La Sportiva Genius Review
Can a shoe really be comfortable and high performance? And does no edge technology really stand up to its claims?
As I pulled on the Genius for the first time, the thing I noticed straight away was the “out of the box” comfort. I’ve never pulled on a technical shoe which has felt so immediately snug. A quick test around the bouldering wall confirmed La Sportiva’s description of these shoes, soft and secure.
At first I was dubious of the “no edge technology”. Was it just marketing hype? A friend of mine, who’d just climbed his first 8b+ shortly after buying a pair, unequivocally said these shoes had changed his climbing because “they were forgiving of poor footwork on small holds.” Sounded perfect to me!