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.