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La Sportiva Katana

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The La Sportiva Katana is a versatile climbing shoe balancing sensitivity, precision and structure, making it one shoe that truly does it all.

The technical shoe has an innovative Velcro closure system which consists of two opposing velcro straps with large velcro patches allows for a precise and comfortable fit, furthermore, the Katana is easy to slip on and off thanks to the large heel pull-on loops, which can also be used to easily attach the shoes to a harness or rucksack.

An inspiring foot-hugging feel straight from the box with a less aggressive asymmetric fit than many technical shoes, the Katana is a good option for those who have found more aggressively shaped shoes to be too uncomfortable for extended use. As with most La Sportiva's the Katana is fairly narrow around the ball of the foot and tends to suit climbers with narrower feet better than those with wide feet. The uppers are made from a blend of leather and synthetic microfibres, meaning that comfort and a consistent fit is ensured straight out of the box.

If you're after a shoe that can handle the wide variety of rock types that British climbers typically climb on then the Katana could be a wise choice. Well suited to intermediate level climbers looking for a shoe comfortable and supportive enough for multi-pitch routes, and yet technical enough to cope with more advanced sport climbing, bouldering and indoor use the Katana is a great all-round rock boot. 

Specification

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Lining: Dentex on the back Pacific in the front
  • Midsole: Laspoflex 1.1 mm with prehensile area.
  • Outsole: Vibram  XS Edge sp. 4mm
  • Upper: Suede leather combined with microfibre, slip lasted
  • Gender: Unisex
  • Last: PD55, slip lasted
  • Closure: Strap
  • Weight: 470g (EU 39)

Help with sizing your rock shoes

If you require some assistance with sizing this shoe to your particular needs click here: Rock Shoe Sizing Guide

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07/26/2018
Peter M.
United Kingdom

Excellent Trad Shoes

Had these once before about 10 years ago and really liked them then. New version doesn’t disappoint - excellent shoe for long trad routes. Will buy again!

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07/21/2018
Momme T.
Germany

Alles in Ordnung!

Der Schuh kam zügig und hat eine gute Qualität, ist aber einen Tick größer als sein Vorgängermodel. Aber dafür kann ja rockrun nichts ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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