La Sportiva Futura Rock Climbing Shoe - Men's

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La Sportiva Futura Rock Climbing Shoe - Men's

$180.00

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Product Features

What can one write about the La Sportiva Futura? Cute; ''the Futura is here.'' Obvious; ''La Sportiva's latest rock shoe,the Futura, is aptly named.'' Abused metaphor; ''with the Futura, La Sportiva has hit another home run.'' That last one is really dumb, it is a rock shoe after all, not a cleated shoe. OK, just know this- 1) La Sportiva dominates the rock shoe world with the number of cutting edge designs, and 2) the Futura is their newest model. 'nuff said.

  • New ''no-edges'' concept from the Speedster gives the maximum edging advantage right out of the box
  • Fast Lacing System from the Solution gives you a snug, precise fit
  • P3® — Permanent Power Platform used in climbing shoes to maintain the downturned shape of the shoe for the life of the shoe. Lets you crank on overhangs and climb like a monkey
  • XS Grip — The hardest and stickiest climbing rubber on the market made for La Sportiva by Vibram®. 3mm thick

Product Specs

SKU LAS10E
All Leather No
European Made Yes
Slip-On No
Vegan No
Widths available No
Gender Men's
Midsole LaspoFlex
Outer material Leather/Synthetic Leather
Weight 8 oz (225 g)
Lining fabric Unlined

Customer Reviews 2 item(s)

"No Edge? Limitless Feet"
Wow! The Futura is a bomber shoe, I have a few different pairs of Sportiva climbing shoes, including the Solutions. I do reccommend down sizing .5 Euro sizes for this shoe just as many others reccommend as well.

With this shoe having the No-Edge concept I was a little hesitant at first and indeed it force me to focus on more precise foot placements. If you don't posses nimble and accurate toes on rock you may not find these shoes to be to your liking at first, but I promise if you stick with them youll come around. I use then primarily for steeply overhung sport routes and they perform excellent! They also excel in the vertical plane as well! I have some very good slab at one of my local crags but I am not as big of a fan of these shoes on that plane.

If you're searching for the perfect steep climbing shoe look no further than the Futura, but if you are look for more of a one shoe quiver I would reccommend something like the Miura lace up!
Rating

Yes, I would recommend this product.

Review by Drew on 3/31/2014
"Great aggressive shoe!"
This shoe works great on overhanging or technical trad as well as bouldering. I think it edges great, never slips from a heel hook and is sensitive enough to feel comfortable against the rock. I am very impressed with the quality. The only small issue I had was with sizing. I found the size a bit big. I would probably go down a half size from what you usually use in la sportiva shoes.
Rating

Yes, I would recommend this product.

Review by Wandrr on 9/5/2013