Who should buy the La Sportiva Solution Comp

The La Sportiva Solution Comp is a high-quality heel-hooking climbing shoe best suited for:

  • intermediate climbers who are into bouldering, traversing overhangs, and sport climbing both indoors and outdoors 
  • for climbers who need bolstered sensitivity in their step

La Sportiva Solution Comp La Sportiva

Delivers heel-hooking power and precision

The La Sportiva Solution Comp, the Solution’s softer sibling, provides an enhanced responsiveness thanks to its slip-lasted addition.

La Sportiva Solution Comp Delivers heel-hooking

It is engineered with the figure-8 sling-shot tensioning system. This patented technology helps users send problems with a combination of power and precision, especially around the forefoot.

An ultra-expensive piece of gear 

Compared with the regular La Sportiva Solution, the Solution Comp has a lower profile. As such, the shoe in question is capable of handling small projections and features with improved efficiency.

La Sportiva Solution Comp An ultra-expensive piece of gear 

The La Sportiva Solution Comp (men’s and women’s) is an ultra-expensive piece of gear. According to a climber, slipping into this rock shoe is quite an uphill battle. 

Comes with highly downturned toe box 

This performance-oriented climbing shoe. Its downward camber affords the wearer with sufficient purchase on extra tricky footholds. Aggressive rock kicks like the Solution Comp favor short climbs and single-pitch ascents.

La Sportiva Solution Comp highly downturned toe box 

The La Sportiva Solution Comp is made mainly for sport-type problems. It comes equipped with components that capacitate senders to scale vertical faces and overhangs safely, whether indoors or outdoors. It is primarily designed for intermediate climbers.

Keeps the heel securely in place 

La Sportiva’s Solution Comp is a low-cut rock climbing shoe for men and women. Its highly asymmetric interior—thanks to the PD 75 last—will likely drive the foot to bend or curve inward in it. Since it has a partly leather upper, its confines might stretch to a degree with time.

La Sportiva Solution Comp Keeps the heel securely in place

Fit customization is possible via the Solution Comp’s Fast Lacing System. This brand-owned lacing technology comes with the heel-lock harness system, which, as its name suggests, keeps the heel securely in place.

Provides extra support 

This aggressive climbing shoe from La Sportiva provides extra support with its proprietary Laspoflex midsole, which has an overall thickness of 0.9 mm.

 La Sportiva Solution Comp Laspoflex midsole

It is located around the shoe’s toe region. Its designers imbued it with P3 or Permanent Power Platform—a brand-exclusive randing tech that prevents the shoe from losing its downturned shape.

Slip-resistant and flexible

The La Sportiva Solution Comp’s provision of surface traction (underfoot) is sourced from its Vibram outsole, called XS Grip 2.

La Sportiva Solution Comp outsole

It has a level of firmness that grants enhanced slip-resistance on edge-type projections. Its engineers gave it a segmented construction to promote the shoe’s flexibility. 3.5 mm is its thickness.

Gives in-shoe comfort

The low-top shell of the Solution Comp is a combination of hard-wearing leather and microfiber. Both its heel and toe regions are engineered with the Pacific liner for added in-shoe comfort.

La Sportiva Solution Comp in-shoe comfort

Its breathable tongue is made of Lycra fabric. A pair of synthetic pull tabs are stitched firmly to its heel for quicker on and off.

Enough toe-hooking traction 

At its heel is a rubberized tensioned rand for heel-hooking grip. What gives users enough toe-hooking traction, on the other hand, is the shoe’s forefoot rand and toe rubber patch.

La Sportiva Solution Comp Enough toe-hooking traction 

A Velcro-type closure is what completes the Solution Comp’s upper equation. It uses an adjustable strap with a hook-and-loop tab. This strap is set through beveled slots, which are plated for longevity.

La Sportiva Solution Comp vs. Solution

La Sportiva’s list of quality rock climbing kicks is made longer by the addition of the Solution Comp. This shoe has quickly gained popularity since its launch, and as such, prompts climbers far and wide to compare it with other climbing shoes from the same brand. 

In this head-to-head, the featured shoe sees a rival in the La Sportiva Solution. Find out their main differences by reading through the following:

La Sportiva Solution Comp  vs

Asking price. Both climbing shoes in this comparison are premium-priced. That said, between the two competing kicks, the Solution is cheaper by roughly $5. 

Folks who wish to climb in an inexpensive pair might want to check out some of the budget-friendliest offerings featured on this site.

Midsole technology. As previously mentioned, the Solution Comp is furnished at the toe with the Laspoflex midsole. 

Its rival also sports the same supportive component. That said, the one in the featured shoe is thinner than the Solution’s by approximately 0.2 mm.

Sticking power. Both La Sportiva climbing shoes in this head-to-head come equipped with the same Vibram outsole—the XS Grip 2. 

The one in the Solution Comp, however, is thinner than the Solution’s by about 0.5 mm.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 258g / Women 205g
Base model: La Sportiva Solution
Technology: Leather
Construction: Slip lasted
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Performance fit
Downturn: Aggressive

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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.