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.
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.
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.
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.
La Sportiva Mythos: Scaler of cracks
Many climbers are quite fond of the Mythos because of its great ability to scale fissures and gaps.
Does not favor edges
Experts agree that the La Sportiva Mythos does not edge very well.
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.
The exemplary workmanship of this rock shoe is quite praiseworthy to a lot of climbers.
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.
For the green around the ears
According to the majority—critics and regular climbers alike—the Mythos is an excellent choice for beginners.
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.