La Sportiva Futura Women’s
Technical face climbing, hard trad, bouldering, steeps
The Futura has a notoriously aggressive fit, and works best a half- size European down off your usual Sportiva fit.
Slightly asymmetrical, downturned last; leather/ synthetic uppers; 1.1mm LaspoFlex ( toe only) midsole; Fast Lacing System hook-and- loop closure; 3mm XS Grip2 sole
The Futura fuses Sportiva’s No-Edge Technology and Fast Lacing System to create a franken- sending hybrid that excels on micro- holds, edging, and steeps. “These shoes are super precise,” said one tester. “I felt stable on a foothold the size of a nickel” Smearing break- in will take patience.