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.
Upper: Suede leather combined with microfiber. Slip lasted.
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)