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La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe

Item #: 18121

Our Price: $165.00


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Lace up version of the famous Katana model. This version offers the same multifunctional use with additional technical solutions enabling the product to provide even higher levels of performance.

The P3 System maintains the downturned shape unaltered for the life of the shoe. The innovative construction method inserts the lining between the leather uppers and the rubber rand, a solution which brings together the structural advantages of a lined shoe and the breathability and precision of an unlined shoe. The tongue is made using a soft and breathable material and the lacing system allows for optimum regulation of the internal volume of the shoe: all elements aimed at providing a great overall fit. The Vibram XS Edge sole allows to you to edge on smaller holds.

  • Upper: A combination of suede leather and Lorica®, tubular construction
  • Lining: Front and back Pacific lining
  • Fit: Medium
  • Midsole: Laspoflex 1,1 mm combined to the P3 System
  • Sole: Vibram® XS Edge 4 mm
  • Weight: 16.5oz /470grams per pair.

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La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bouldering (4)
      • Outdoors (4)
      • Long climbs (3)
        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small

           

          Feels half size too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          71% 

          (5 reviews)

          Feels half size too big

           

          Feels full size too big

           
        • Width:
        • Feels too narrow

           

          Feels true to width

           

          100% 

          (6 reviews)

          Feels too wide

           
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid climber (7)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4), Yes (4)

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By B-Money

      from Chattanooga Tennessee

      About Me Avid Climber

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor
          • Sprint Climbs

          Comments about La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe:

          This pair of shoes was one of the best climbing gifts I have received. They are extremely precise, they possess a good edging ability, the toe is great, and the laces allow for a precise tightness.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          5.0

          great shoes!

          By Diana

          from Atlanta, GA

          About Me Avid Climber

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe:

                Great shoes all around, on my second pair already. My street shoes is a 8, I wear 38 in these (US 7), so I would go down between a half and one size when buying these, but not any lower.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too small
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Love the shoes!!

                By Kat

                from Ct

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

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                      Comments about La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe:

                      So A+

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      4.0

                      Awesome shoe that wears quickly

                      By Oskarix

                      from Brisbane, Australia

                      About Me Avid Climber

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bouldering
                          • Indoor
                          • Long Climbs
                          • Outdoor
                          • Sprint Climbs

                          Comments about La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe:

                          The best shoe I've ever tried. It fits perfectly for my wide feet and is super reliable. Great grip when smearing slabs and super solid on the tiniest footholds. The heel is also very snug and works perfectly for heel hooks.
                          The only downside is that the rubber wears out very quickly. I have to re-sole at least every 6 months and once the rubber has worn down they obviously does not perform as well any more.
                          If you're on a budget I would not recommend this shoe since it doesn't last, but if you want the best performance - this is the shoe.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          perfect

                          By Dempsta

                          from Seattle

                          About Me Avid Climber

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fit

                          Cons

                          • Expensive

                          Best Uses

                          • Bouldering
                          • Indoor
                          • Long Climbs

                          Comments about La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe:

                          shoe fit is such a personal thing. I have skinny heels and low volume but wide forefoot and toes. Tried to like the Miura lace ups but too narrow in the toebox. Katanas seemed to be roomier up front, but still snug on the heel. Comfortable out of the box with maybe 2 weeks of break in (gym twice a week). I wear a 37 to 38 street size and found the 36 to fit well.

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Width:
                          • Feels true to width
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          4.0

                          Always La Sportiva!

                          By AnibalD

                          from Villa Carlos Paz, Cordoba, Argentina

                          About Me Avid Climber

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fit Great
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bouldering
                            • Outdoor

                            Comments about La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe:

                            It's a good climbing shoe to use when you don't need a lot of sticky shoe, in this case I prefer a Miura model.

                            • Sizing:
                            • Feels true to size
                            • Width:
                            • Feels true to width
                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            we know the quality...

                            By justanotherclimber

                            from black hills

                            About Me Avid Climber

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Bouldering
                                • Long Climbs
                                • Outdoor

                                Comments about La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe:

                                Most cumfy shoe i've ever climbed in

                                • Sizing:
                                • Feels true to size
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great shoe

                                By floridaputz

                                from ft lauderdale

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                                      Comments about La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe:

                                      fits a size smaller than your street shoe. Board lasted for a nice stiff sole with the versitikity of a sport shoe. A good sport shoe for a trad climber

                                      • Sizing:
                                      • Feels full size too big
                                      • Width:
                                      • Feels true to width
                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      • Q:

                                        I wear a size 8 USA. What size do I want to buy EUR?
                                        Asked on 9/30/2012 by locker from Westminster CO

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                                        • Staff Reviewer

                                          A:

                                          A men's size 8 is equal to a EUR size of 40.5. A women's size 8 is equal to a EUR size of 39.5.

                                          Answered on 10/1/2012 by Bob from Campmor
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