The Futura is a lightweight and precise shoe that excels on climbs where having a sensitive performer on your foot matters. It uses La Sportiva’s patented no-edge concept, which brings your foot closer to the rock for better edging. It’s built with an all-synthetic upper that doesn’t stretch out and the lacing system gives a quick and secure seal. In terms of out-ofthe-box performance, it’s among the top five shoes in the world. There’s almost no break-in period and the low-volume model is an esthetically brilliant product. For competition climbing, it is a masterpiece, not requiring anything more than the confidence of the user on all styles of climbing. For outdoors, it is delicate and confidence-inspiring, but will wear quickly. In the gym, it is a training tool for precise footwork.