Climbing shoes: 3 types for 3 very different disciplines

EDITORIAL

Monday, 12 April

Advertorial: Speed, bouldering and rope climbing: the recent evolutions in sports climbing require products that are increasingly dedicated to each discipline. Let's find out.

Sport climbing is a relatively recent sport. Already in the early 1970s, climbers were moving on the rock of the great American walls and of the Dolomites, using the first shoes that companies such as La Sportiva had begun to offer to the market instead of the classic sturdy and heavy mountaineering boots. The introduction of new soles in the next few years accelerated the evolution of climbing together with the new construction systems that supported and often, anticipated the requests of increasingly demanding climbers who passed from classic rock climbing to new forms of climbing.

Climbing shoes are the most important accessory for climbers and consequently have had to change shape, look and performance levels with the evolution of the discipline. Or rather, of the 3 main disciplines that make up the world of climbing today:

SOLUTION COMP: THE PERFECT SOLUTION FOR ROPE CLIMBING (LEAD CLIMBING)
The natural evolution of a model originally created for bouldering, Solution Comp is the climbing shoe designed today for maximum performance in competition, particularly suitable for competitions on indoor surfaces.

THEORY: THE EVOLUTION OF THE BOULDER SPECIES
The indoor performance shoe designed for perfect adaptation to the new shapes of grips and volumes of indoor climbing.

COBRA 4:99: THE SHOE FOR SPEED CLIMBING
Each element of the Vibram XS Grip2 sole and upper is reduced to a minimum for maximum speed and lightweight at the service of sprinters with a heat-sealed toe cover element to facilitate sliding in contact with the grips.

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