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La Sportiva - Mythos Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe

La Sportiva Mythos Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe

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$94.95 Original price:$145.00
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Item #LSP0169




Mythos Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoe

Crack climbers everywhere have come to trust the La Sportiva Mythos Vibram XS Edge Climbing Shoes to provide the performance they need for hard moves and the comfort to hang in there pitch after pitch. The unlined leather uppers form to your feet so you're still comfortable after 15 pitches of Valley classics.

  • Unlined leather uppers form to your feet
  • Laces wrap around the back to lock your heels in place
  • Vibram XS Edge keeps you stuck to the tinniest holds, won't creep when you're smearing, and is resistant to deformation on super-sharp edges
  • Low-profile toes for better performance in thin cracks
  • Full-length 1.1mm LaspoFlex uses a super-lightweight, super-thin synthetic laminate for torsional rigidity
  • Perforated Vibram rubber rand allows for a bit of stretch when your feet swell

Shame La Sportiva

    I ordered size 36. While the tags on both shoes say 36, the left shoe is about a size larger. Am I buying La Sportiva or shoes from the thrift store?!

    Shame La Sportiva

    Horrible Customer Service

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Don't buy these shoes if you are uncertain of your exact size. I bought a size up from my street shoe (M 11), tried them on over carpet and they were too big. I returned them but was not credited a refund on my credit card because the return department determined that they were "used." Would not recommend purchasing from this website if you are any part uncertain of your size.

    The Return Policy of Backcountry states clearly that if a product is returned unused and in original packaging, you can get a CC refund; otherwise you get a store credit. I have taken advantage of both arrangements to my total satisfaction. Horrible Customer Service? I disagree; sorry.

    Fit right, Feel right, Right price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    my last pair of casual boots were the tarantulas(Sizing was same 43.5, good to know for online shopping). Not only are they stiff and good edging like I specifically wanted, the laces go around your ankle and all the way to the toe allowing you to feel very secure in your shoes without any pressure points. Heel hooks are still very accessible. Also, Unlike the Velcro mechanism I used to have, these laces make your climbing shoe feel like a moccasin but climbs like a spider.


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    great stiff climbing shoe that is also very comfortable. i dont need to take these shoes off in between climbs and they have held up well so far.

    Great for cracks, don't edge too well

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These shoe are super comfy and great for cracks. They are like wearing slippers. But they are super soft and don't have much edging power. Bomber if you're toe jamming, but not too trustworthy if you're doing any steep face climbing. They fit my narrow, low volume feet well. True to La Sportiva's sizing. I seem to always size down a full size from my street shoe in Sportiva.

    Foot glove

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love these shoes. These are my second pair of Mythos. Laces help the shoe fit my irregular foot like a glove.

    perfect crack climbing shoe

      I'm a boulderer and don't know anything about climbing cracks. But, when my friend invited me to indian creek, I bought a pair of these, left my pythons at home and went west. I sized the shoes so my toes were just barely curled, and within the week they had stretched out and fit like a glove. By the end of the week, footwork was getting smooth and these were a dream in the cracks.
      Sizing: I wear a 10 street shoe, pythons 41.5, mythos 42

      perfect crack climbing shoe

      Moonlight buttress?

      Moonlight buttress?

      La Sportiva Classics

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      The fit was not as comfortable as was advertised to me, but the tongue is very well padded for jamming. Thick rubber is great and a signature of La Sportiva quality. Look forward to taking these out.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I have worn varoius pairs of them for 16 years. Great shoes for a variety of climbing. Size them super tight for higher performance.
      Street shoe 42.
      38 or 38.5

      Thanks for your review Ira. Classic shoe built for any conditions.

      Nice design, poor workmanship

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are a classic shoe and wonderfully comfortable if you have a weird shaped foot, Morton's Toe, or wide feet, as the unlined leather upper stretches to the shape of your feet. A lot of people also just like them as a comfortable multi-pitch shoe that you don't have to remove between pitches.

      That being said La Sportiva's quality control has been really going down hill for quite a while. All of my brown model Mythos have had rands that peeled within the warranty period anywhere from wildly so, to mildly so. And my two latest ones the top metal lace eyelet has pulled out on one, with the other one almost there. And despite what La Sportiva may claim, this is not from improper storage like in a car on hot days, or near a heater in the house. The prior purple model that I still have has never had these issues.

      If this happens to you make sure you return them for a warranty claim to get them replaced. Make La Sportiva pay for their poor decisions in design and manufacturing. These are far too expensive to have these sort of problems.

      Great all day shoe

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Great shoe, stretches a little bit. I can wear these all day climbing and not be uncomfortable.

      Great overall shoe

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      These are one of the most comfortable shoes on the market, can't recommend them enough! Highly recommend, but keep in mind they do stretch a lot.

      All Day Comfort

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have owned many climbing shoes, and a majority of them are La Sportiva shoes. I bought the Mythos before a trip to Moab and got them a day before the trip. Even with no time to break them in the shoes gave me all day comfort! I climbed Ancient Art and a couple of other crack climbs that weekend and never had any issues with the shoes. They don't over heat and I never felt like I needed to rip them off. Great shoe!

      Great trad shoe

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Comparable to the 5.10 anasazis as all day trad shoes. I love the rubber and the leather on the inside makes them feel like moccasins. Not really for gym, or sport climbing, If you are new to climbing and don't know that you need these shoes , you probably want to go with another pair.


      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 41.5

      I've used these shoes several times in climbing gyms. They are very comfortable. Other shoes I have owned I could only wear for 15 minutes at a time but I could wear these all day.

      Super Comfy

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 42.5

      I'll echo what everyone else has already said, these shoes are comfy. I also went down half a size, probably could have gone done a whole size, although they're still snug enough to be effective.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Super comfy and sticky, After a while wearing them they stretched out to fit perfectly. I got a a size and a half smaller than I normally do and started off with them fitting too tight knowing they were going to stretch.


      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      Great shoes for climbing within your ability.

      The most comfortable climbing shoes

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs large
      • Size Bought: 45

      Overall my favorite climbing shoe I've owned. I've used them on face climbs, cracks, slab, and even some light bouldering and they were great. They even managed to keep my feet comfortable enough while belaying a second on a long pitch in windy 40F weather. I read a lot about the sizing on these and went a full size down to 45. The first time I put them on they were tight and uncomfortable but even after just walking around the house they started to ease up. The fit was perfect after two days of climbing and the Vibram rubber is much better than I thought it would be, though not as grippy as something like Five Ten C4. They don't edge particularly well but can be made to work if the need arises.

      Great review, Alex!!

      Love, love these shoes

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size

      These were the first pair of climbing shoes I've bought and I am so glad I did. On the rock outdoors, I can wear these all day and not feel like someone was taking a hammer to my toes. In the gym, these work well for anything but severe overhangs. Still, I don't wear them indoors because I want them to last as long as possible. They stretched just enough to fit perfectly without the leather getting sloppy and loose. I won't go on and on about how great these are, just read the other reviews if you're not sure.

      La Sportiva

      Adult Footwear
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      4.5 36 5.5  
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      5 37 6  
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      6.5+ 39 7.5+ 24.5
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      Note: La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us four extra sizes per size run which gives you a better fit!