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For rock climbing shoes: Choose soft shoes two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size. We recommend you fit your trad shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size. Remember to factor in stretch. Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch about one full size. Lined shoes stretch about a half size. Remember: a well-fit comfortable shoe will work better than an ill-fitting tighter shoe.

For boots: Add one half size to your street shoe size. You should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking downhill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new go 2's! Hi, I've owned 5 pairs of climbing shoes prior to the Futura's. Four of which are by 5.10. The other is the Scarpa Instinct vs which I loved. I decided to try out La sportiva since my Scarpa's got stolen! But so far, so good for the La Sportiva Futura's! As far as sizing goes, my street shoe is a 9. I like to wear my street shoes half size up for all day comfort. I have a slightly wider foot then normal. I sized down on the Futura's to a 6.5 (39) which was recommended by the guy working for La Sportiva. That's 2.5 sizes down from my street shoe. It's a tight snug fit but I'm happy with the size I got. I've been climbing in them 3 times a week for 2 months now they have not seemed to stretched out. Although I do have to take them off after every climb due to pain and discomfort by sizing down so much, they are so flexible and easy to put on and take off after each climb. They feel great on the wall! I'd go bigger if I wanted something i could walk around in. But I bought these for performance! I love the sensitivity of being able to feel the rock. Don't expect these to turn you into spiderman and stick to the walls without trying. These will train your weak points. The sensitivity taught me to maintain the pressure on that foot hold! Loving these for toe hooks, heel hooks, and edging! However I wouldn't recommend them for running and dancing. They are not cheap and hear they may be difficult to get resoled. Not sure how they would do for sport climbing, Ive only done bouldering in the Futura's! I've done several v7's in the indoor gyms with these. I would highly recommend them if your looking for a bouldering shoe with an aggressive down turn shape and a barefoot feel!
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent shoe, but not for every type of climb This shoe is absolutely amazing at what it does. I have been using it now for several months and I use these shoes for the routes that I know I will have a hard time with physically. I only climb indoors, and they work amazingly better than my Otakis in almost every scenario. The only downside to them that I have noticed is that when I have used them when I do a set of 3+ routes in immediate succession, the arches of my feet get really tired. Whereas with my Otakis they do not. The futura is NOT a stiff shoe AT ALL. It is an extremely flexible and soft shoe, which is what makes it so great. The 3mm rubber is very noticeable in how much more feel it gives you on the holds. There have literally been times when I stood on a foothold with my otakis and slipped off and then put on the futuras and put my foot on the same foothold and stood on it just fine. The flexibility of the shoe allows much more rubber to contact hard sloping footholds much better than a stiff shoe. The no-edge technology absolutely works and is fantastic in most scenarios, and you can actually FEEL how much better your toes are gripping the holds. I would not classify this at all as a beginner's shoe though. Unless you are very used to climbing shoes, these shoes will probably hurt too much to use. The shoes do force you to be more precise in your footwork if you want them to work as well as they can, but it is absolutely worth it. My Otakis are a fairly aggressive shoe and I have them at a size 42, but I had to go down to the 41 for the futuras to get them to fit right. This is a VERY snug fitting shoe, but dang it does not bother me at all because of how well this shoe performs. The shoe has stretched VERY LITTLE in the time I have been using them
Date published: 2017-11-04
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Questions & Answers

I wear a La Sportiva Men's Tarantulace size 44 and they're great. But now I'm looking for an aggressive shoe that can help me climb more technical routes. I usually wear a street shoe sized 11.5. What do you recommend my size be in these?

Asked by: kyle89
​The Tarantulace and the Futura have similar sizing. A size 44 sounds like a good size to try.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-10-12
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