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La Sportiva



P3 ™
The Permanent Power Platform P3™ is a patented construction system maintaining the downturn shape of the climbing shoe for a longer period of time.
No-Edge ™
The patented No-Edge™ concept lessens the amount of rubber between the toes and the rock leading to a better sensitivity. The surface area in contact with the rock is hereby increased and supports the exertion of homogeneous pressure.

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Technical Details

Closing lacing Material mixed Toe Pad small Lining front and back Colors
Downturn moderate Asymmetry high Toe Angle medium Pre-tension aggressive Last PD 85
Foot Width average Foot Volume high Foot Shape universal Heel Cup slim
Sole Vibram® XS Grip 2™ Rubber supersoft Sole Thickness 3mm Midsole LaspoFlex Midsole Type unknown (soft) Midsole Thickness 1.1mm Tension System P3-System® w/ Slingshot Heel Cup Sensitivity medium
Weight 440g Release Year 2015 List Price € 159€ List Price $ 195$

The Genius is La Sportiva's most versatile climbing shoe for edging. It was designed with innovative features like the No-Edge™ technology which means it has a rounded toe that provides a molding effect on different footholds and delivers good edging performance. The shoe’s tension system uses powerful P3® patented technology and maintains an aggressive downturn optimal for steep climbing. The leather upper features microfiber mesh at the tongue for enhanced breathability and the Vibram® XS Grip 2™ made from soft rubber delivers greater traction. A secure asymmetrical enclosure system with laces ensures a snug, comfortable fit. The Laspoflex midsole is stiff at the toe and flexible around the heel so the heel cup fits snugly. Together with the overall aggressive downturn, the heel and toe feel well-linked and balanced. Overall, the combination of the shoe’s aggressive toe with extreme sensitivity allows for safe and precise footholds while climbing. The Genius is suitable for gym as well as outdoor climbing and won Climbing Magazine’s Editors' Choice 2015 and the “Best overall climbing shoe 2017” of OutdoorGearLab’s Editors' Choice.

Which size fits?

Fit Sizing
Comfort - 0.5
star Normal - 1.5
Performance - 2

We recommend for your profile to pick this shoe around -1.5 sizes smaller than your Street Shoe Size.

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