The Maverink is a No-Edge™ Technology slipper designed to deliver technical performance for younger climbers while reducing constricting forces on the foot.
The patented No-Edge™ concept brings your foot closer to the rock for better edging performance, increased sensitivity and more homogeneous wear. The P3® platform gives you the downturned power needed for hard boulder problems.
• Patented No-Edge™ Technology from the Speedster gives you the maximum edging advantage right out of the box
• P3® technology lets you crank on overhangs
• Last and construction appropriate for the growing goot
• Reduced pressure points for maximum comfort
• Supports climbing fluidly and naturally following the instinctive movements of young climbers
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|Weight|| 220 g|
Single : 220 g / 7.8 oz
European sizes 32-42, including half sizes.|
La Sportiva Shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes.
|Best Use (Highest Performance)||
Sport / Face|
|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 / Micro fiber|
|Midsole Material||None with P3® System|
|Sole Material||3.0 mm Vibram® XS Grip2™|
|Footbed Lining|| |
VIBRAM® XS Grip2
It's an unlined, slip lasted shoe with a soft microfiber upper, and a nice leather heel pocket, surrounded by rubber, that is great for heel hooking. The Maverink has La Sportiva's proprietary No-Edge technology that gets the toe closer to the rock, letting you use your climbing shoes almost like a second skin, and the XS Grip 2 rubber has excellent friction for sticking to small holds. Much of the forefoot was left free of seams and overlays because the Maverink comes with two markers so they can be fully personalized to match the style of the climber.
Although these are a great training shoe for indoor bouldering, board climbing or routes, I got a lot more from them in an outdoor bouldering scenario than originally expected. You can’t heel hook in them if it’s a critical heel hook, but there are plenty of problems that don’t have heel hooks. They’re so comfortable that you can wear them at the crag for several hours at a time (useful if you’re in lazy boulderer mode), and they work well on friction-y types of rock. Overall, I’d totally recommend them for training indoors. They’ve saved me from wrecking my more expensive shoes but I can’t imagine I’ll be using them on the Limestone any time soon!