pain I want to endure, so I opted for the same sizing in the Skwamas. The main difference I felt was the shoe is much wider in the front portion and the rubber on top of the toe is softer which makes for a snug but more comfy fit. Being a female, I guess my foot is more narrow, but it doesn't cause my foot to swim around in the shoe but it is noticeable when I'm trying to trust a smaller foot hold indoors (haven't had a chance to take them outdoors yet). TLDR Pros: comfy but snug and secure shoe with great rubber Cons: (may be female dependent) wider fit which may also feel a little bulky
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These have it all I purchased these for my climbing son who lives in Colorado. His review is here: The toe box is nicely shaped to maximize the power. The side grips are big enough to be effective and the overall shape pushes all my movements in the right direction. Because these are worn extremely tightly it is so important to have all the details right so I can focus on the next grip and not worry if my shoes will do what I need.
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great gift! Bought these for my son. He loves them. He's an avid climber and goes through a couple paid a year. Moose has made it easy to find his gift and at a reasonable price.
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far so good.. Prior to buying these shoes I owned a pair of Finales by La Sportiva that I grew acostomed to. The skwama's are my first pair of agressive shoes and so far they have been a great transition.
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great straight from the box I used my first pair of Skwamas as primarily an indoor shoe. I'm a Head Routesetter and need a comfortable shoe to wear for long periods of time. These fit the bill great. Searching for an all-around performer, however, I took them outside one day for some cragging. I was sold. Comfortable and reasonably precise, the Skwama works great for anything that isn't teeny-tiny edges. For a local, outdoor bouldering comp, Hound Ears, I bought a new pair, too then straight from the box and wire then all day. They performed great and my feet were never screaming. These do run a touch larger than the Solutions, but smaller than the Futuras.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Shazaam My Skwamas were like the random person from work that needs a ride home and then ends up becoming your best friend. I knew La Sportiva was adding them to their line-up, so after they were released I picked some up to use for the gym and outside projecting. The price vs features seemed awesome and I could save the rubber on my more expensive "favorite" shoes. I sized down another 1/2 size more than usual because of the leather and review suggestions, but even with that the first time I slipped into them they had a great fit that was snug and aggressive but somehow more comfortable(?) So I almost sent them back. Gotta have pain to be any good right? Anyway I kept them thinking that I would just use them up and enjoy some comfort in the gym even if I lost a little performance. Nope. I ended up being surprised what the Vibram xs grip 2 would stick on and the sensitivity was great. They could smedge well and then you could turn around and toe in hard on bad feet with the P3 platform helping to focus power at the big toe very well. They heel hook great , but I can't say that I notice anything special about the s heel thing. Outside these "gym shoes" started to come out of my bag more and more when I was having trouble with my feet blowing off on steep boulder starts. Then they came out on redpoints. Then the other day I grabbed them to overcome difficulties on a slabby boulder and they worked better than my go to "slab shoes". I just had them re-soled and cried a lot while they were gone. There are slightly more aggressive shoes that might handle a certain bouldering move a little better or some sport shoes that tech face climb a little better, but these handle a lot of stiff climbing across a very broad range and do it with a great price tag.
Date published: 2017-05-11
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I wear a 8.5 street show, can you suggest sizing for these

Asked by: Rudy
Hiya Rudy, thanks for your question! Size 8.5 is equivalent to EU size 41, but since this is a climbing show, you might want to purchase a half size to 2 full sizes smaller. There is a link to a helpful size guide located in the lower right corner of the drop down size menu. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-10-02
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La Sportiva Men's Climbing Shoes

34 2.5 +
34.5 3
35 3.5
35.5 4
36 4.5
36.5 4.5 +
37 5
37.5 5.5
38 6
38.5 6.5
39 6.5 +
39.5 7
40 7.5
40.5 8
41 8.5
41.5 8.5 +
42 9
42.5 9.5
43 10
43.5 10.5
44 10.5 +
44.5 11
45 11.5
45.5 12
46 12.5
46.5 12.5 +
47 13
47.5 13.5
48 14
49 15
50 16

La Sportiva footwear is built and offered on European half sizes, which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives them four extra sizes per size run, and ultimately gives you a better fit.

As a general rule soft shoes like climbing shoes require a tighter fit, or about two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size.

La Sportiva recommends you fit your trad climbing shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size.

La Sportiva offers a lot of lasts, and each offers a different fit and feel. Remember to factor in potential stretching.

Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch a bit more than lined shoes, or about one full size.

Lined shoes stretch about a half size.

PERFORMANCE FIT - Offers a high performance fit and a downturned last.

TECH FIT - A more technical fit and a last with neutral profile.

COMFORT FIT - A comfortable fit and a last with more volume and a neutral profile.

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