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La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe


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    28 Reviews


    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
    [toe] LaspoFlex (1.1mm)
    Vibram XS Grip 2
    PD 75
    aggressive downturn
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    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 .

    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.

    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!

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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

    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.


    • 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.

    Incredible and versatile

      The negative and moderate reviews led me to write one of my own because they boil down to 2 things:
      1.People not knowing what they want in a shoe.
      2. Improper sizing.

      I wear a 43 La Sportiva approach shoe and have the Futura, Skwama, Testarossa, and Otaki all in a 40 and could still go down half a size. I think this is even more important for no edge shoes, which definitely need a lot of big toe knuckling for the No Edge concept to "work". The "crimp with your toes and pull in" comment below is precisely what these shoes are designed to do and I've climbed in a ton of soft shoes and feel that they hold their own with all but the softest (Drago, Team XVI, Furia S), but can out edge them all no questions asked which makes them a much more versatile shoe.

      They will punish you if your footwork is bad or you just place an edge and push. I had no issue switching to them and can switch to and from normal shoes with no adjustment period. I wouldn't use them for certain micro edging situations, but those occasions are super rare.

      It's also one of the most adjustable slippers as you can pull the lacing system tighter in just the toe box, just the heel, or both.

      Lastly, they last a long time due to not relying on an edge and not having the normal glue line where the sole meets the toe cap. This area is where most shoes get eaten alive by textured gym walls.

      If you don't know your size, use SizeSquirrel, but these should never be sized like an all day, flat toe'd comfort shoe,

      Pretty great shoes

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

      I used these a few times in my local bouldering gym and they performed pretty well. They are def an aggressive shoe made for technical climbing. For that it performed well, but it just didn't fit my foot well. I have a narrow foot but a boxy toe box and it just wasn't fitting me well. I may have needed to go down a half size or even a full size on these.

      Great shoe but just a strange fit.

      fine shoe, not a fan of the no edge

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Worn this shoe about 12 times indoors and a couple times outside, really not into the no edge design. In situations where I would toe in and basically crimp with my toes, I end up blowing the foot. Also the feel is very different. In a normal shoe I feel a defined point that is the sweet spot and I can accurately place that point. With these, it feels like there isn't a specific point, but a blunt clog on my toe.

      For sizing I'm a 10 (43.5), and wear a 41.5 in pythons, 42 in mythos, and got these in a 42. They were tight at first but stretched out perfectly and are really comfy. Probably going to sell them and get something with normal edge design

      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.