La Sportiva Cobra Climbing Shoe

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The La Sportiva Cobra climbing shoe is a highly sensitive downturned slipper designed for gym and bouldering performance with the comfort of an unlined shoe. Looking... Show more >
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La Sportiva Cobra Climbing Shoe

The La Sportiva Cobra climbing shoe is a highly sensitive downturned slipper designed for gym and bouldering performance with the comfort of an unlined shoe. Looking at the Cobra, it's a really good value climbing shoe with no unnecessary technical features and just the fundamentalist design. A great shoe for gym boulderers in need of a highly flexible and soft shoe that isn't too uncomfortable or painful.

The Cobra uses the softer Vibram XS Grip 2 compound designed for maximum friction, and the sole is only 3.5mm thick. This high level of grip and sensitivity will perform extremely well on steep and overhanging routes with microholds, and the absence of laces and technical features should make the shoe incredibly supple. Although, this shoe is still meant to be really comfortable. One reviewer said that he wore it whilst multipitch climbing!

Being a slipper, the Cobra should be fitted on the snug side. But bear in mind that the unlined suede leather will stretch up to a full size! So remember to size appropriately, and don't be worried by the break-in period. It will be worth it!

Tech specs

Upper material
Suede Leather
Inner material
Closure type
Sizing and fit
Medium Foot
Orange / Black
Blue / Black
Yellow / Black
Apple Green
0.35 kg (Size 40 EU)
High Asymmetry
Sole material
Vibram XS Grip 2
Sole thickness


Cobra Climbing Shoe

Vibram XS Grip2™

Rubber compound built for pure friction, recommended for use where maximum grip is the primary need - bouldering and sport climbing, indoor climbing, or extremely smooth, polished routes.

8 product reviews

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Cobra Climbing Shoe
Based on 10 ratings
For the price, you can't beat them

A friend turned me on to these. They're awesome gym shoes or soft all-around training shoes for anything other than redpoints. I find they fit like a miura but obviously far more sensitive. They stretch to become crazy comfortable so I size down a half size from my miura size but suck onto my feet so I even feel pretty confident cranking into a heel hook.

Great shoes!

Great shoes! Very comfortable climbing shoes with a great fit. These are the first shoes for adults for my daughter (10 years old) and the best in her opinion. They fit the leg comfortably, especially the heel, precise on the rocks. It is easy and pleasant to climb in them all day. My daughter feels like a real cobra on the rocks. Recommended!


Technical shoes with a precise point. even when big, they allow good foot placement. Though they arenot made for slab climbing so do not expect adherence from them. tiny edge or micro pockets: that's their job.
quick to take on and off, they offer good value for the intermediate climber.


Just received and experimented them! Great precision, really comfortable. My best climbing shoes ever.
Thanks epictvshop for your excelent work

La Sportiva's all rounder.

I love this shoes. I have had 3 pairs of cobras so far and, in my opinion, they are unbeatable. Great for long training sessions, long multipitch routes, sport, trad, boulder, when you dont want to bother with laces, good for going around doing circuits in la forêt... easy on, easy off. I wear these in the same size of my testarosas and halfsize larger than my solutions but when you get them you should be aware that they stretch quite a bit due to the large leather surface (I think). Even if you get them as a comfy shoe, I would recommend a tad of pain so when you break them in after a few sessions, they are just perfect!

Also they now come in other colors, which is cool and stylish!

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