A shoe for the modern climber.
Attack cutting-edge sport routes with confidence born of experience and quality gear like the La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe. Built for technical, modern, acrobatic sequences on anything from overhangs to slippery slabs, the Futura helps you navigate even the most elusive projects. Your feet become formidable when combined with the right tech, but the Futura proves that doesn't mean you have to break your toes or cram them into an uncomfortable shoe to get your feet there.
- Revolutionary No-Edge concept eliminates traditional sole edges for closer contact to rock and enhanced sensitivity
- Hook-and-loop closure allows for a snug fit and easy-on, easy-off access during boulder sessions
- Permanent Power Platform technology helps preserve down-turned shape to maintain overhang-climbing abilities and sole power throughout shoe life
- Combination leather and synthetic leather upper encourages comfort and ventilation so your skin breathes during challenging sequences
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Been thinking about getting myself a pair of these since they dropped, but have been hesitant as I live in Australia and thus have no opportunity to try on a pair before ordering. I was hoping someone could give me some sizing advice. I currently wear a size 37.5 in the La Sportiva Python's, but am a 39 in Testarossa's and could definitely not go any tighter in either of these. I also know I am about a 38/38.5 in the Solutions. Does anyone know which of these the Futura's are closest to in fit?
I would try for the 38.5 and hope for the best. These have a similar fit , and are aggressive the solutions. BackCountry has a super good return policy, but I'd imagine the shipping is killer. The shoes will stretch a little bit- so you should factor that into your decision. Best of luck
I have had the Futuras for about 8 months and absolutely love them. They instantly became my favorite shoe and haven't worn my Scarpas since. I can slab in them, over hangs, heel hooks etc. It's amazing how quickly you grow to trust the no edge concept. In fact, that's exactly why I couldn't go back to my Scarpas, I didn't trust them the way I trust my Futuras. The rubber is sticky and fantastic.
So why the "but"?
I certainly don't expect my shoes to last forever when I climb on them 3-4 times a week, both indoors and outdoors, but even before blowing through the rubber the heel got extremely loose. While on a route, I had to pull hard on a heel hook and my shoe popped off >_< I can't decide if I need to down size, and this was a result of the shoe stretching or if they just don't last past 8 months.
Still love them <3
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've had these for 6 months now and I use them 3 times a week, and they are an instant favorite of mine. I've used them outside and inside, and I definitely prefer them for indoor climbing, but they do everything. These shoes stick to edges and very overhung footholds easily. I went from the Testarossas to the Futuras and I had no problem at all switching.
These shoes are awesome. I recommend them to all my friends.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I love this shoe on overhangs. Definitely a specialized shoe -- I don't think it will replace my Miuras for anything low angle. I wear a 42 in Miura laces, and I went with a 41.5 Futura. I could easily have downsized to a 41 without much pain.
I'm wondering if anyone who has these or the Speedsters have had the resoled? They don't look as if a typical resole is possible....
I'm not sure about ALL resole places, but the few I've checked out will just resole these as they would any other shoe; thus, you lose the "no edges" thing.
Experienced climber- primarily into bouldering. Long-time user of Miuras (laces), and I love them. Although my Miuras can do just about everything, Futuras fill a niche when it comes to super overhung stuff. They're super sticky, and experienced climbers can adapt to the no edge tech. The Futuras also have a great heel fit for me- it feels similar to the Miura heel. Solutions, for example, do not fit my heel as well. I'd stick with the Miuras (or another hard edging shoe) if it's flat wall/slab you're climbing. Only time will tell how durable these shoes will be, but again, they're a niche shoe for me.
Really love the futuras, even more so than the solutions I used to have. Toe is awesome, very similar to the solutions once you get used to the no-edge. The heel is way more sensitive and better than the solutions. My only complaint is that the rubber of the heels has started to peel after 6 weeks or climbing, albeit a really heavy 6 weeks. Same with areas on the side of the toe box.
Got them in the same size as solutions, and fot perfectly. Super comfortable initially and now. Definitely pricey, but well worth it in my opinion. It took a little adjustment mentally (about three climbs) to get used to the no edge style, but now they are the stickiest thing I've ever climbed in. Rubber is holding up much better than edged shoes, which is great since they are not a cheap shoe to replace or resole. Love this shoe. Deeply.
so i got these about a week ago and my first thoughts were good, they look sleek and sexy and i got a lot of compliments. than i put them on and wow they are comfortable. but than i stepped on the 45 degree bouldering wall and was shocked. i did a warm up v1 and popped off every foot hold. i couldnt believe it! my last shoes were the muira vs and they do amazing on over hangs, i thought the futuras would be the same. wrong. i gave them a few day and did some lead climbing, i was actually scared to lead in these because i could pop off at any hold. i ended up returning these and i am returning to my muiras.
bottom line, unless your looking for an out door route shoe, these suck.
They are comfortable and very sticky, but these shoes wear out REALLY fast for the high cost. I have always loved La Sportiva's designers and yet this shoe was a disappointment.
For indoor training the rubber wears out VERY fast. The no edge technology is cool and definitely sticks to pin scar foot holds, but they aren't trustworthy on some routes.
That being said, I am no beginner to climbing and found these to be a disaster after only a short time. The thin rubber wore down after a mere month and the lacing system, much like that of the "Solution" from Sportiva, broke after a few climbs.
I prefer the "Testarossa" to any other La Sportiva climbing shoe.
Don't buy into the hype. There are better climbing shoes on the market that will last longer and out perform this shoe.
Hi, I am trying to decide what size to buy in these. i want then ridiculously tight as they are leather and will stretch.
I wear a 40 in muira vcs
Just bought 39 in solutions- which i think may be too tight, can only get them on with plastic bags on my feet, and i think it will be awhile before i can actually climb in them, with out silly plastic bags.
I know these fit just a bit smaller than solutions so i am wondering if i should buy 38.5 or 39.
I would go with a 39 in the Futura. I was in a similar situation with a pair of Solutions that were a half size too small. I got the same size in Futura and they are a very comfortable and snug fit. They don't stretch much.
La Sportiva Futura shoes will surpass almost all your expectations. I have used these shoes for a month only climbing in the gym. They are extremely comfortable, light, and provide outstanding sensitivity. So far, the best climbing shoe I have used. I climb 6 times/week for about 2-2.5 hrs, so far the shoes are still in good shape (although a small part of the sole at the front started to come apart). Therefore, I wonder how long they will last for a hardcore outdoor climber.
the futuras are really well made shoes they have a great shape, they are really comfortable even on long routes, and the heel is bomber. however the no edge is a blessing and a curse, i would not recommend these shoes to beginners or any one who plans on doing a lot of low angle stuff for obvious reason. all and all though they are bomber on overhangs and the rubber is great and thats really what matters when it comes to aggressive shoes.
These shoes are awesome. I have really wide feet, and until now I've always had to go with lace-up shoes in order to be able to fit into shoes that are the right length for my foot. I went out on a limb with these shoes and I was pleasantly surprised that while the break-in period was very painful (I had to pop my heels out 3/4 of the way up a climb), they're mostly leather and stretched out really nicely (they remind me of the Testarossas in that way) and now they fit great. I sized these shoes the same as my testarossas (38).
As for the no-edge concept, I didn't really have any major issues getting used to it. They're definitely more sensitive which is what I was looking for so I'm very happy. Heel hooks and toe hooks are great as well. Overall 5 stars.
Is there a cup to the toe like the solution? Or is it flat under the ball of the foot like the speedsters?
this shoe is much like the speedster
Yes, there is. These shoes feel a lot like the solutions.
im interested in the La sportiva futura but i dont know which size i should use. should i go after my size in Solution or my size in Speedster?
Go with the Speedster size. They are basically a Speedster with a a strap.
I dont know about the Speedsters but try 1/2 size DOWN from the Solution.
That is the suggestion I got from La Sportiva before they were released and a few people at my gym got the Futuras and are saying the same thing, 1/2 down from their Solutions is best.
The Sportiva rep also had this to say " It fits pretty similarly to the Solution. From the materials, the Futura may stretch a little more than the Solution but only barely and probably hardly noticeable." but also said the Futura has a narrower heel so if you have a narrow heel you probably definitely want 1/2 size down. I'm guessing if you have a higher volume foot maybe you will not need to down size.
I disagree with Arthur. These feel much more like solutions than speedsters. Speedsters bend your big toe a lot more when sized with a similar tightness. I'd say my big toe is bent even less in Futuras than solutions (at similar tightness) providing for a really comfortable fit.
Only been climbing with them for a couple weeks but I love them so far. I went threw a bunch of different shoes trying to find something that fit well, was good for bouldering or sport climbing. 5.10 doesn't seem to fit my foot right but I'm very happy with these so far. I got a 40.5 and wear a 9.5 street shoe. I probably could fit my foot in a 40 but I wouldn't be able to walk anywhere and wanted to be able to wear them for a long route without too much pain.
11.5 street shoe sized down to a 42.
Had the 42.5 but they slipped in the heel and had air pockets through the arch. Sized down even more to the 42 and although tight as balls they fit perfect and climbs ow so nice!
Comfy soft light feel to this shoe even for the tight ass fit i gave them. I have foot problems so that i saying quite a bit coming from me. These shoes are more cozy than My Muira VS in size 43, something about the thin rubber maybe?