Excellent fit, soft and sensible in the sole
Review by: martinheynert, 2008-11-16
The last fits my medium with, flat (low volume) foot very well. The elastic closure strap runs over the full width and a length of nearly 10 cm, creating a very reliable fit, better than the "Cobra" or the Anasazi Slipper.
After some hours of use, the sole becomes soft and sensible. If the shoe was selected tight enough, you will still have enough edging power. The shoe will NOT stretch a lot - less than 1/2 size. I use 10.5 UK in street shoes and have this Viper in 42.5. La Sportiva's sizes are made in EUR, so half sizes allow more fine tuning than UK oder US half sizes.
As many La Sportiva climbing shoes, this also has a prominent stitching (seam) insind the shoe just over the big toe, which can result in some pain or skin fissure after a longer time of wear or when heaving damp skin.