/ GEAR: New Products this week
|La Sportiva Mythos 01-May-07|
|A slight restyling of the popular Sportiva Mythos. Sportiva's popular and all-round climbing shoe offering the perfect compromise between sensitivity and friction.
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"the world's most popular climbing shoe"
Really? More popular than the anasazi!
are they the shoes that dave mcleod wears in E11?
There is more to life than climbing single pitch E11s (or aspireing to climb them).
The shoe is really good as it laces right down to the toe and so fits quite a lot of different shaped feet. I know as the shape of my feet can easily be described as different ;-S
They are extreamly comfortable, defiantely worth a look for long multipitch routes.
As an aside why does the report read as though they come in a NEW colour. They have come in the brown colour for ages, they used to also come in a minty green, I think they were meant to be a women's fit, though I am not sure.
Aye, but has the boulderer been out of Nidderdale to know any difference.
Have you ever been to Nidderdale Norrie?
Once you visit you'll never want to leave!
Useful to think beyond your own experience or observations.
You'll be asking me to "think outside of the box" next!
Yes, last week, sport climbing on Limestone.
I believe the correct quote is "You'll Never Leave"
> You'll be asking me to "think outside of the box" next!
Thanks for giving me the "heads up" but I feel you maybe "blamestorming" me.
Well you are "pushing the envelope" and you do, "talk the talk as well as walk the walk" but always avoid 'groupspeak"
Good to "touch base" with you Nidder-mate.
And don't forget to "sleep with your eyes open" after you've finished making intimate with your "Square-Headed Spouse"
But enough about you, back to the Mythos.
You are obviously the corporate whoar of UK Climbing.
Does anyone where you can get these in the UK? Scotland? Glasgow even?
Used to have a pair and thought they were absolutely brilliant. Was out with my new boots (Voodoo Chillis I think) and they were just crap by comparison.
I want my Mythos back!!!!!!!
PS they got thrown out cos they were old. Stupid decision.
ooo, mythos were my first 'proper' rock shoes and they're loooovely! my rather mingy pair have a big hole in the toe so I'm sending them for resoling this week.
the pics on the changing room wall at Huddersfield show people climbing incredibly hard stuff wearing them, and pottering types like me find them comfortable for long easy routes, so I reckon they must be a pretty good all round shoe. My freaky feet seem to like them anyway.
Don't think I can get them local, but I'll maybe have wee look. Are Decathalon an online supplier?
I thought I should just post this, when I was in america trying on loads of shoes a very knowledgable sales guy told me that if I was to go for these shoes in particular to get a whole size rtoo small as they are the worst shoe for stretching.
I didn't get them in the end so can't confirm or deny this but just thought it was interesting to post for you?
They're the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn, and perfectly adequate for the modest grades I climb at. Unfortunately my pair are now worn out and I couldn't find anywhere that stocks them.
If they're the world's most popular climbing shoe, how come theyr'e so hard to find?
Lyon Equipment are the UK supplier of Sportiva.
They have a stockist page at their website: http://www.lyon.co.uk/outdoors/showitem.asp?id=359
> "the world's most popular climbing shoe"
> Really? More popular than the anasazi!
I'm not surprised. I've been in a large supermarket near Trento and it had whole aisle full of them, from kiddies to flipper sizes!
I've had twp pairs of the brown Mythos. They're really comfortable and really sticky on smeary slabs on granite, grit etc. One draw back is that they arn't so good on small edges as the inside toes is quite rounded and soft, so probably not ideal for hard limestone routes.
In general I'd conclude that they're good for beginners to intermediate climbers and great for hard 'friction' routes. But don't expect them to grip small ledges.
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