The comfort of a slipper coupled with the snug fit of a hook and loop closure, the Skwama Women's promises precision and performance. Stand-out features like the P3® rand design to minimize stretch, S-Heel™ construction for secure heel hooks and extra rubber over the top forefoot for toe hooks and scumming make this elite-level shoe built to deliver exacting control on the most technical routes and boulder problems.
• 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
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|Weight|| 171 g|
Single : 171 g / 6.0 oz
|Closure Type||Slipper Velcro|
European sizes 33-42, 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 :WPD 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|| |
VIBRAM® XS Grip2
In 2018 La Sportiva significantly increased their range of women's climbing shoes, with female-specific counterparts to the likes of the Futura, Solution, Kataki, Otaki, Skwama, Miura and Katana. This is a great development for women (obviously), as it provides far wider choice. However, it's only better if it's a genuine and significant change to what's out there already. With that in mind I was interested to see how two of the new crop - the Otaki and the Skwama – performed. Having used both for several months now, I can safely say that each is brilliant in its niche. In fact they complement each other really well.
If the Skwama were to receive an award, it would be for the most comfortable, technical, and well-rounded shoe out there. These shoes are a great option as a go-to for most kinds of climbing, from cracks to steep boulders, to sport climbs. We like having these in our fleet as a shoe that will perform well at most any crag we've taken them to. We found them to stretch out a bit over time, so make sure to downsize a half size or so if you want them to have a performance fit. Otherwise, they are a great, comfortable all-day shoe for multi-pitch sport climbs.