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Aug 2, 2013, 4:14 PM

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Re: [anonymousCoward] What went wrong with new Mythos?
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I have used La Sportiva almost exclusively for nearly 10 years.

My last 5 pairs have fallen apart within 6 months... I usually get 2 years out of my shoes. The sole around the balls of my feet delaminates, the heal delaminates, and what pass for laces always break. The right foot on my Mythos has the rubber right up to the sawtooth leather near the laces... on the left foot, the rubber is over 1/2 inch away. I can't get the left shoe tight because the sides of the shoe touch. The tightest I can get my right shoe barely covers the tongue.

Recently my gf bought a pair of ladies Miuras, the same size she had before (36.5). They were way too big, so we went to exchange them. She tried 1/2 size smaller and could not get her foot in. She tried another 36.5 and they fit perfectly. Holding the first pair up to the second pair (same size) there was about 1/4 to 1/2 inch difference in length, even when smashing them flat.

I am disappointed in the quality of La Sportiva and refused to buy them for a while. But for me, there really is NO other shoe that performs as well.

Just dropped $170 on a new pair. It was either that or lose weight and learn to climb.


(This post was edited by weschrist on Aug 2, 2013, 7:19 PM)

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