La Sportiva Katana Rock Climbing Shoe - Men's

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La Sportiva Katana Rock Climbing Shoe - Men's

$150.00

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Product Features

The La Sportiva Katana is a performance velcro shoe for sport routes, bouldering and gym climbing, but it also holds its own at crack climbing work. The classic Katana is great for low to mid volume feet.

  • Velcro closure system 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
  • Dual-component lining, powerful slingshot rands, and a Powerhinge in the sole for precision footwork
  • Upper: Lorica/Leather
  • Construction: Slip Lasted
  • Sole: 4mm Vibram XSV

Product Specs

SKU 2678
All Leather Yes
European Made Yes
Vegan No
Gender Men's
Midsole 1.1 mm Full-length LaspoFlex
Outer material Leather/Lorica synthetic leather
Weight 16 oz (454 g)
Lining fabric Pacific, Dentex

Customer Reviews 1 item(s)

"A Crusher of Crazy Cracks, Burly Boulders and not too bad on those plastic things that they screw into walls."
I've had a pair of Katanas for the past 3 years. I bought them as a somewhat cocky 16 year old who thought he was an absolute crusher. On my first day out I decided that they were called katanas because my feet felt like they were getting stabbed by a Japanese sword. I have since found out that, as is standard in climbing, pain is sometime necessary. After breaking in these shoes they fit excellently. I have used them on 14 pitch climbs in Nevada, perfect splitters in the Utah desert, granite flakes in Idaho, sketchy sand stone in Colorado and most recently on a run-out climb called "nervous in suburbia" in Moab. The toes had finally worn through and as such I have moved on to a pair of Testarossas (Uber Agro) that have taught my feet what real pain feels like.
Rating

Yes, I would recommend this product.

Review by Pete on 4/14/2015