Robert P.posted an image about La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe on December 5, 2014
Peeling rand and seams
Peeling rand and seams
I've been wearing these shoes for over a month, sport climbing on the east coast. They have performed excellently in all arenas: from steep sloper-jugs, to techy slaps. if where you are climbing, requires a lot of smearing and twisting, these are the shoes. Because the "No-Edge" rands, you can really twist and roll around on your toes, without worrying about a foot pop. This allows for intuitive movement, and quick foot placements. However, if you require power edging, these shoes do not provide excellent support.
The unlined, leather uppers are incredibly comfortable, and stretch a lot. The have a similar to the Miura VS's. Once they are broken in, they do not feel real aggressive. The glue La Sportiva uses is rather weak. Parts of the rand, and the toe patch are starting to separate from the shoe, as the rubber has a bulky fit on the shoe. I had the same problem with the Rubber splitting on from the heel.
My other shoes
La Sportiva Boulder X: 42.5 (street fit)
La Sportiva Lace-up Katana: 39.5 (comfort/tight fit)
La Sportiva Testarossa: 38.5 (tight fit)
La Sportiva Solution: 38.5 (very tight fit)
La Sportiva Futura: 38.5 (comfort/tight fit)
I thought these broke in rather quickly; after a few pitches.
These are a very comfortable pant for rock climbing. The fabric stretches well, so they do not restrict any movement. Also, the cut is nice, they are not too tight and do not feel baggy. There is a zippered thigh pocket, as well as back pocket with flaps to keep items in, and not fall out.
The material is a lot tougher than I expected them to be, as well as slightly water resistant. I once saw a review, saying the pant button was too big and uncomfortable with a harness and I do not think this is the case.
Good synthetic jacket with modest water repellency for those warm snow days. This jacket does a good job breathing and staying warm while wet. Better than down.
I took away one star because its tight in the back. Therefore when layering, movement can be restricted
This shoe performs well on everything. It's stiff sole and P3 allows for performance on small edges and the thin toe box gets into pockets well. I've even used these shoes in cracks. Being lace-ups, these will stay snug on your foot, while still being comfortable. The thing I like best about the Lace-up Katanas is the P3 and the neoprene tongue sewn in. I think this helps create that snug fit, even before lacing up.
The sizing is true to La Sportiva, which is Large for the size. What I've worn:
Lace-up Katana: 39 1/2
Miura VS: 39 1/2
Solution: 38 1/2
Testarossa: 38 1/2
Scarpa Boostic: 40
Scarpa Mago: 39 1/2
These are my go-to shoes. They are the Golden Boy. I wear these first go on almost any route. They can edge, step in pockets, heel hook, tech up slabs, and pull on steep terrain.
These are also, the LEAST durable shoes I've ever had (except for MadRock).
Miura VS- 39.5
I have had several pairs of Miura VS's and I just got the Boostics:
These shoes are awesome at technical edging. They are really stiff, and the shoe has a nice camber to them for back stepping. The heels are really tight to get on, at first. They break-in over a couple of days; now, my shoes have an aggressive-comfortable fit. The toe-box is very spacious, allowing for some comfort, with a tight fit. This toe-box is harder to fit in pockets. This is where the shoe suffers. If you're climbing pockety rock, these aren't as good as Miuras. That's is why I give these shoes 4 stars.
This is my favorite hoody for a cold morning or a night out on the town. The Breaker fleece has a nice athletic fit and cool colors.
This solar panel is so handy. Perfect for charging a phone or iPod while making coffee in the morning. This is great for anyone on the road. No need to waste gas or a car battery to charge hand held appliances.
I've used Petzl Spirits for a long time and these might be better. They have a larger nose to the biners, making clipping even smoother and less likely to get a finger caught. Also, the bottom of the biners are flat, therefore the sit in the dog one straight and don't kink to the side like spirits do.
This is my second one. This is the best rope there is. It has a nice handle to it with no break in period and maintains durability through a hard season.
This is an awesome layer! A comfortable fleece hoody, with a nice cut to it. It is not frumpy in the front and sits nice and flat, making layering more comfortable. It keeps the wind out, while looking hip and coming in cool colors.
The fit was true to size but I had troubles getting my meat hands through the cuffs. Since there is not a Velcro strap or elastic, this was not feasible for me.