Who should buy the La Sportiva Mythos

With its downturn-less construction, the Mythos wears "ease of use" on its mildly asymmetric sleeve. Add this product to your shopping cart if:

  • You're quite new to the sport but want to tackle fissures or cracks right away.
  • You want something that sticks into pockets quite effortlessly.
  • The routes you tackle are easier to ascend by mostly smearing.

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Who should not buy it

If you need something more supportive on edge-type footholds, skip the featured shoe for the Scarpa Origin. Also, look into the La Sportiva Tarantula if you prefer a climbing shoe with no reported stretching issues.

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The La Sportiva Mythos' lasting comfort

Almost all owners of La Sportiva Mythos say that the shoe provides all-day comfort. One of them even likened this pampering experience to wearing a pair of comfy moccasins.

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10/10 adhesive power

The sticky outsole of the La Sportiva Mythos is a delight to a multitude of buyers. It smears on featureless gym walls and smooth rock surfaces like a king.

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La Sportiva Mythos: Scaler of cracks

Many climbers are quite fond of the Mythos because of its great ability to scale fissures and gaps.

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Does not favor edges

Experts agree that the La Sportiva Mythos does not edge very well.

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Lacing system that rocks

The lacing system of the La Sportiva Mythos is well-received by an abundance of wearers. It keeps the foot snugly in place without giving a restrictive feeling, they say.

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Incredible craftsmanship

The exemplary workmanship of this rock shoe is quite praiseworthy to a lot of climbers.

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Might go loose on you

Senders dislike the Mythos for stretching too much. They say that if you don't size down a full size, your Mythos will end up very loose over time.

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For the green around the ears

According to the majority—critics and regular climbers alike—the Mythos is an excellent choice for beginners.

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An eco-friendly Mythos

The environment-friendly version of this rock shoe, also known as the La Sportiva Mythos Eco, carries the best elements of the featured climbing shoe but with a sustainable spin. 95% of the components used in the Eco come from recycled materials. Its laces, the sole, the webbing, and even the tongue padding are made from elements that have less impact on the environment. Additionally, its engineers used metal-free tanning, biodegradable leather, and water-based adhesives on it.

The Mythos Eco's outsole is also crafted with recycled rubber. That said, despite its recycled status, its stickiness, according to many, is still quite impressive.

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Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 8.7oz / Women 8.3oz
Construction: Lace-to-toe
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Outdoor
Last Shape: Asymmetric
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Thickness: 4mm

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.