Forums: Climbing Information: Gear Heads:
Need Help Sizing La Sportiva Solution
RSS FeedRSS Feeds for Gear Heads

Premier Sponsor:

 


brentrb


Oct 27, 2012, 8:55 AM
Post #1 of 5 (1234 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 29, 2010
Posts: 2

Need Help Sizing La Sportiva Solution
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Hey, hey. So I picked up two pairs of Solutions, but I'm having a hard time deciding which pair I should keep. Street size, I'm a 12 US Men - maybe 12.5 in a few shoes, but definitely closer to 12. I've been climbing in a pair of Miura VS for a while, which was my first really technical pair of climbing shoes. They're size 45. Come Solution, I've tried on a size 44.5 and 44. The 44.5 is almost comfortable (my benchmark for comfort is a worn in pair of Miura VS) straight out of the box. I could imagine them stretching a little and being awesome, or a little more and being too big. On the other hand, the 44 is definitely not comfortable. I could imagine them stretching a little and being slightly too small, or a little more and being awesome. Problem is, I don't know how much they'll stretch. So, hopefully someone with the know-how can set me straight.

Thanks.


shotwell


Oct 27, 2012, 8:57 AM
Post #2 of 5 (1233 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jan 5, 2009
Posts: 366

Re: [brentrb] Need Help Sizing La Sportiva Solution [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

brentrb wrote:
Hey, hey. So I picked up two pairs of Solutions, but I'm having a hard time deciding which pair I should keep. Street size, I'm a 12 US Men - maybe 12.5 in a few shoes, but definitely closer to 12. I've been climbing in a pair of Miura VS for a while, which was my first really technical pair of climbing shoes. They're size 45. Come Solution, I've tried on a size 44.5 and 44. The 44.5 is almost comfortable (my benchmark for comfort is a worn in pair of Miura VS) straight out of the box. I could imagine them stretching a little and being awesome, or a little more and being too big. On the other hand, the 44 is definitely not comfortable. I could imagine them stretching a little and being slightly too small, or a little more and being awesome. Problem is, I don't know how much they'll stretch. So, hopefully someone with the know-how can set me straight.

Thanks.

Mine always stretch just a little more than I expect.


theextremist04


Oct 28, 2012, 8:37 AM
Post #3 of 5 (1182 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Oct 23, 2010
Posts: 189

Re: [brentrb] Need Help Sizing La Sportiva Solution [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Go with the 44. Just for reference, I'm a 10-10.5 street and my Solutions are an 8.5. They stretch a ton.


rhythm164


Oct 28, 2012, 3:42 PM
Post #4 of 5 (1159 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Mar 28, 2005
Posts: 964

Re: [brentrb] Need Help Sizing La Sportiva Solution [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

They are sized weird and they do stretch. My street shoe size is generally a 13, all my 5.10 performance shoes (V10's, Dragons, Blackwings etc) have been a 13, and my Solutions are an 11.5. So size down.


brentrb


Oct 28, 2012, 7:54 PM
Post #5 of 5 (1146 views)
Shortcut

Registered: Jun 29, 2010
Posts: 2

Re: [rhythm164] Need Help Sizing La Sportiva Solution [In reply to]
Report this Post
Average: avg_1 avg_2 avg_3 avg_4 avg_5 (0 ratings)  
Can't Post

Cool. Thanks for the opinions. 44 it is.


Forums : Climbing Information : Gear Heads

 


Search for (options)

Log In:

Username:
Password: Remember me:

Go Register
Go Lost Password?
$4.05 (10% off)
$7.16 (10% off)
$12.56 (10% off)



Follow us on Twiter Become a Fan on Facebook