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Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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La Sportiva's radical new shoe, the Mistral, is an extremely comfortable high-performance slipper. It has all the benefits of a normal slipper (easy to put on & hugging fit) plus those of a traditional lace-up, since the Velcro tabs provide an extremely precise, tight fit.

Features include a neoprene inner (exclusive to La Sportiva), twin heel loops and a radical design.

The Mistral will prove to be a highly popular all-rounder, used on both easy and hard sports routes, in competitions and in the mountains.

The Stitching
The stitching is in the toe, thus guaranteeing a precise fit which does not stretch over time. This renders the Mistral as firm and precise as a lace-up.

The Velcro
The innovative feature on the Mistral is its Velcro fastening, which with its single elastic strap holds the inner firmly in place. As the neoprene is one-piece, there are no annoying problems about the tongues overlapping.

For more information contact La Sportiva

2 Reviews

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: retro, 2005-10-26

This was a great shoe, as mine have been retired, but it was from overuse and not manufacturing. I didn't have any problems with my pair, though a few of my friends had the stitching that attached the metal rings pull out. Mine rusted a bit, but aesthetics won't help you crank the hard moves! These things performed incredibly well for a slipper-like shoe and edged better than some of my lace ups. I had a love/hate relationship with the neoprene tongue, but once you get used to it, the fit is tremendous. Sensitive, but precise...I found them to be a good bouldering shoe and used them on more mellow sport climbs.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: dsweeney, 2005-08-17

I love these shoes. I bought them a little small, and they worked in perfect. I like the ease of the velcro, and the neoprene "tounge" is an awesome feature. They were a little expensive, but I think worth it. The only complaint that I have is that the rubber on the sides has small cracks like an old bike tire. I haven't noticed any negative effects on the performance of the shoes overall though. I don't ever have to worry about my feet while climbing. Wish I could find another pair in my size.

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