- Short Description
- CONSTRUCTION: Slip Lasted
- UPPER: Leather / Synthetic Leather
- LINING: Unlined
- MIDSOLE: 1.1mm LaspFlex (toe only) with P3
- SOLE: 3mm Vibram XS Grip2
- LAST: PD 75
- FIT: Performance w/ High Asymmetry
- WEIGHT: 8 oz / 225 g
- Brand Name
- La Sportiva
- Color Name
Vibram® XS Grip
The hardest and stickiest climbing rubber on the market made for La Sportiva by Vibram®. XS Grip comes in a number of different thickness' including 3.5 mm, 4 mm, and 5 mm. This proprietary formula surpasses all others in edging ability and smearing performance while remaining durable and even wearing.
Permanent Power Platform used in climbing shoes to maintain the downturned shape of the shoe for the life of the shoe.
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Aggressively downturned shoe is very comfortable and responsive to even the most flimsy of footholds. Velcro straps are better than most when it comes to crack climbing. Heel is a bit spacious, but holds well.
Fit is slightly tighter than that of the 42M La Sportiva solutions (at least my pair). On par w/ 42 Miura VS. Fits my narrow, low volume foot well. \n\nVibram XS Grip is sticky and the shoe is very sensitive -- but I think I need to put some more time in these before I comment on the no-edge concept.\n\nAs always, build quality and finish on La Sportiva products are great.
I wanted and aggressive shoe for climbing in the gym and wasn't disappointed. The no-edge design works amazingly well. When you put the shoe on it sucks onto the foot. I had to size them one size larger than what I wear for the Katana Laced. Liked them so much, I bought a second pair when they went on sale.
I purchased the Futura for bouldering in the gym. The shoes are very aggressive so you should try them out before purchasing. The no edge design works well.
Most sensitive rock boot available. I prefer this to both the Genius and Speedster.
There is no better shoe available worldwide. I've tried all of the, including the Speedster and Genius, and I still prefer the Futura.
Good shoe. Despite what Sportiva says about sizing I found that you still have to down size at least 3 sizes to get this shoe to perform near the Speedster. Still prefer the sensitivity of the speedster
Once you get used to these shoes you can never climb with shoes, with edges, again. They are so sensitive and change the way you climb all angles of rock.