La Sportiva has introduced a new climbing shoe concept. It may look odd when you see it on the shelf but here’s what they have to say about it: The Futura model belongs to the innovative No-Edge generation. The No-edge concept eliminates the traditional edges of the sole. This allows the foot to come into closer contact with the rock surface, thus enhancing foot sensitivity and allowing a greater, homogenous push on the hold. With the No-Edge construction climbing becomes more fluid, instinctive and harmonious. This construction method generates from the Speedster model and is suitable even for less experienced climbers as it represents a less extreme version of the latter model. The Fast Lacing System is quick, precise and easy to pull on. Futura: the No-edge climbing shoe. La Sportiva is known for their top end design and construction so this new approach to rock shoes will undoubtably be a good performer.