La Sportiva Futura

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Excellent high-performance shoe. Very comfortable…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150

Summary

Excellent high-performance shoe. Very comfortable with a glove-like fit

Pros

  • Fit
  • Rubber

Cons

  • Price

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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Free Shipping. La Sportiva Men's Futura Shoe 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 SPECIFICATIONS of the La Sportiva Men's Futura Shoe Weight: 8 oz / 225 g Upper: Leather/ Synthetic Leather Lining: Unlined Midsole: 1.1 mm LaspoFlex (toe only) with P3 Sole: 3mm Vibram XS Grip2 Construction: Slip Lasted Last: PD 75 This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

The No Edge concept brings your foot closer to the rock for better edging performance, increased sensitivity and more homogeneous wear. An all-synthetic upper does not stretch out and the Fast Lacing System cinches down with a hook and loop closure. The P3 platform gives you the downturned power needed for hard boulder problems. The overall feel of the shoe is lightweight, thin and sensitive for hi-performance bouldering, sport climbing, technical trad climbing and gym climbing. These are little Ferraris for your feet that give you the ability to feel the texture of the rock climbing surface and stand on the tiniest edges.

- RockCreek

The future of rock climbing is here with the Futura climbing shoe from La Sportiva USA. With No Edge concept design that brings the concave of your foot into uninhibited harmony with the rock face plus P3 platform technology that enhances the natural downward strength of the foot's extensor muscle, the Futura by La Sportiva is a lightweight, ergonomic and ultra-sensitive climbing shoe for extreme bouldering and rock climbing that causes on-lookers to question your mental health. PRODUCT FEATURES: New "no-edges" concept from the Speedster gives the maximumedging 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 you a snug, precise fit Excellent sensitivity for extremely technical projects

- Appalachian Outdoors

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

- OMCgear

A futuristic climbing shoe, the La Sportiva Futura climbing shoe excels at all modern climbing applications.

- EMS