Review: La Sportiva Skwama Climbing Shoes

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La Sportiva Skwama review

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“Smear like a butterfly, edge like a bee, meaning soft and flexy in the middle, stiff and precise up front in the toe.” The versatile performance makes these ideal for everything requiring technical footwork.


Our testers found they could keep them on for a few routes at a time. The wide toe box, a deep heel cup, single Velcro strap, and split sole mold to misshapen climber feet, making them a comfortable high-performance shoe.


“By no means a ‘stiff’ shoe, but there’s plenty of rigidity up front for edging and toeing-in hard, and plenty of softness in the middle for slab.” The Skwamas adapt to whatever rock type, angle, or hold in front of them.


“With unbeatable performance, quality construction, and top-notch fit, I expected a price much higher than $140.” Consider this your next shoe for any bouldering, sport, or gym project.


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