While studying mechanical engineering, Laura Shumaker spent a lot of time at the tiny MIT Bouldering Wall. Pulling off her shoes after each long climbing session, she'd wonder why high-performance climbing shoes had to be so uncomfortable.
The lingering feeling that this tradeoff between performance and comfort was unnecessary inspired a journey deep into the intersection of biomechanics and digital manufacturing.
After years of researching, designing, and testing, Laura and SFT Climbing have created amazingly comfortable, high performance shoes. Each pair is designed for the climber who wears them.