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 The Mantra is technically retired but it's still sold online. You've found a page of history! The Mantra is no longer produced by La Sportiva. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

 The Mantra is technically retired but it's still sold online. You've found a page of history! The Mantra is no longer produced by La Sportiva. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.

La Sportiva Mantra Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Mantra Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Mantra Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Mantra Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Mantra Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Mantra Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Mantra Climbing Shoe

Mantra

Rating

My vote: None ( 3.5 avg )

Description

Over 20 years ago in 1999, well ahead of its time; one of the lightest and most sensitive climbing shoes with No-Edge® Technology was developed - that shoe was the Mantra. Now, in 2022 the Mantra is being reintroduced with the latest technological advancements and will once again be one of the lightest and most sensitive shoes in the market and within La Sportiva’s line of shoes. For climbing shoe minimalists who enjoy “dancing” up the wall, the Mantra relaunch will be a dream come true.

• Combining the No-Edge® concept with D-Tech™ Technology (Dynamic Technology), the sole wraps the shoe laterally for a total absence of edges
• With a deconstructed upper and sole thickness reduced to a minimum, the foot's proximity to rock surfaces is maximized
• The absence of a midsole allows easy movement of your toes both up and down for total forefoot control and increased grip on large volumes in the gym
• For modern competition climbing and futuristic manuevers

Retail price

US$ 169.00

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Weight 300 g

Single : 150 g / 5.2 oz
Pair : 300 g / 10.4 oz

Closure Type Slipper
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.


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Best Use (Highest Performance) Trad / Crack
Sport / Face
Bouldering
Indoor
Asymmetry Aggressive
Tongue Details not provided by the brand
Last Details Shape: Downturned (performance)
Construction: Slip Lasted
Last : PD 75 This means the last has a pointed toe, it is downturned and has high asymmetry.
Upper Material not provided by the brand  Microfiber & Leather / Injected PU Artwork / 2 heel pull-tabs
Midsole Material 1.1 mm  Leather Insole / P3 System™
Sole Material not provided by the brand  1/2 Sole No-Edge® Dynamic Technology (D-Tech™) / Differentiated 1-2mm Vibram® XS Grip2™ Rubber
Rand: not provided by the brand
Footbed Lining

Unlined

No Edge Concept™ Technology

No Edge Concept™

The No-edge concept eliminates the traditional "edges" of the sole. This allows the foot to come into closer contact with the rock surface. Thus enhancing foot sensitivity and allowing optimum contact on the hold. With the No-edge construction, climbing becomes more fluid, instinctive and harmonious.
P3® Technology

P3®

Permanent Power Platform used in climbing shoes to maintain the downturned shape of the shoe for the life of the shoe.

Slip Lasted

The method of footwear construction in which the upper is sewn into a sock and then slipped onto the last. Slip lasted shoes normally do not have an insole and get their "stiffness" from the midsole which is located just above the outsole. Slip lasted rock climbing shoes tend to be sensitive like the Mythos and Cobra and less stiff than board lasted shoes.
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.

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Rock and Run Gear Review no rating given just a review

Specialist performance in an extreme, modern package, the La Sportiva Mantra is a uniquely exceptional shoe which reimagines the limits of a soft climbing boot. Sure, this isn’t going to be your go to mountain trad shoe or the best option for small edges on a slab but for modern bouldering, indoor competitions and sedimentary rock types, you won’t find anything better. A modern classic, the Mantra is a truly special climbing shoe that I’m savouring for my next project effort.

Mantra Climbing Shoe Details
Mantra Shoe
La Sportiva Mantra Shoe