Collecting every piece of gear takes a little time.
We think it's worth the wait.

Nice choice!
Give us a moment to collect those options for you.

La Sportiva Skwama Climbing Shoe

Skwama

La Sportiva

Rating

My vote: None ( 5.7 avg )

Description

Patented S-Heel™ construction provides optimal heel hooking maneuverability and the perfect heel cup fit.
P3® patented technology coupled with the new innovative split-sole construction allows the sole to spread when weighted, reducing edge deformation.
Sticky rubber toe patch for toe hooks and scums.

Retail price

US$ 145.00

When you click a link below and then checkout online, no matter what you buy (climbing gear or not), we get a small commission that helps us keep this site up-to-date. Thanks!

Award Image
Weight 210 g

Single : 210 g / 7.4 oz
Pair : 420 g / 14.8 oz
(we converted ounces to grams)

Closure Type Slipper Velcro
Gender Unisex
Volume Average
Sizing Information European sizes 33-46, including half sizes.

La Sportiva Shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes.


Image icon la_sportiva_shoe_comparison_chart.jpg
Image icon la_sportiva_shoe_comparison_graph.jpg
Best Use (Highest Performance) Sport / Face
Bouldering
Over-hanging
Asymmetry Aggressive
Last Details Shape: Downturned (performance)
Construction: Slip Lasted
Last : PD 75 This means the last shape has a pointed toe, it is downturned and has high asymmetry.
Upper Material ­Leather / Microfiber / Rubber toe cap
Midsole Material 0.8 mm LaspoFlex with P3®
Sole Material 4.0 mm Vibram® XS Grip2­
Footbed Lining

Unlined

LaspoFlex

Super lightweight, ultra-thin synthetic fiber-laminate designed for maximum torsion rigidity.
P3® Technology

P3®

Permanent Power Platform used in climbing shoes to maintain the downturned shape of the shoe for the life of the shoe.
VIBRAM® XS Grip2 Technology

VIBRAM® XS Grip2

Represents the natural evolution of VIBRAM® XS Grip, the new XS Grip2 delivers highly improved grip, while maintaining consistent performance in all temperatures. XS Grip 2 is the best solution in pure friction situations while remaining durable and even-wearing.
La Sportiva Skwama Shoe
La Sportiva Skwama Shoe
La Sportiva Skwama and Futura comparison review.

No reviews yet.

Rock and Run Gear Review no rating given just a review

Both the Otaki and the Skwama perform very highly in the areas they are designed for, and buying a pair of each would be a wise choice for all-round climbers. The fit and design of both models represents the state of the art, for now at least, and this combines high performance, durability and comfort. I was particularly impressed by the Skwama because it took me by surprise – showing not only the characteristics of a great soft shoe, but also holding its own on edges and excelling on marginal toe hooks. For what they are designed for, the Otaki and Skwama are two of the best shoes available.

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

“For the aggressive downturn, amount of rubber, and high-performance design, these are crazy comfortable,” one tester said after six months with the Skwama, “and that makes me a better climber because I’m not babying my feet and toes.” Proprietary S-Heel construction pushes power forward, so everything is funneled to the front, where a chiseled toe helped one tester find tiny pockets in the limestone of the Calanques in Southern France and another tester seek out granite nubbins in Yosemite. A split sole also helps with sensitivity, so the forefoot can really wrap around the rock for smearing and smedging, and the single Velcro strap has a wide attachment point that helps tighten the shoe down over the whole foot. Testers found these to be the perfect shoes for redpointing sport climbs and boulder problems, adding they were “pretty dang easy to get off and on, especially for being slippers.”

UK Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

The Skwama is a soft, sensitive shoe that offers a good balance between comfort and performance. At home both on projects and circuits, the Skwama is definitely a good all-rounder, albeit in a very different way to the Otaki (i.e. a bouldering all-rounder as opposed to a trad/sport all-rounder).

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

“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.