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La Sportiva Katana

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Description

  • 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.
  • Leather and Lorica® upper. Lorica is a synthetic leather that is constructed from extremely small micro-fibers for a water-repellant, breathable and highly durable material.
  • Hook-and-loop fastener provides easy on and off convenience.
  • Combined with one hand on-the-fly adjustability for added performance.
  • 4 mm Vibram® XS rubber is the best rubber formula for technical edging and provides exceptional grip needed when climbing.
  • Dual-component lining.
  • Powerful slingshot rands.
  • Features a power-hinge in the sole for precision footwork.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 42 (US Men's 9), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

64% Felt true to size
  • 9% Full size too large
  • 18% Half size too Large
  • 64% True to size
  • 0% Half size too small
  • 9% Full size too small
82% Felt true to width
  • 82% Felt true to width
  • 18% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
70% Excellent arch support
  • 70% Excellent arch support
  • 0% Moderate arch support
  • 30% 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.
  • Leather and Lorica® upper. Lorica is a synthetic leather that is constructed from extremely small micro-fibers for a water-repellant, breathable and highly durable material.
  • Hook-and-loop fastener provides easy on and off convenience.
  • Combined with one hand on-the-fly adjustability for added performance.
  • 4 mm Vibram® XS rubber is the best rubber formula for technical edging and provides exceptional grip needed when climbing.
  • Dual-component lining.
  • Powerful slingshot rands.
  • Features a power-hinge in the sole for precision footwork.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 10 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 42 (US Men's 9), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

La Sportiva Katana

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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Awesome shoes! If you're doing advanced bouldering (v7+) you may want something a little more sensitive and down-pointing. But for intermediate bouldering these shoes are fantastic. The Good: Almost everything! Great for edging, smearing, and heel-hooking. Rubber stickiness is excellent and sensitivity is good. These shoes look cool, fit great, and have the best Velcro system of any shoe I've ever tried; the wide straps strap down tight and you get some customization in terms of where you want the straps affixed due to the large circular Velcro patches. Also the opposing-direction straps (one strap pulls one way, one the other way) provide a balanced fit, whereas most Velcro shoes are being pulled to one side. Lastly, the shoes feel very well made and they're made in Italy. The Bad: The trim around the heel cup digs into your Achilles area somewhat - it's not terrible but definitely noticeable. However, over time it will soften up and become more comfortable. Also, the metal "rung" that the Velcro passes through can be felt on your foot (on the inside of the shoe). I haven't noticed it being a problem/painful while climbing, but it's still worth noting. Overall I love these shoes and highly recommend them. When these wear out, I suspect I will replace them with an identical pair. For sizing, I would go down one full size from your shoe size for comfort. 1 1/2-2 sizes for performance (any smaller than that and these are going to be punishingly tight).

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Cucamonga, CA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I have a big foot and I was looking for something somewhat comfortable. These are great. I climb well in these shoes.

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

Excellent arch support

  • from NYC
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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All-around climbing shoe - The Katana is a great shoe for all-around climbing. I had a pair of Mad Rocks that were a 42 ½. They felt small and squeezed my feet too much, eventually cutting off the circulation. The Katanas I got are a 42 and fit like a charm. They go on and come off with great ease. The rubber sticks to basalt perfectly. The toe is aggressive and the rest of the shoe works out great all the way to the heel. I would definitely recommend this shoe to climbers.

I'd also recommend: 5-10 Anasazi

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Twin Falls, Idaho
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Awesome Shoe - After trying on a dozen shoes, La Sportiva was the only brand that fit my big toe section... this shoe is great if u have a wide toe area and a pretty narrow heel/foot... amazing fit but still haven't taken climbing yet...

I'd also recommend: Barracuda

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Orlando
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes are very narrow! If you have wide feet be sure to try them on in a store before you buy!

I'd also recommend: 5.10 Galileo (full rubber heels and SICK rubber)

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Seattle, Washington
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