The La Sportiva Cobra is about as simple and unadulterated as climbing shoes get, offering comfort, sensitivity and precision alongside the practicality of being quick to slip on and off. This makes it particularly suited to indoor climbing and training, though it also serves admirably for routes and bouldering on the gritstone or places such as Fontainebleau. The unlined leather upper adapts to your foot shape over time, and with its thin midsole, the Cobra provides enough support for edging without sacrificing the sensitivity and friction required for the smearing it particularly excels at.
Size Range: EU 33 - 45 (inc. halves)
Sole Rubber: XS Grip
Sole Thickness: 3.5mm
Insole: 0.8mm LaSpoFlex
Upper Material: Leather
La Sportiva’s sizing is somewhat peculiar compared to that of most other manufacturers. It is not unusual to take their shoes 1½-2 full euro sizes – or more - smaller than your foot measurement. Naturally this varies depending on foot shape, intended use and personal preference.