I’ve used this shoes for long hard multi pitches in Thailand to sending projects on the karst limestone in China and of course throughout Sydney and the Blue Mountains bouldering and sport climbing.
I find the La Sportiva Solution to be a superb mix of sensitivity and stiffness. It is stiff enough to support you on small sandstone endges yet soft enough to smear and get more rubber on the wall for small features.
Easy to put on and off.
The patented P3 permanent power platform (which has to do with the internal structure of the shoe and how it acheives it's 'downturned' last) have retain the shape of the shoes beyond what I expected as I’ve had it for 4 years now with up to 4 resoles
Lots of rubber on the top of the toe box for toe hooking.
The heel although is a good fit if you size it down right, sometimes it just juts out too much.
The solution is definitely the go to shoe for hard and overhanging outdoor climbing from bouldering to sport climbing or hard multi pitches, Its super quick to get on and off and the rubber just sticks. It is my weapon of choice and the “Solution” to all my climbing problems.
Damien likes climbing almost as much as he likes making a good laksa, and bringing it in to share among the Mountain Equipment staff.