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Win a pair of La Sportiva 'No Edge' Rock Shoes Winner

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WINNER: Pete3183 and Alkis

 

 

What Is La Sportiva's No Edge Technology?

La Sportiva Futura  © Lakeland Climbing Centre
The La Sportiva Futura, featuring No Edge Techology

From an indepth study of foot morphology and the way in which the foot is used during the various phases of rock climbing, on holds of different shapes and sizes, La Sportiva has devised the revolutionary "No Edge" Technology: a construction method that allows for the elimination of "edges" on the sole of the shoe giving a more fluid, precise and harmonious climb. The No Edge technology stems from three core concepts: sensitivity, uniform pressure and adaptability.

Construction

The No Edge construction perfectly follows the profile of the foot, which by nature has a curved shape, using a thinner layer of rubber and maintaining the same volume throughout the shoe. This solution allows the foot to come in closer contact with the rock

La Sportiva Speedster  © La Sportiva
The La Sportiva Speedster, featuring No Edge Technology
surface by eliminating the tradition edge of the sole and giving extra push.

Sensitivity

The low profile rubber used for the No Edge construction reduces the distance between foot and rock surface, thereby making your feet more sensitive and "aware" of their surroundings.

Uniform Pressure

The No Edge construction allows the foot to exert uniform pressure on the inside area of the shoe, transferring this externally to all areas of the rock surface instead of just a few specific points. This allows the climb to become more fluid and contributes to enhanced durability of the product.

Adaptability

The "no edge" construction provides enhanced foot sensitivity and allows the foot to exert uniform pressure on the holds when climbing, it also allows the shoe to maximize the contact points with the rock surface and to adapt quickly and efficiently to the changing rock surface. 

For more information on the No Edge Technology visit the Lyon Outdoor Website.

La Sportiva are giving away two pairs of boots featuring the No Edge Technology, to enter simply answer the following question:

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7 Jul, 2014
No, you'd have a lot more money left.
8 Jul, 2014
On the edges, yes, on the toe, no, as they use a single piece of rubber wrapped from the sole onto and over the toe for the rand in that area. I have a pair, which I utterly love but that is mainly because of the fact that they fit me better than any shoe I have ever tried, I'm rather indifferent when it comes to the no-edge stuff. They smear better than other shoes I've had this tight but they edge worse, so what you'd expect really.
9 Jul, 2014
I believe this is the biggest step forward in the evolution of climbing - Wow - now that's some claim!
10 Jul, 2014
I was thinking 'Wow - that's a load of b******s'. :)
10 Jul, 2014
"I have a pair, which I utterly love" How thick is the rubber over the toe? I love Miuras but toe rand that they are putting on them these days is paper thin and consequently wears out pretty quickly.
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