La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe

The La Sportiva Futura Climbing Shoe forces your feet to do the dirty work themselves, but they get results, particularly when bouldering, and on steep and overhanging rock. With no edges, the shoes allow for more contact with the rock, and a more sensitive feel, but also do not allow for sloppy footwork, even though the rubber is grippy and the shoe snug. With an aggressive fit and a somewhat flexible sole, these are not suitable for beginners, and do not work well for all pitches, but will reward expert climbers who are willing to spend a bit of time re-learning how to climb well in these futuristic slippers.

Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoe

The Evolv Shaman Climbing Shoe is a versatile shoe that people love for its comfort in an aggressive style. Made with sticky rubber and a “love bump” to keep toes towards the front of the shoe in comfort, they are enjoyed most while bouldering, but make a good all-around shoe, especially for those just getting interested in an aggressive style. The fit can be fickle though, so try these shoes on before buying and be aware that, after a break-in period, they will stretch considerably.