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La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe

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Futura Climbing Shoe

Gone are the days of wool socks in bulky, blocky, leather climbing shoes—for the most part, anyway—the contemporary climber is sporty, strong, and ready to tackle climbs that were unimaginable a decade ago. The Futura Climbing Shoe is La Sportiva's choice for demanding, technical, and revolutionary ascents ranging from overhung boulder problems to strong sport routes or even technical traditional lines. Featuring La Sportiva's No Edge technology, this aggressively downturned, highly asymmetrical climbing shoe feels extremely sensitive so you can feel for the largest, microscopic footholds on any given rock climb. It also features La Sportiva's P3 Technology to retain the shoe's aggressive downturn and high asymmetry for the shoe's life.

  • Aggressive climbing shoe styled for modern routes and boulders
  • Vibram XS Grip 2 sole is softer at the heel and harder at the toe
  • No Edge technology optimizes sensitivity for technical climbing
  • P3 Technology maintains shoe's sharp asymmetry overtime
  • All-synthetic upper does not stretch out
  • Fast Lacing System uses a single hook-and-loop with three straps for a quick-and-easy closure
  • Item #LSP00GO

Upper Material
leather, synthetic
Lining
unlined
Closure
hook-and-loop
Midsole
[toe] LaspoFlex (1.1mm)
Rubber
Vibram XS Grip 2
Last
PD 75
Profile
aggressive downturn
Asymmetrical Curvature
moderate
Claimed Weight
8oz
Recommended Use
climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Wonderful shoes

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
37.5
Height
5` 8"
Weight
155 lbs

They are fantastic shoes for almost anything, with the exception of thin crack and edges. I've owned two pairs and plan to resole them until they cant. They last a very long time with good footwork.

>Rating: 2

The Durability sucks.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I had these for half a season of intermediate 12 and 13 climbing and the rubber was completely trashed after 5 months. The heel seperated from the shoe and the toes split and had huge potholes in them. I used my solutions prior anf skawmas for almost 4 yrs with the same abuse and only had one resole done on them. I'm was really disappointed in the quality of the shoe. They climbed great when they were in one piece.

>Rating: 5

No-Edge works - for the right situation

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I have tested La Sportiva's No-Edge tech before, with the Geniuses and I hadn't been too impressed at the time. However, I was using them on New River Gorge sandstone edges, where I wanted a shoe with more of a defined edge, fresh out of the box. I was still curious about the Futura's though, especially with their soft, slipper-like feel and I decided to test out their versatility out here in Utah on Joe's Valley sandstone, LCC granite, and gym plastic. Again, I found that I preferred regular edging shoes on sandstone edges but I was immediately swayed when I tested these out on insecure granite smears and the notoriously bad moonboard kicker. The soft edges felt like they stuck to the smears much better, molding to cover more surface area and grip more than a defined edge shoe. I was able to get more push out of insecure footholds and in the end, am really enjoying these shoes - for the right place and time. They are an important arrow in the quiver and I'm glad I gave No-Edge another chance. As for the rest of the shoe's features - I found their last to be much more narrow than other Sportiva shoes, more so than Skwama's, Solution's, and Testarossa's. If you have a narrower foot, these should work well. I found the heel a little baggy for heel hooks but they worked well for toe hooks. Comfort-wise, they were soft yet aggressive and although I have quite wide feet, the softness of the shoes allowed for a decent fit for me. I'm excited to test these out on some limestone pitches in the spring!

>Rating: 4

Great Gym Shoes!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I took these to Joe's valley for a weekend and they did great on the underhangs and sloped boulders. The next week I was doing some sport routes and these shoes surprised me how well they stick with the no edge technology. However I've found they do the best in the gym. If you're looking for a new pair of shoes for your quiver or an everyday gym shoe these are the ones for you!

>Rating: 4

Pretty Nifty!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This was my first time scoping out the No-Edge Tech from Sportiva. I was very impressed by its performance on different terrain and different rock. I used them for sport and bouldering on granite, sandstone, and limestone and in the gym. I liked them most on overhung routes, the P3 platform really let me keep good tension through the toe. They worked great on vertical rock and slabby feet though. They are incredibly sensitive! I could feel the little nubs and ripples on the rock which was confidence inspiring for sure. There were multiple times when I looked at a greasy limestone nubbin and I thought, "No way this will stick." These shoes really proved me wrong over and over again. 9/10 for edging, smearing and little nubs. 7/10 for small pockets. 9/10 for heel and toe hooks. As others have said, these things eat your achilles. I'm very used to tight climbing shoes, but there were a few pressure points that I was not a fan of. I do have wide feet and La Sportiva don't fit me the best in general. That's my only complaint about the shoes. I don't ever condone having one shoe for everything. Buuuut I found myself reaching for these bad boys over and over again. Definitely worth a peek for a performance climbing shoe.

>Rating: 5

Made the switch from the solutions

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Been using solutions for bouldering for the last 4 years or so and finally got a hold of a pair of these and loved the no-edge tech. Really works great for LCC granite that consists of tons of little foot jibs. Only beef is the heel feels lackluster compared to my Five-ten teams.. Granted, the solutions never had a great heel either, even when sizing down to the female version. Will definitely be buying another pair .

>Rating: 5

No Edge = Finesse on Nubs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This is a top notch La Sportiva climbing shoe. I especially love the no edge technology on tiny limestone jibs. The shoes are quite soft, so you can really secure your placement, helping minimize whips. I wear a 9.5 in my street shoe, and wear a 41 in Futuras. As this is an aggressive and down turned shoe, I prefer to fit tight.

>Rating: 5

Possibly the best shoe I’ve ever used!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These shoes are fantastic. The no edge really makes a difference in the “break in” period. The rubber on these is spot on! I find them to have a great balance between sensitivity and stiffness. I’ve owned several different pairs and have use them indoor and out, on many types of climbing. Currently waiting on a couple pairs to be resoled. My only gripe (and this is nitpicking) is that I wish they made a lower volume version. My heel is just not as snug as it could be, but they still feel great on heel hooks. I size down about two sizes (39.5 from 42 in street) and they are definitely snug, but once they are broken and they feel fantastic! I really appreciate the fact that they have a leather upper and not synthetic. Cuts down on the “stink factor”. If you are looking for a shoe that will perform very well both Indoor and out, on all types of climbing, then you should definitely consider the La Sportiva Futura!

>Rating: 4

Climb great, hurt a little

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I love the control of these shoes, they brought out features on the wall I've never even thought of using before. The cup on the forefoot makes them surprisingly good on slabbier stuff, and in general felt like I was climbing a grade or so harder in them. Unfortunately they really hurt my achilles, I feel like I just ran 20 miles after climbing a few sport routes in them.

>Rating: 5

No Edge is the best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Instantly fell in love with these shoes my first day using them. The rounded toe really allows you to get into and feel that rock. The toe isn’t too aggressive although the downturn is. You can still smear in these bad boys because of the midsole design. I use these mainly for bouldering But have had a couple runs on some sport lines and still enjoyed them. I had to downsize to a 41.5 when in some other shoes I’m a solid 42.0.

>Rating: 5

No Edge +++

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I am a novice climber spending time here in the gym. That said I can appreciate the benefits of a tactile aid in climbing. The no edge is a great feature providing grip at any angle. The fit is perfect for my foot. A wide toebox and narrow heel matches my anatomy. Recommended.

>Rating: 3

Heel digs

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I agree with other reviews as I thought the heel of this shoe made it pretty uncomfortable. I am a novice climber and this shoe was very aggressive for me when I took them out to demo. After climbing for about an hour my feet were in a good amount of pain and I found myself slipping my shoes on and off to give my feet a break.

>Rating: 3

Not my favorite

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This shoe was okay. I demo'd these shoes for the weekend while I was in Joe's Valley bouldering, and I was happy I still bought my own climbing shoes, because I took these off after an hour of use and went back to my Black Diamond climbing shoes. The heal was sharp and hurt my achilles . I also felt like there was too much padding in the toe, to the point that I couldn't really feel the rock and all its grooves.

>Rating: 3

Great Bouldering shoe

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This is a great bouldering shoe that is stiffer and It brings a lot of power into your wall Contact. I found that the heel of the shoe would dig into the back of my heel causing an uncomfortable rub.

>Rating: 5

The best climbing shoes out there

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The no edge technology forces you to be more precise in your footwork but it really pays off. I've used Solutions before and these feel similarly aggresive but more comfortable. Also, they look rad, everywhere I go, I'm being asked about these shoes. If you purchase them, you won't regret it.

>Rating: 5

They Rock!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I love these shoes. The rubber on them allows me to grip almost anything and they stick to everything. I've been climbing in Solutions for a while and may swap to these since they're similarly aggressive, but in the Futuras, you can smear and stick to the wall and more slopey footholds. Still great at heel hooking and they can edge well but not as much as other shoes. The No Edge just makes it so you have to be more specific with your foot placement which is great in my opinion. Definitely will make you work and think about your footwork more which will make you climb better overall. I wear a 12.5 street size and got the 46 (which is 12.5).

>Rating: 5

Super great!!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I bought these for my boyfriend since he just started climbing and he absolutely loves them compared to the gross rental ones from the gym. He said that these are super aggressive which helped him with some pretty serious boulder problems that he was working for awhile. He usually wears a 10s, but it was a little too tight for his feet, so we tested out the 10.5 (regular shoes size) and that worked better for him.

>Rating: 5

Ladies rock these, too ;)

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Borrowing these at the moment because they weren't available in my size in women's at the time--love them! Unbelievably comfortable for an aggressive shoe. The Fast Lacing System makes them quick to put on and adjust to your foot nicely. The Vibram XS Grip 2 sole no edge technology sets your foot free. Psyched on these! W 10.5, went with 39.5. I like them tight

>Rating: 5

Awesome Shoe!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I am fairly new to climbing and I wouldnt recommend this shoe for a beginner climber as it is a pretty aggressive shoe. That being said, this shoe grips like none other. It was able to catch the smallest of footholds and stay there without issue. I had no worries about my feet slipping and I look forward to climbing in these more. They do fit fairly true to size as far as climbing shoes go. Toe box was a little narrow but they do break in really well.

>Rating: 4

Aggressive

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have neutral Black Diamond lace ups and I wanted to see what an aggressive shoe would be like, fortunately we had these in the closet. Im an 11 street shoe and I got 11 so there was a little bit of wiggle room in the heel. I should have gone down to a 10 1/2. These shoes are for the intense climber, I had to remove them after every boulder problem to stretch a little so I love the velcro strap for that. They are good for overhangs and really getting a solid grip on a teeny edge. Definetly would have these for a super overhang or tiny hold problem.