Our last few sizes of the pre-2018 model of the Solution. The fit and performance remained the same - Sportiva simply revamped the look to depart from the white/yellow/black camouflage swirl pattern on the heel-sling rubber.
That the Solution is still in La Sportiva’s stable more than a decade after it was introduced is a testament to its capabilities, and to Sportiva’s design prowess. It was intended specifically as a bouldering shoe, aggressive and sensitive, with enough stiffness to use on slivers of edges and hints of pockets, but sufficient flex in the midsole to permit effective smearing. Its sock-like construction wraps around the whole foot to keep it stable and make best use of the deep heel-cup and additional top rubber when heel-hooking, toe-hooking and generally climbing no-holds-barred.
Sole Rubber: Vibram XS Grip
Sole Thickness: 3.5mm
Insole: Hytrel plate in metatarsal area & P3 System
Upper Material: Leather/Synthetic Mix
Lining: ‘Pacific’ toe-box