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La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe

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    4.5510

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    A shoe for the modern climber.

    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

    Tech Specs

    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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    Be aware of your needs, maybe overkill

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

    My only experience with the Futura so far has been in the gym and only a couple outings so far.

    So I've only been climbing for 3 years and not religiously. I lead climb and boulder. While I love these shoes for their comfort, total accuracy and stickiness when I need to smear/heel hook, they're probably overkill for me right now. I just don't think these are the shoes I need presently at my level.

    I'll get out to Little Rock or somewhere else as soon as the weather permits and do some more testing!

    Great till the toes blow

      Super disappointed. I wore these maybe 20 days in the gym and then took them to Tonsai in Thailand. The toes blew on one shoe after maybe 15 days of climbing. I am on a climbing trip in SE Asia and don't have a lot of options to get new shoes and cannot return these or get them resoled. Been climbing for 10 years and never had shoes fail this quickly. Sharp rock in Thailand is no excuse. Climbed there for years.... No problems with other shoes. Contacted la sportiva. No response. Super fun and precise shoe for a very short and expensive time. Bummed.

      Technical Shoe!

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

      This was my first time trying a pair of aggressive shoes as I am new to climbing this summer. I only got to use these doing a little bouldering outside for a few days but it was a good experience! The no edge technology is great for accuracy and the sensitivity allows the user to feel everything. They are very soft and aggressive so they are great for overhangs or smearing slabs. I found as a new climber I am not really into how aggressive these are and found them to be a little to big in the toe box for my feet. Great shoe if you are looking for a sensitive and aggressive shoe!

      Edgeless Tech Convert

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I transitioned to Futuras from Miuras when a friend (who wore Miuras) said the "edgeless technology" made a big difference in his climbing.... not that I can tell because he crushes many grades higher than I can.

      That said, my footwork has improved with Futuras because I can choose where my "contact edge" can be versus being confined to the edges dictated by the shoe design.

      I wear US 6.5 but found 36.5 (men's) Futuras the best fit, having tried 35.5 (men's), 36 (women's), and 37 (men's). The 35.5 was so tight it was physically painful to endure and probably cut off more circulation than is life-supporting. 36 was a bit tight but nothing a pair of shoe stretchers couldn't fix. 37 was snug in the toe-box (I have very wide feet) but weird in the heel so it sounded like my feet were squeaking when I move in these shoes and people around give me concerned looks.

      Yes, I have 4 pairs of Futuras and I know I have a problem. I rationalize by saying I am rotating each pair between sessions to let the shoes completely air dry thus keeping them smelling fresh :D I have also handed off my size 35.5 Futuras to my 11-year old son, who will wear them for 2 weeks before outgrowing them.

      One of my biggest concerns is resoling Futuras, which aren't widespread yet, but is more sensible than buying a new pair.

      Sizing: Street Shoe Size: 6.5 USW / Miuras 35.5 / Futuras 36.5.

      Not really for me

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

      I was given the opportunity to test out the Futura through our Backcountry employee perk system, so I was just happy to try them out!
      However, I dont think aggressive shoes are for me. I find cramped toes and awkward walking spoil my climbing experience and make it harder for me to focus on the send. I think il stick with medium asymmetry/comfortable sized shoes in the future, like my 5.10 Mocassyms or La Sportiva TC pros.
      That being said, the no edge technology felt pretty crazy! Very sensitive and powerful. This shoe definitely has it's users, and Im not one of them.
      Id recommend this shoe to any climber sending edgy or overhanging routes, who like an aggressive shoe and a sensitive edge

      Great Shoes

        Great aggressive shoe. The no edge is incredible. Takes a second to get used to but for hooking and jamming become way better once you get the swing of it. The lack of midsole doesn't hold you back at all. You can still smear on slabs with these guys.

        Excellent shoes with surprising comfort!

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Got these shoes about 6 months ago and they've exceeded expectations. I was worried that the aggressive downturn would be too much, since these were my second pair of shoes. They're shoes that I can wear for hours. My toes are a little crammed because of the aggressiveness, but there is more than enough room for my feet to stay comfortable. To be honest, not sure exactly what the no-edge technology is, but I feel everything with my feet. With every type of climbing, these are my go-to shoes for when I feel like I really want to push myself. The heels feel great and have a good amount of room. They were exactly true to size, as I wear a 8.5 in mens size and bought a 41 and they're perfect.

        Effectively Comfortable.

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Got a chance to test this out a few times. Toe box is very accommodating, the heel is slightly narrower, but this thing slays anything you put it on? Smearing? No problem? Micro Edging? Easy peasy.

        I did only get one chance to put them on some real rock the rest was in the gym, but was very impressed with how well it gripped the granite. the P3 no edge allowed for me to feel everything I had my toes touch.

        Give me a call at 801-523-4066 or email me at jrepman@backcountry.com for any further question

        He loves them

        • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

        I got these for my brother as a birthday gift because he's been wearing them for years and has gone through yet another pair. Obviously, the thinks these shoes are awesome and he refuses to wear anything else. What he likes the most is how soft and responsive they are, and how they feel like a slipper but fit like a glove. He downsized at least two full sizes from his street shoe size because he likes his shoes really tight and these stretch a decent amount.

        So comfortable!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        My boyfriend used to wear the 5.10 team shoes and I finally convinced him to switch to these futuras because of how comfortable they are! They fit perfectly and are molded to his feet. Had to downsize a bit from his other shoes but once we found the right size, his heel never slipped. He loves them.

        May 7, 2018 The Futura Of Climbing

        Check out La Sportiva's in depth look into the Futura. Be on the look out for a small colorway change as well as an all new 2018 women's version to hit the site soon. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me directly at weads@backcountry.com or (801) 523-4052