27 Pros/Cons of La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoes

La Sportiva Futura

$185.00 MSRP

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User Ratings

4.5/5 based on 136 user ratings.

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Specs

  • Closure System: Single Velcro
  • Upper: Suede Leather and Micro Fiber
  • Lining: None
  • Insole: None
  • Midsole: 1.1mm LaspoFlex (toe only) with P3
  • Outsole: 3mm Vibram XS Grip2
  • Last: Slip Last
  • Symmetry: Low- Med Asymmetry
  • Profile: Aggressive
  • Sensitivity: High
  • Hardness: Soft
  • Weight:
  • Special Feature: No Edge Technology
  • Color: Blue, Mint Green
  • Sizes: 32-46 EU
Aggressive Climbing Shoes

AGGRESSIVE

Moderate Asymmetry

Low-Med ASYMMETRY

Soft Climbing

SOFT RUBBER

The Good

  • Comfortable for an aggressive shoe.
  • Great for short overhanging sport climbing or bouldering.
  • The majority of users agree that the heel fits and performs well for heel hooking.
  • Most users appreciated their sensitivity.
  • Good for edging and smearing.
  • Quick break in time.
  • Easy to get on and off.
  • Users were divided on durability, but a larger majority reported 6+ months of use.
  • 6 users were happy that the fit molded to their feet.
  • 4 users thought the rubber was high quality.
  • 3 users thought they work well for technical overhanging climbs.
  • 3 users thought it has good flexibility for slab climbing.
  • 2 users appreciated the confidence they had with foot placement.
  • 2 users mention they work well for a wide forefoot.
  • 1 user thought they work well for matching feet.

The Bad

  • Fragile closure system.
  • Users were divided on toe hook performance.
  • 7 users reported a baggy and loose heel.
  • 6 users were not happy with the shoes' high price.
  • 6 users did not think it was a good shoe for beginners.
  • 5 users reported the rubber seams on the toe peeling.
  • 4 users reported the rand seams on the heel peeling.
  • 4 users were frustrated that their foot placement had to be more precise.
  • 2 users thought they were painful on sharp rock.
  • 2 users mentioned they were not supportive enough for long routes.
  • 1 user reported ripping the heel stitching.
  • 1 user thought they performed poorly on plastic gym holds.

Fit and Sizing

Sizes based on 36 user testimonials.

Stay True
3%
1/2 Size Down
6%
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0%
2 Sizes Down
23%
2 1/2 Sizes Down
29%
3 Sizes Down
19%
3 1/2 Sizes Down
14%
4 Sizes Down
6%

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