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La Sportiva Futura
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award  
Price $185.00 at Backcountry
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$195.00 at REI
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$180.00 at REI
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$195.00 at REI
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$185.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Incredible sensitivity, great edging, durabilityVersatile, durable, comfortableGreat precision, aggressive/down turned toe tip, sensitive, great toe and heel hooking, precise fit, comfortable, easy on/offBest edging shoe on the marketExtremely precise toe, extra heel sensitivity, comfortable for an aggressive shoe
Cons Specalized use, expensive, might be hard to resoleExpensiveNot comfortable for all-day climbing, expensive, not the most versatile, hard to fit, single strap broke prematurelyExpensivePricey, tall toe box, too narrow for some feet
Bottom Line An incredibly sensitive and comfortable shoe that excels at edgingAn awesome shoe for long climbs requiring a variety of crack climbing and edging techniquesA tried and true modern classic, this model excels while steep and technical climbingThis high performance model is the ultimate balance of support and sensitivityA comp-oriented shoe with a plethora of nice features
Rating Categories La Sportiva Futura La Sportiva Katana Lace La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Genius La Sportiva Solution Comp
Edging (20%)
9
9
9
10
9
Cracks (20%)
7
9
8
6
7
Comfort (20%)
7
9
7
7
7
Pockets (20%)
9
8
9
9
9
Sensitivity (20%)
10
8
9
10
9
Specs La Sportiva Futura La Sportiva Katana... La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Genius La Sportiva...
Style Velcro Lace Velcro Lace Velcro
Upper Leather/Synthetic Leather Leather/Lorica Leather / Lorica Suede leather / Microfiber Leather, microfiber
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Lining Unlined Pacific (forefoot and back) HF in toe box and arch area only Unlined Pacific, lycra
Rubber Type Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Edge Vibram XS Grip 2 Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Grip2
Rubber Thickness (millimeters) 3 mm 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm 4 mm
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