La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe
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La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe

La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 58.
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Product Description Item No.   10021258

The La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe is a hook and loop closure climbing shoe for all types of climbing adventures. The medium-high asymmetry provides control whether you're at the gym or conquering a new-found crack. The two hook and loop closing straps secure opposite facing for additional tension in the fit. Lining at the forefoot provides comfort with moisture managing lining at the heel so you can continue on until you're satisfied.

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FEATURES of the La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe

  • A great performance hook and loop closure shoe for every type of climbing
  • Lined with adaptable Pacific lining in the forefoot for toe knuckle comfort and has Dentex in the back for excellent moisture management
  • 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 for awesome edging skills whifle controlling stretch
  • The opposing hook and loop closure straps create the opposing tension, making these a great fit
  • Highly breathable tongue works in conjunction with the lining for excellent moisture management
  • Laspoflex midsole is a super lightweight, ultra-thin synthetic fiber-laminate designed for maximum torsion rigidity
  • Recommend these for moderately overhanging sport routes, climbing in the gym, and face or crack climbing. Maybe not ceiling climbing. I just made that up.

- + Product Specifications
Gender: Womens
Features: Cushioned
Best Use: Climbing, Big Wall Climbing, Trad Climbing, Sport Climbing
Footwear Height: Ankle
Weight: 7.87 oz
Footwear Closure: Slip-on
Toe Coverage: Closed Toe
Upper: Lorica, Leather
Midsole: 1.1mm full-length LaspoFlex
Outsole: 4mm Vibram XS Grip2
Terrain: Mountain
Product Technology: Vibram
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Fit! Heel hooking like a champ now. A lot of climbing shoes tend to bite my ankles pretty hard - this one dips low enough to gently surround my ankle and not make me hate my life. It's not a particularly intense shoe - I can wear them between climbs and be comfortable. I started with Evolv Elektras and these are the perfect step up from them - they've allowed me to level up from V3s to V4s and give me a lot of toe confidence that I previously did not have.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great shoe.. Minus the manufacturing defect I absolutely love this shoe, except that the sole pulled apart at the seam. Multiple of my friends have had the same problem with this shoe. Otherwise, this shoe fits great.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shoes I've had the Mythos for the past year of bouldering. I was a newbie and started on v0, but now I'm on v2-v3 and I need a shoe that was a bit more aggressive. These are not super aggressive, but they have been amazing shoes so far! The fit very snug on the heel, but they're good for heel hooks and the toe is great! These are great shoes for a beginner that's advancing a bit!
Date published: 2015-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shoes!!! These shoes are great. As I climbed more and more in these shoes I loved them more. They are not very aggressive but allow for great climbing. I love the thick heel as it pushes your toes forward and helps enforce proper footwork. I definitely don't regret buying these.
Date published: 2015-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from need small size than miura vs/ solution I have miura vs and solution. Need small size than that. because katana is flat. I like beautiful pink color and helpful climbing.
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay shoe--expected better for pricejavascript:ProductReviewsForm.prepareSubmit(document.ProductRevi This shoe is okay. I wore my previous ones for a year so these felt pretty good when I first put them on. I have pretty wide feet, wear size 7.5 street shoe and sized down to 37. It is definitely a little loose in the heel area but can slightly be fixed by pulling the back velcro tighter.,,,,I consider my footwork to be decent (not dragging the rubber across the rocks) so I was pretty surprised that about 3 weeks after using this shoe, the front part of the rubber has started peeling. The quality of the shoe is pretty bad for how much you pay for it. With all the different climbing shoes out there, I would not buy these shoes again.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love these shoes! I've tried on so many climbing shoes, and these were finally the ones that fit awesome! My friend also swears by them, and she's been climbing for 12 years. Comfortable and just a great overall climbing shoe.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fit narrow feet, but runs large I like Sportivas in general because I have narrow feet and they tend to be lower volume shoes. This one is no exception. But Sportivas also tend to run very long, so you really need to size down. I wear a 10 wmns in a street shoe, but around a 39.5 (8 wmns) in this brand. I didn't purchase small enough on this one and had to return it.
Date published: 2014-07-25
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Hi! I'm looking for my first pair of climbing shoes, and I was wondering if these would be good for a first pair? I'm also unsure of what size. I'm a size seven in regular shoes. 

Asked by: Emily
Hey Emily, Thanks for the question. If you're a beginner, you want your first pair of climbing shoes to be on the stiff side rather than flexible, and since these are moderately stiff they fit the bill. They're also leather, which is good as unlike synthetic they'll have some stretch and break-in with use. If you're planning on using them for all-around climbing they'd be the perfect choice. If you're a women's size 7 in regular shoes you'd be a size 38 in these bad boys. I hope this helps.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-04-03

I'm a 6.5 in my street shoe. I have a pair of La Sportiva Oxygyms in a 36.5 that are a bit too tight. My Nagos fit perfectly but I can't read the size any longer. Which size should I go with on these? 

Asked by: Emmy
Hey there, Thanks for reaching out to us! Ok, let's talk turkey. Well....actually, let's talk quality footwear. So, these are supposed to be a little snug...but we don't want them too tight. If the 36.5 are too tight, I say take it up to 37, that should be the perfect amount of snug. Hope this helps! Hugsies.
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2016-03-28
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Women's Footwear Size Conversion Chart
EURO SIZE 33 33.5 34 34.5 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5
US Size 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 5.5+ 6 6.5
 
EURO SIZE (cont.) 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5
US Size 7 7.5 7.5+ 8 8.5 9 9.5 9.5+ 10 10.5
 
EURO SIZE (cont.) 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47 -
US Size 11 11.5 11.5+ 12 12.5 13 13.5 13.5+ 14 -
LA SPORTIVA FIT GUIDE and INFO

La Sportiva footwear is built and offered on European half sizes, which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives them four extra sizes per size run, and ultimately gives you a better fit.

Please review La Sportiva's size conversion chart above to help determine your ideal size. Below you will find additional information about how to fit and break in the different styles of La Sportiva footwear, which will also help guide you to the correct size.

ROCK CLIMBING SHOES:
• As a general rule soft shoes like climbing shoes require a tighter fit, or about two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size.
• La Sportiva recommends you fit your trad climbing shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size.
• La Sportiva offers a lot of lasts, and each offers a different fit and feel. Remember to factor in potential stretching.
• Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch a bit more than lined shoes, or about one full size.
• Lined shoes stretch about a half size.

ROCK CLIMBING SHOE FIT SYSTEMS:
• PERFORMANCE FIT - offers a high performance fit and a downturned last.
• TECH FIT - a more technical fit and a last with neutral profile.
• COMFORT FIT - a comfortable fit and a last with more volume and a neutral profile.

HIKING, BACKPACKING and MOUNTAINEERING BOOTS:
• Find your US Size in the guide above, then find the Euro Size conversion and add one half size.
• The ideal size holds your toes ever so slightly away from the front of the boot while the lacing system is snug across the top of your arch.
• If you can try to boots on beforehand, make sure you wear the same size and weight socks you would typically wear with the boots, and any orthotics or custom footbeds you use.
• It is ideal to fit boots later in the day since feet are prone to swell slightly as a day progresses.
• Wear your boots indoors only until you are confident about the fit.
• Your foot should feel snug (not tight) from the arch back into the heel pocket with just a minimum lift as you walk. If your heel lifts make sure the lacing is snug and not too loose.
• Your toes should NOT touch the front of the boot, but when you kick the toe into the floor, you should know where the front of the boot is. You want just enough room to wiggle your toes.
• If your toes or sides of your feet feel squished, most likely the width is too narrow and the boot will not work for you.
• If your toes touch the front of the boot, most likely it is too short and you need the next half size up.
• Make sure to keep all original packaging that came with your boots until you are sure that you are happy with your purchase.

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