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Futura

SP20R600100U36
(53)
$126.28
$193.32

Expecting stock for preorder sizes mid - to late Septemeber

The La Sportiva Futura is an aggressive high end climbing shoe which features the No-Edge construction. No-Edge means that the the traditional edge of the sole is eliminated in favour of a rounded profile, this allows your foot to get closer to the rock than ever before increasing sensitivity and also distributing the load better for a more homogeneous push. The Futura is built on a fairly downturned last which means that they will perform well on overhanging routes with the extra pull which is generated, but they are not so severe that vertical/slab climbing is made difficult. Other details of the Futura include the P3 permanent power platform to maintain the tension and shape of the shoe throughout their life and a fast lacing system which tightens accurately but also lets you get your boots on and off sharpish.

Details:

  • Upper: Suede leather combined with microfiber. Slip lasted.
  • Lining: None
  • Midsole: Anatomical support in Hytrel in the metatarsal region + P3 system.
  • Sole: Vibram® XS Grip2 3mm.
  • Patents: Fast Lacing System and P3 System (Permanente Power Platform)
  • Weight: 430g (pair, size 39)
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Video reviews

No Edge Technology Explained by Sportiva

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La Sportiva No-Edge Concept

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La Sportiva Futura

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How I choose the correct size?

All climbing shoe models fit differently. We put together our 'shoeculator' to help you find the right size in a new model, compared to your old climbing shoes or street shoes.

Choose from the options below to find your size in the La Sportiva Futura
Climbing Shoe
or
Street Shoe

This sizing advice is based on two pairs of brand new shoes. Leather shoes tend to stretch more than synthetic shoes. When switching from synthetic to leather you may want to select a smaller size.

Expecting stock for preorder sizes mid - to late Septemeber

The La Sportiva Futura is an aggressive high end climbing shoe which features the No-Edge construction. No-Edge means that the the traditional edge of the sole is eliminated in favour of a rounded profile, this allows your foot to get closer to the rock than ever before increasing sensitivity and also distributing the load better for a more homogeneous push. The Futura is built on a fairly downturned last which means that they will perform well on overhanging routes with the extra pull which is generated, but they are not so severe that vertical/slab climbing is made difficult. Other details of the Futura include the P3 permanent power platform to maintain the tension and shape of the shoe throughout their life and a fast lacing system which tightens accurately but also lets you get your boots on and off sharpish.

Details:

  • Upper: Suede leather combined with microfiber. Slip lasted.
  • Lining: None
  • Midsole: Anatomical support in Hytrel in the metatarsal region + P3 system.
  • Sole: Vibram® XS Grip2 3mm.
  • Patents: Fast Lacing System and P3 System (Permanente Power Platform)
  • Weight: 430g (pair, size 39)

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Video reviews

No Edge Technology Explained by Sportiva

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La Sportiva No-Edge Concept

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La Sportiva Futura

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Reviews & ratings

Average rating

Based on 53 ratings
4.64

Product reviews (5)

Eirik K-pop
Eirik K-pop
Nov 16, 2017

I've had these shoes for a year now, and they've been mutilated indoors, as well as tested on gneiss and granite in Norway, and limestone and sandstone in Spain.

Performance: The initial performance of these shoes surprised me. I'd read numerous reviews stating that "you have to learn how to climb in these shoes", which I found to be not true at all. Out of the box, they were easy to use. The shoes edge fairly well (can't really be compared to the Scarpa Instinct VS, for instance, but still good), but their performance really stuck out when it came to toeing in on holds in overhung terrain. They toe-hook sufficiently, although I've had better. They initially worked excellently for heel-hooking, although the stretch has left the heel baggy (more on this later). Smearing is obviously a dream, as this shoe is very flexible and supple. All in all fairly good performance.

Fit/comfort: I found the Futura's to be incredible comfortable, considering the downturned shape. I sized down half a size from my Solutions, which initially was a great fit, and as small as I could get into. They've got a fairly wide toe-box, and a meshy soft upper, while the flexibility/sensitivity of the shoe helps making them even more comfortable.

Durability: This is the reason why I most likely won't buy these shoes again. Although the rubber on the toe is surprisingly durable and long-lasting (they've been my go-to shoe for training for about a year), there are some other issues. I downsized as much as I possibly could with these shoes, because I'd been told that they stretched out quite a bit. This proved to be an understatement, as my pair gave out too much, leaving the heel all baggy and fairly useless for small/techy heel-hooks. What's more, the heel on my left shoe tore open along the stitches after about a month of use while putting them on (not during a heel-hook), which is a problem I've heard other people encounter as well.

All in all fairly good performance. Initially. Given their price, I'd expect the Futura to be more well-crafted. I'd not recommend these shoes, with the stretch and torn heel being the sole reason. Other then that, they perform well.

James Am
James Am
Mar 12, 2017

Snug fitting pair of aggressive rock shoes, that I'm using for bouldering and have had them for two months at the point of review. I'm wearing a 42 and my street shoe is a uk10.

The most noticeable detail is the p3 rand ensuring the shape of the shoe is always working closely with your foot, wrapping under the arch of your foot. No edge technology isn't mind blowing on the first session but after getting used to them when changing back to edged shoes the difference can really be felt. I feel confident edging small details, smearing and using small pockets. And the rubber is really sticky. I guess it's not for everyone but I'm enjoying climbing style it offers a great deal. The heels aren't anything new but do the job fine as much as any other heel and toe hooking can be a little slippery.

Big thank you to the team at Bananafingers, really helpful and knowledgeable about the large range of kit at their store and excellent online service.

Jiexun Li
Jiexun Li
Sep 29, 2016

I wish more shoe companies would all just go with mondo point, which is based on the metric measurement system. My feet size is 256mm, and I wear a UK6.5 on these for a perfect fit. Hope this helps people make a decision on the sizing.

Unlike shoes make of hard synthetic material, Futuras are very soft and conforms well to the shape of the feet, allowing for high sensitivity when climbing. Combined with the No-Edge design, it allows you to climb almost telepathically.

Some people claim that the No-Edge series allows for less precise placement of the feet. Which is true, but that doesn't mean it allows you to get away with poor foot work. What it does is force you to stop relying on the false edges of edged shoes and use your own footwork to step on the foot holds. The fact that you don't really have to think about the foot placement highlights the sensitivity of the No-Edge design.

I would recommend everyone to at least give the No-Edge design a go. If the Futuras and Genius are too expensive, the Speedster is about 3/4 of the price.

Adam Sutton
Adam Sutton
Jun 29, 2016

I managed to snag a pair of these from my local gym on sale and wore them almost every day for 8 months - which, unfortunately, means I wore through them.

I was disappointed to learn that I couldn't order more of them from the gym without it taking 6 months of waiting. However Banana Fingers had my back.

The Futura is an awesome shoe that I love, allowing a good sensitive toe while have no edge for perfect foot placement every time. This is aided by a nice tack rubber. The toe-box is perfect, which is comfortable and means that I can wear these bad boys super tight. They fit like suction cups and don't think I'll ever really like a Sportiva shoe more.

Alex Coffey
Alex Coffey
Jul 09, 2015

I did a lot of research on shoes and tried on a lot of pairs. At the end of the day, Your feet will only fit good in a few pairs. I was lucky enough that the Futura fit my perfectly, out of the box. I mostly lead vertical outdoors and some overhanging lead indoors. I was weary of the "No Edge" feature but it's been amazing. I honestly didn't realize what sensitivity was until I tried these outdoors for the first time. They're so sticky it's an instant advantage. If the shoe fits, get these bad boys!

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