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Solution Male vs Female Sizing


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Will Bland · · Halifax, NS · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 315

Hi guys,

Anyone have experience with both female + male La Sportiva Solutions?

I'm looking to get the womens as they have a thinner sole -> more sensitive. I was only able to try on the mens shoe for size, would I be the same size in the womens?

Mike Brady · · Van Diesel, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 668

No. It will be like a completely different shoe. I would go try some on or at least check out SizeSquirrel. Almost any climbing shop will have them

Will Bland · · Halifax, NS · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 315
Mike Brady wrote:

No. It will be like a completely different shoe. I would go try some on or at least check out SizeSquirrel. Almost any climbing shop will have them

No climbing shops here have them. I'm in Eastern Canada. They don't have the 40.5 at least, largest is 38 there.
Checked on SizeSquirrel, it says the same size or half size lower. Looking for some more input.

wonderwoman · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2006 · Points: 83

I have both.  I can't tell the difference.  I hope you opt for pink!

Will Bland · · Halifax, NS · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 315
wonderwoman wrote:

I have both.  I can't tell the difference.  I hope you opt for pink!

Thank you! I definitely want the pink ones! I've heard the sizing is the same / extremely similar. Just covering my bases!

Mike Brady · · Van Diesel, OR · Joined Jul 2014 · Points: 668

If it is just the thickness of the rubber you are after the Scarpa Vapor V (they also make a LV/Womens) has the same 4mm thickness as the Solution and if you really want to destroy your big toe go with the instinct VS with the 3mm rubber.

Jon Frisby · · Colorado Springs, CO · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 110

My buddy said that the thinner rubber made his women's feel like they stretched more than mens. He is the same in both and said he'd drop a half size in women's. Worth noting that he's Asian, which correlates to lower foot volume than the average white male

Will Bland · · Halifax, NS · Joined Jun 2017 · Points: 315
Jon Frisby wrote:

My buddy said that the thinner rubber made his women's feel like they stretched more than mens. He is the same in both and said he'd drop a half size in women's. Worth noting that he's Asian, which correlates to lower foot volume than the average white male

Right on. Thanks a lot! 

average · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2008 · Points: 20

I have both, prefer the women's due to heel shape and went down 1/2 size

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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