La Sportiva Python Climbing Shoe

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The La Sportiva Python is a competition and artificial wall climbing shoe that combines high performance with comfort for modern climbers who want to push their... Show more >
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La Sportiva Python Climbing Shoe

The La Sportiva Python is a competition and artificial wall climbing shoe that combines high performance with comfort for modern climbers who want to push their level on boulder problems, overhanging sport routes, technical face climbs, and in climbing gyms.

The La Sportiva Python has been designed to be as sensitive and as soft as possible with maximum performance on heel hooks and toe hooks. The sole is only 3.5mm thick and no lining is used at all, and La Sportiva have given it a 5/5 out on their sensitivity scale. Great for tiny, frictionless holds on overhanging problems! The sole has been split in the middle to make the shoe as soft as possible for technical manoeuvres like toe-hooking and general hooking onto steep holds, and the velcro strap secures the heel when heel hooking and blocking.

The new Python has an improved toe patch for better toe-hooking performance and boasts a more comfortable fit than before.

The Python is designed to be fit really snugly, but keep in mind that it's unlined suede leather upper will stretch up to a full size. So size appropriately!

Tech specs

Upper material
Suede Leather
Closure type
Sizing and fit
Medium Foot
Wide Foot
Nordic Gold
High Asymmetry
Sole material
Vibram XS Grip 2
Sole thickness


Python 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.

Python Climbing Shoe

Full Features List

• A sensitive, snug fitting slipper with Velcro straps to provide secure positioning during heel hooks.
• Ultra sticky heel provides stability and protection.
• Extremely easy to pull on and off.
• Ultra sticky toe rubber for increased performance on toe hooks.

20 product reviews

Average rating

Python Climbing Shoe
Based on 68 ratings

very reminiscent of the old model which i like, lots of room for wide feet! super sensitive!

Good fitting shoe for wide feet and wide heel

I've been wearing Skwama for over a year, moved on to the new python and absolutely love it! This soft shoe has relatively large volume in its toe box, and wide heel that fits perfectly to my feet. It feels like a rubber sox. I like :)

The best heel sportiva make.

Why can't they make this heel on more of their shoes. I am a big fan of soft slippers for bouldering but I usually find that the heels are rock solid and wide. I had the Skwamas for a while after I blew out my first pair of pythons (after 2 years of climbing in them) but the heel was just a lump. Really glad to get my feet back in the pythons.

Orange feet

Happy with the shoes, mainly using them for indoor bouldering. They are a little wide on the top for my feet but the velcro remedies that properly. They do leave your feet orange, although they say this is fixed in the new pythons (which released while these were in the mail..)

Vide for me...

Nice heel, but the front part is a little bit vide for me. Softer than the Solution. I miss the velcro from the front too a little.

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