La Sportiva Futura
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
Excellent high-performance shoe. Very comfortable with a glove-like fit
I've used these shoes extensively outdoors for about 12 months. Although these aren't a shoe for every occasion, they are my go-to-shoe. The no-edge takes some getting used to, but now I like it.
As for sizing, I don't know how I'm able to downsize so much more than others, but I wear these in a 40, and I'm SIZE 11.5 STREET! These shoes do stretch, but now they are perfect, and I can comfortably wear them standing without any pain.
The Futuras are much easier to put on than the Solutions, which are very restrictive for a high-arch, high-volume foot like mine.
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What can one write about the La Sportiva Futura? Cute; ''the Futura is here.'' Obvious; ''La Sportiva's latest rock shoe,the Futura, is aptly named.'' Abused metaphor; ''with the Futura, La Sportiva has hit another home run.'' That last one is really dumb, it is a rock shoe after all, not a cleated shoe. OK, just know this- 1) La Sportiva dominates the rock shoe world with the number of cutting edge designs, and 2) the Futura is their newest model. 'nuff said. New ''no-edges'' concept from the Speedster gives the maximum edging advantage right out of the box Fast Lacing System from the Solution gives you a snug, precise fit P3(R) - Permanent Power Platform used in climbing shoes to maintain the downturned shape of the shoe for the life of the shoe. Lets you crank on overhangs and climb like a monkey XS Grip - The hardest and stickiest climbing rubber on the market made for La Sportiva by Vibram(R). 3mm thick
A futuristic climbing shoe, the La Sportiva Futura climbing shoe excels at all modern climbing applications.
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.
Free Shipping. La Sportiva Men's Futura Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Futura Shoe New in.No Edgesin. technology gives the maximum edging advantage right out of the box P3 technology lets you crank on overhangs and climb like a monkey Fast lacing system from the solution gives a snug precise fit Excellent sensitivity for extremely technical projects The SPECS of the La Sportiva Men's Futura Shoe Weight: 8 oz / 225 g Construction: Slip Lasted Last: PD 75 Linning: Unlined Sole: 3 mm Vibram Extra Small Grip2 The SPECS for Upper Leather Synthetic Leather The SPECS for Midsole 1.1 mm LaspoFlex (toe only) with P3 This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.