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La Sportiva Skwama

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The La Sportiva Skwama is a soft and super sensitive, high performance velcro climbing shoe specifically designed for all kinds of terrain.

All-round technical and highly downturned, the La Sportiva Skwama features an unlined leather/synthetic upper that holds its shape over its lifespan, and is designed to enhance comfort and wrap around the foot eliminating dead spots. The heel maintains stability and accentuates performance during heel hooks, the soft midsole offers a more asymmetric fit as the unique split forefoot sole piece improves contouring to both the foot and the rock, and the shoe is capped off with the now familiar rubber toe patch which is awesome for toe hooks. Closure comes by way of a single Velcro strap, which offers multiple locking positions and the sole features Vibram XS Grip which is suited to all kinds of rock. 

Product Review

Check out Rock + Run's detailed review of the La Sportiva Skwama climbing shoe here

    Specification

    • Colour: Yellow
    • Lining: Unlined
    • Midsole: 0.8mm LaspoFlex with P3®
    • Outsole: Vibram® XS Grip
    • Upper: Micro-fibre/Split Leather
    • Gender: Unisex
    • Last: PD 75
    • Manufacturer: La Sportiva
    • Closure: Strap

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    If you require some assistance with sizing this shoe to your particular needs click here: Rock Shoe Sizing Guide

    Customer Reviews

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      RP
      10/02/2018
      Robert P.
      United Kingdom

      Really impressed

      This is my second pair of shoes after starting out climbing, my first pair we much less aggressive than these and therefore really transformed my climbing, really recommended with them one month in.

      SA
      06/27/2018
      Simon A.
      United Kingdom

      Great Shoe

      Very Happy with the Skwama, Only used indoors and after about three sessions they are starting to feel comfortable enough in the toe box to avoid having to take them off every few routes. I also own the Katakis and these provide the solution I was hoping for, a bit more sensitive and flexible for smearing etc and easier to take on and off. The xsgrip2 rubber seems to hold a bit better than the XSedge too, presumably they will wear more quickly as a result though which could be the trade off. I wear a 7 1/2 street size and went with these in a 6 UK and so far they seem to be spot on as my toes are reasonably cammed, there are no hot spots and the S-Heel fits my Heel securely. I am finding the Katakis might be slightly narrow for me so get a bit of a squeezing pain, the Skwamas must be a little wider as I don't have that issue with these. Overall very happy with the shoes, plus they arrived very quickly from R&R.

      DG
      01/10/2018
      Daniel G.
      United Kingdom

      Good service and good looking shoes

      I received good service from Rock and Run. I haven’t climbed in the shoes yet so I’ve reserved the final star. They need breaking in as well - I tried the ‘shower method’ and found out that the dye on the strap runs when wet. Not a deal breaker but not what you’d expect

      AE
      10/31/2017
      Andrew E.
      United Kingdom

      Absolute weapons.

      These shoes are next level! After buying them half a size too big last year, I got scared of them being too soft and went to the Otaki as I thought I needed a stiffer shoe. After now using the Skwamas in the right size, I wish I’d sone so sooner. Grippy, sensitive, and still plenty aggressive. Out of solutions, Otakis and Skwamas, these are now my firm favourites! FYI for sizing - I wear these and Otakis half a size down from my solutions.

      MH
      05/02/2017
      m h.
      United Kingdom

      Skwama

      Thanks, once again great service