Main Features of the La Sportiva Futura
- Recommended use: Technical, steep
- Fit: Wide; Down-turned
- Stiffness: Soft
- Upper: Leather, Lorica® - no lining
- Sole: Vibram® XS Grip2™ - 3mm thick
- Fastening: Fast lacing velcro closure system
The La Sportiva Futura is a senstive and technical high-end rock shoe, aggressively down-turned making it perfect for steep technical climbing. The Futura uses 'no edge' technology similar to that of the La Sportiva Speedster which gives you maximum sensitivity and feel between your foot and the rock. As in the illustrations below you can see that with the shape of the edge of the rubber, your foot is closer to the rock when you climb with a more uniform pressure coming from the toes for better grip and stability on footholds in a wide range of positions.
The Futura also utilises the P3 (Permanent Power Platform) system which retains the arched shape of the shoe climb after climb. Once you get used to the idea of a climbing shoe without an edge, you'll see that with the increased sensitivity and rock awareness, the Futura really excels on steep rock, and hard boulder problems.
Please note: As a rough guide, The La Sportiva Futura is similar in fit to the La Sportiva Solution
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