The La Sportiva Men's Futura Shoe is a downturned climbing shoe for multiple climbing settings. The Fast Lacing System criss-crosses over your foot and secures with Velcro for a tight fit that won't fall off. The lightweight fabric is also thin, so you can feel the tiniest edges and power on through. The synthetic leather resists stretch for a stable fit throughout. The Vibram XS Grip2 finishes off the shoe with 3mm of sticky rubber.
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Futura Shoe
New "no edges" 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
Midsole: 1.1 mm LaspoFlex (toe only) with P3
Sole: 3mm Vibram XS Grip2
Construction: Slip Lasted
Last: PD 75
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"Great shoe, last a long time although some issues"
I have had this pair of shoes for a year now. I sport climb 2-3 times a week mostly indoors at my local climbing gym Planet Rock. Each climbing session is at least 3 hours each time. After having these for a year I am finally starting to have some decent toe wear and will be getting these resoled in a month or so. Shoes are amazing for holding small chips and building confidence in your feet. However due to the super aggressive nature of these shoes I do notice it is sometimes hard to smear with these. I sized down pretty drastic on these shoes with going 2 size smaller than my street shoe. I wish i would have gone 1.5 sizes down as I sometimes focus on foot discomfort rather than sending my route some days. Biggest problem I noticed with this shoe is there is space in the shoe and my heel.Overall I like these shoes and would recommend them to a friend and I am even thinking about purchasing another pair for when I send these in to get resoled.
"depends entirely what your looking for, but beware what your been sold"
"The Futuras are an aggressive elite climbing shoe, designed to excel on steep routes. They are not designed as an everyday indoor bouldering shoe” "durability is not its primary concern”.These are direct quotes from correspondence with the distributor of La Sportiva in England, Lyon. Various websites and sellers may tell you that these boots are suitable for indoor bouldering and excel at all climbing techniques, but do not believe the hype! I have been told straight from the horses mouth that these shoes are not an everyday shoe, not designed for bouldering, and not durable. Also La Sportiva have backed up the comments of the distributors.I climb at my local climbing gym twice a week for a few hours at a time at an intermediate level so after 5 months when these boots suffered from significant wear and a snapped fastening device I was incredibly disappointed.Lyon told me you have to sacrifice lifespan when using such “elite” boots, however I have no problem climbing in my S
the first day i climbed in these shoes i flashed two of my bouldering projects that were footwork intensive and immediately fell in love with them. Definitely a great buy and i will be climbing in these for a long time to come.
"Amazing, Sensitive, and Comfortable Shoe unlike any other"
I am a size 11 street shoe, and have found a size 43 to fit very well. The fit is very snug, and provides some pressure on the end of my toes which touch the front. When my weight is pushed into the sole my toes actually press into the lining and rubber and extend a little beyond where the traditional sole would end. This, combined with sensitive and sticky rubber, makes for fantastic edging. This shoe is very sensitive, while also not being very painful, due to the stiffness of the midsole. The shoe allows you to feel every part of the rock (or foot hold in my case) without being painful. This awareness allows for pushing off of the hold in a very specific way, and allows you to feel exactly how much weight you are placing on the hold. The downturn is less than the solution, which is better for smearing. When they say the "no edge" technology truly does make you feel closer to the rock; I have been able to complete multiple boulder problems in this shoe that I could not in others.
"OMG!!!! These go so well with my blue harness!!!!!!!"
But really, these are beautiful! These are the only aggressive shoe I've worn that I can stand wearing. It fits my foot so well. Don't expect much stretch. The synthetic upper gives just enough to break in and form nicely to your foot, but don't expect any extra room to appearThe rubber is amazing! it's 3mm so you can feel everything, but at the same time it doesn't feel flimsy at all. Combine that with the sweet "no edges" thing and I can stick to even the smallest edges.I just wish I could have gotten a different size shoe for each foot. It seems my left foot a lot larger than my right...
"Takes a while to get use to toe, but you won't want another shoe afterwards"
Awesome shoes. I transitioned from the muiras with much reluctance, well worth it. These shoes are great if you like a sensitive toe for delicate climbing. I've given these shoes hell from the gym, hard overhanging sport, gritty slab, to even a few crack climbs.. and they're still chugging along. I would have blown through the toes on a pair of muiras months ago. Moral of the story is the toe takes some time to get acquired to, but give it a few days and you'll see how great these shoes are.
I have been really happy with the performance of these shoes. I sized down 2 sizes from my street size and they hurt incredibly bad for the first 2 days but they broke in quickly and now they feel perfect. I recommend going smaller than you think you need, they stretch quite a bit and the velcro doesn't do much, they are essentially slippers. I have found that the edging is pretty terrible on gym holds, but they are incredible and stick to anything outside (I climb mostly on sandstone), which is ok for me since I bought them to be my outdoor shoes. It took a while for me to get used to the sensitivity of these, but the more I use them the more I like being able to feel what I'm stepping on.