Stan Harris from the Castle Comp Squad has written a short review on his favourite rock shoes.
Thu 19/6/2014 at 17:40 by Paul
“For me, La Sportiva are the only climbing shoe brand that matter. The designs are funky and wacky, the shoe comfortable and the rubber is precise and ideal for all kinds of wall; slab or overhanging. I made my first Youth Climbing Series (YCS) finals in a pair of Katana’s and climbed my first 8a in Futuras. I have tried many other shoes: Five Ten, Scarpa, Evolv but none of them have performed as well for me as La Sportiva.”
Stan qualified for the National Youth Climbing Series in 2nd place for the London and SE area and has been to the finals for the last 3 years. We wish him luck in this year’s finals which are taking place in a couple of weekends, at Ratho in Edinburgh.
And a bit of blurb from La Sportiva on the Futuras…………..
The No Edge concept brings your foot closer to the rock for better edging performance, increased sensitivity and more homogeneous wear. An all-synthetic upper does not stretch out and the Fast Lacing System® cinches down with a hook and loop closure. The P3® platform gives you the downturned power needed for hard boulder problems. The overall feel of the shoe is lightweight, thin and sensitive for hi-performance bouldering, sport climbing, technical trad climbing and gym climbing. These are little Ferraris for your feet that give you the ability to feel the texture of the rock climbing surface and stand on the tiniest edges.
•New "no-edges" concept from the Speedster gives the maximumedging advantage right out of the box
•P3 technology lets you crank on overhangs and climb like a monkey
•Fast Lacing System from the Solution gives you a snug, precise fit
•Excellent sensitivity for extremely technical projects