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La Sportiva Katana Lace Shoe

La Sportiva Katana Lace Shoe is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
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Product Description Item No.   10345942

FEATURES of the La Sportiva Katana Lace Shoe

  • Ideal for overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing
  • Slip lasted tube construction
  • P3® technology provides excellent edging power by maintaining downturn throughout the life of the shoe

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Footwear Height: Ankle
Weight: 8.7 oz
Upper: Leather / Lorica
Midsole: LaspoFlex with P3
Outsole: Vibram XS Edge
Product Technology: Vibram
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Unisex
Best Use: Climbing
Footwear Closure: Lace-up
Toe Coverage: Closed Toe
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great symmetric semi-aggressive shoe I have a slight morton's toe (big toe is not the longest toe) so asymmetric shoes like Miuras don't fit well on me. The Katana meets the criteria, are not overly aggressive but enough, and has great edging. :)
Date published: 2018-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing all-around shoe! The break in period is slightly... comfortable, surprise. The shoes have good edging power and the toe box can conform to those who have a longer index toe or "Morton's toe." The last pair I had lasted a solid year before needing to be resoled. The best feature is more personal tho, the shoes inspire confidence with their close fit due to laceing up. Having trouble deciding if you want to commit to the nub? Fine. Take a rest, reset, and then tighten your shoes for another go.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome fit, perfect moderate shoe! Fit like a glove on my wide-toed, narrow-heeled foot. When I first bought them, there was a slight hot spot on my big toe knuckle, but within about 3 wears it disappeared. Despite the synthetic upper, they stretch more than I had expected them to! I sized them a half size down from my street shoes and may even go a full size next time. Will definitely be buying the Katana laces again, in any case!
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best all-around climbing shoe I've now gone through four pairs of these. In a word: they're simply the best all-around climbing shoe: comfortable yet aggressive and precise.
Date published: 2018-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still my favorite shoe Not super aggressive but makes a great outdoor shoe since they're comfortable enough to wear all day. Easier to get a solid fit than the velcro version, IMO, although I mostly use a velcro pair in the gym. My feet are a bit wide and I have longer than average toes, so the leather toe box is a big benefit - I can't wear Scarpas because my toes get jammed up, and Katakis feel cramped on the outside midfoot.
Date published: 2018-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid shoe Size down 0.5-1 from street shoe, they dont stretch. Stiff p3 sole is really stiff. Like a tc pro that has some down turn. Padded inside is comfortable
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite shoe. This is my third pair of Katanas. I have resoled the first two pairs three times each and finally they were just worn out. Why three pairs of the same shoe. Because they simply do well on the broadest styles of climbing. I did try many others, Butora Acro, Scarpa Vapors, etc. but the Katanas simply fit my foot best and perform. I have an avg. width forefoot and a fairly narrow heel for what it’s worth.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy fit, great semi-aggressive all around shoe! Purchased about 3 weeks ago and have been using at least twice a week since. Sized them at a US 10 when I wear 10.5-11 street size. A bit painfully snug the first 2-3 times, but definitely wearable and broke in very nicely. The shoes as a whole are actually fairly comfortable (aside from snugness) and seem to climb very well.
Date published: 2017-03-12
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La Sportiva Men's Climbing Shoes

EUROPEAN SIZE USA Size Conversion
34 2.5 +
34.5 3
35 3.5
35.5 4
36 4.5
36.5 4.5 +
37 5
37.5 5.5
38 6
38.5 6.5
39 6.5 +
39.5 7
40 7.5
40.5 8
41 8.5
41.5 8.5 +
42 9
42.5 9.5
43 10
43.5 10.5
44 10.5 +
44.5 11
45 11.5
45.5 12
46 12.5
46.5 12.5 +
47 13
47.5 13.5
48 14
49 15
50 16

NOTES and FIT 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.

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.


LA SPORTIVA 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.

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