La Sportiva Katana
Source: bought it new
I don't recommend going small in size!
- Heel cup is oddly large
- Very responsive
Great shoe, but I wanted to let people know that my personal experience with these is to NOT go smaller!!! I bought a 39.5 originally and had to get a 40.5, my actual street shoe size! (I am actually an 8.5 or 9!)
I spent an afternoon climbing in the 39.5's two days ago and my feet STILL hurt! My big toe joints all the way up my foot were in pain, and some old nerve pain from an old Morton's Neuroma is all fired up and hasn't been in ages!
So I just wanted to pass this info along to folks who are boggled about what size to get. Now that I have the 40.5's I feel I can actually wear them without taking them off between every single climb! :)
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La Sportiva's Katana climbing shoe is a performance hook and loop closure shoe for every type of climbing.
Strap down the La Sportiva Katana and look up, not down, as this shoe will edge and smear its way up sport routes, boulder moves, gym climbing, even crack climbing. This high performance, yet highly comfortable shoe is praised for its ability to mold to your feet and ability to pull of delicate moves. Highly adjustable opposing hookand loop closure system for a snug fit and easy exit Lorica(R) toebox for edging power Singshot rand connected to the Powerhinge under the arch to control stretch Slip lasted construction 4 mm Vibram(R) XS Grip2(TM) Women's specific WPD 55 last offers a technical fit with medium asymmetry and a neutral downturn Great for low to mid volume feet
Strap on the opposing hook-and-loop closure of the La Sportiva Women's Katana Rock Climbing Shoe and name your next vertical rock victim. This synthetic-lined shoe keeps its shape and wicks sweat as you use the 4mm Vibram XS Grip2 outsole to stick to the wall like a lady-ninja poised for your next attack up the rock. A slingshot rand directs power to the Katana's forefoot for controlled edging, smearing, and camming, while the water-resistant leather and Lorica upper keeps its original shape and holds up to your anything goes climbing style.
Free Shipping. La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe DECENT FEATURES of the La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe Highly adjustable opposing hook and loop closure for a precise fit Lorica toebox for optimum edging power Slingshot rand connected to the powerhinge under the arch to control stretch The SPECS of the La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe Weight: 7.87 oz / 223 g Construction: Slip Lasted Last: WPD 55 Linning: Pacific (forefoot)/Dentex (back) Sole: 4 mm Vibram XS Edge The SPECS for Upper Lorica Leather The SPECS for Midsole 1.1 mm full-length LaspoFlex This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.