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Runner (LV) - Olive

This shoe is in Women's sizing
  • Inspired by a retro running shoe, the Runner (LV) embodies simple aspects of classic footwear while retaining the functionality of a high-performance climbing shoe. The Runner LV is wrapped in all new olive, ultra sticky, Dark Matter Rubber, to make certain that it is ready to perform when you are.  The three point closure system and thick padded tongue on a lower volume last ensure comfort and performance. 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Awesome shoe fits perfect

I love the fit I went for a 11.5 in these I usually where 9.5 with my scarpa shoes. The fit is fantastic I can leave them on for 2 or 3 hours at a time without any discomfort the rubber is super sticky but wears away quicker than vibram xs grip. I love how padded the tongue is as well. I couldn't find a shoe in any other brand that fit my heel like these there is absolutely no deadspace anywhere. Ive had them for about 2 months. Love them.

Comfortable, sticky, great looking shoe

My favorite thing about the shoe is the low volume heel, great balance between comfort and aggressiveness. In my opinion, the rubber is on par with the industry’s top competitors.

I love them

The best climbing shows ive ever has!!

Love my gecko grip!

I'm in love with these shoes. I've always been a La Sportiva guy and wanted to get a pair of so ill shoes for the gym. Great choice. I'm a father of 3 boys, 3 and under, so I'm pretty much a gym climber only right now and my eldest son says these shoes give me gecko grip! They stick to e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g. right out of the box. The first time I used them it wasn't until I came off of the wall before I noticed that as soon as my foot was placed, it didn't move one bit.
Fit wise, I have narrow feet, so I went for the LV, since I wear women's shoes in La Sportiva to better fit me. My Muiras are 40 1/2, so after trying the LV runner on in person, I went with 41, since they don't stretch as much as leather and I was looking for a tight fitting, aggressive shoe. They were extra tight for the first session, but broke in nicely after that and have felt great ever since. The first thing I noticed in the shoe was the padded tongue. As soon as I slid them on, I looked at my wife and said-these are the shoes (plus they're green, which is my favorite color). These are also my first pair of velcro shoes, as I haven't liked the generic fitting of other velcro shoes-I'm in love with these. They're easier to take on and off and they fit great.
Performance wise, I'm usually a v4/5.11c climber. I sent my first ever v6 in these yesterday and I'm going to try my first 5.12 tomorrow. Super stoked

The best

As a beginner/intermediate climber with some weird feet, these shoes are a godsend. I was looking to up my shoe game with a more aggressive shoe and I had gone through a bunch of other pairs with no success. I have very long, narrow feet and so many shoes left me with lots of dead space. Enter the Runner LV's. These shoes fit me like a glove and stick to small holds with ease. I've never felt more comfortable in a pair of shoes.
For me the sizing was correct. I'm usually a 9.5-10 in street shoes, went with an 11 and they're perfect.


Featuring Military Grade Dark Matter Rubber originally Developed for the US Navy Seals

  • So iLL Runner LV Climbing Shoe being climbed in in rocky mountain national park
  • So iLL Runner LV Climbing Shoe being strapped on closeup
So iLL runner lv in olive Climbing Shoe outer product image
So iLL runner lv in olive Climbing Shoe top product image

Premium Materials

The padded tongue, breathable mesh upper, and thin lining offer comfort and reliability. Crafted with synthetic materials to create a long lasting fit (minimal stretch) and a three point velcro closure system, the Runner is a supreme climbing shoe blending fashion and function.

Advanced Features

A medium stiffness highly downturned toe provides precision in technical or steep overhung climbing. The fish-hook thin midsole enhances edging power for gym and outdoor climbing.

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So iLL runner lv in olive Climbing Shoe inner product image


The Runner - LV is coated in "Dark Matter" rubber, part of the "UnParallel Rubber" family, a sticky outsole rubber originally formulated for the United States Navy Seals to ensure security in foot placement during approaches.

  • So iLL Runner LV Climbing Shoe
  • So iLL Runner LV Climbing Shoe

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