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La Sportiva Katana

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  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please click here for the La Sportiva Size Conversion.
  • Made for optimum performance, precision and sensitivity when pushing the limits and tackling harder grades.
  • Hook-and-loop fastener provides easy on and off convenience.
  • Combined with one hand on-the-fly adjustability for added performance.
  • Vibram® XSV rubber is the best combination of edging hardness and smearing stickiness for grip.
  • Dual-component lining.
  • Powerful slingshot rands.
  • Features a power-hinge in the sole for precision footwork.
  • Women's version has a narrower heel and lower volume.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 8 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 37 (US Women's 6), width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

33% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 33% Half size too Large
  • 33% True to size
  • 33% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
100% Felt true to width
  • 100% Felt true to width
  • 0% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
67% Excellent arch support
  • 67% Excellent arch support
  • 33% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please click here for the La Sportiva Size Conversion.
  • Made for optimum performance, precision and sensitivity when pushing the limits and tackling harder grades.
  • Hook-and-loop fastener provides easy on and off convenience.
  • Combined with one hand on-the-fly adjustability for added performance.
  • Vibram® XSV rubber is the best combination of edging hardness and smearing stickiness for grip.
  • Dual-component lining.
  • Powerful slingshot rands.
  • Features a power-hinge in the sole for precision footwork.
  • Women's version has a narrower heel and lower volume.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 8 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 37 (US Women's 6), width B - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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La Sportiva Katana

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1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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First off, I love these shoes. Their edging ability and toe hooking abilities are amazing. They fit my toe box quite well. I did size down about a half size from my usual street shoe, which was quite painful at first, but after several months and a deep water solo, they broke in. If I were to do it again, I would definitely buy the same size as my street shoe. However, one major issue I have is that they are very roomy at the heel, making it challenging to heel hook, especially if it is very aggressive. So definitely give them a spin at your gym first before buying them.

I'd also recommend: La Sportiva, Evolv, 5.10, Scarpa

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Excellent arch support

  • from Marina del Rey, CA
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Feet too Narrow - This shoe felt great on but my feet are just too narrow. Definitely recommended for normal feet. I'll have to stick with lace-ups for now.

1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Smearing better than butter - The Katana is a great intermediate/advanced shoe. I climb mostly indoors and this shoe is incredible. The edge allows me to use the tiniest foothold. The straps are very adjustable.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This shoe fits like a glove from the toes to your arch. The heel on the other hand has tons of space. I foot is narrow. I purchased a size and a half down from my street size. They were very painful to wear for the first month of climbing in them (about 4 days a week for 3 hours) But after they wear in they are quite nice. The styling is great too. The extra wide velcro area as good for getting that perfect fit around your arch. My only complaint is all the extra space in the heel. So if you are looking for something that heel hooks well this is not your best pick. If I were to buy them again I would go one full size down from my street shoe.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

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