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La Sportiva Genius

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The La Sportiva Genius is a technical and performance, lace up climbing shoe from the 'no-edge' range, aimed at top-end sport climbing.

Providing a precise and close, yet surprisingly comfortable fit when fitted correctly, the La Sportiva Genius lace-ups might provide a great 'no edge' alternative for those with lower volume feet to the Futura. The suede leather/microfibre combination upper is well bolstered with rubber just where you'd want it, meaning the shoe will hold its shape even after extensive use, as well as giving enhanced performance on heel and toe-hooks. 

Allowing you to get closer to the rock, the 'no edge' technology gives the Genius three distinct improvements: increased sensitivity, homogenous pressure and adaptability. They can basically take on anything you throw their way. The Laspoflex midsole combined to the P3 Patent System means the shoe retains its push-pull toe power throughout its lifespan, and provides solid support even if the shoe is not worn excessively tightly. This construction feature, along with the speed-lacing system, makes the shoe adaptable to a broad spectrum of foot shapes. 


If you require some assistance with sizing this climbing shoe to your particular needs click here: Rock Climbing Shoe Sizing Guide

No-Edge Technology in Detail

  • Sensitivity is improved thanks to the reduced layer of rubber - the No-Edge construction system reduces the distance between the foot and the rock surface, enhancing foot sensitivity on holds.
  • Specifically developed to provide "homogenous pressure", whereby the absence of any edges allows the foot to exert an all-round equal push on the inner side of the shoe.
  • The No-Edge design maximises the surface area in contact with the foot under all conditions.


  • Lining: Unlined
  • Midsole: Anatomical support in Hytrel in the metatarsal region + P3 system
  • Outsole: Vibram® XSGrip2 (3mm)
  • Upper: Suede leather combined with microfibre
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Last: No-Edge
  • Closure: Lace
  • Weight: 450g (EU 39)

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David s.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

La sportiva genius review

Like the last reviewer I originally sized these down as this is what I normally do with testerossa.For my shape foot (Greek) I found it didn't work so I sized up from 36.5 to 37.5 Perfect fit.Great all round shoes for steep climbing indoors and out.On my feet the shape of the toe box (marginally less pointy than futura ) means slightly less feel on some pocket shapes but overall a great shoe and balances out with the la futura as it feels somewhat stiffer and has stayed this way after 3 months use (2-3 times a week)

Travis B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Best climbing shoe I've bought

Got the shoe in my street size UK 9 (EU43) after having to send the original pair back which I got in (42) and the fit is spot on right down to the heel which in most shoes I've had doesn't feel right! The shoe has performed well on Yorkshire Limestone which it seems to be well suited for, can't wait to see how it does when I pop over to the peak and try some grit and maybe abroad.

Jake M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Great shoes, even better price

Big fan of the la sportiva shoes. They’ve been my go to climbing shoe for a couple of years now. Having finally put my previous pair out of commission I opted to get some more. Rock+run had the lowest price by a country mile. They were dispatched and delivered promptly too. Overall I am very happy with the experience!

Hayden D.
United Kingdom

La sportive soltion

Great adjustment heal is very sensitivite and the no edge gives you good precision on small holds amazing shoes

Patrick S.
United Kingdom

Great shoes and fest delivery

My 4th pair of these and love them.


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