Never been resoled and the rubber is in almost new condition. Worn only a few times before my feet grew and no longer fit.
The la sportiva marking on the back heel has worn off and there are cosmetic areas where the black rubber seems to have bled into the orange (see in photos).
The shoe is particularly suitable for heel hooks and reverse holds. Python is a snug fitting shoe that uses an innovative closing solution thanks to a hook&loop closure that blocks the foot in place during heel hooks and prevents the shoe from slipping off during heel hooks and during the most extreme use. The construction of the heel is also innovative: it uses a very grippy, snug fitting rubber that will not come unstuck with the advantages of a shell construction but with the sensitivity at the heel of a traditional construction. The ultra-grippy rubber is present also on the front thanks to an insert designed for toe hooks. The sole is a Vibram Xs Grip 2 compound for maximum grip. Python, the reference point for competitions.