La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe - Men's

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La Sportiva added the P3® technology to one of our most successful climbing shoes to produce a veritable edging machine! This is the first tubular construction climbing shoe that gives you the performance of a lined shoe with the comfort of an unlined shoe. Coupled with the new Vibram® XS Edge™ compound, this powerful, slightly asymmetric, slightly downtuned all around shoe excels in every type of climbing scenario.Vibram® XS EdgeThe best possible rubber formula for technical edging. XS Edge was developed specifically for La Sportiva and the production of the TC Pro climbing shoe. This rubber compound is exceptionally resistant to deformation on razor sharp edges and it will not creep when smearing.
  • Ideal Terrain: overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing
  • Upper: Leather/ Lorica®; Lining: Pacific (forefoot and back)
  • Midsole: 1.1 mm Vibram® XS Edge; Sole: 4mm Vibram® XS Edge™
  • Last: PD 55; Fit: Lorica®/ Leather; Construction: Slip Lasted Tube Construction
  • Weight: 8.71 oz / 247 g

Sku: ls-katana-lace-45.5

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4.9 Based on 10 Reviews
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    CV
    07/23/2020
    Conrad V.
    United States United States
    • How long have you owned this product? 3 weeks
    • What is your outdoor experience level? Intermediate
    • How did this product fit? True to size
    My new favorite shoe

    Great show, I have only been able to climb indoors with it so far but it fits and functions great!

    R
    01/30/2018
    Rob
    Denver, CO
    • How long have you owned this product? 3 years
    • What is your outdoor experience level? Expert
    • How did this product fit? True to size
    All-around tool

    Add these shoes to your quiver! They can edge, smear, crack climb - you name it! I've re-soled my pair a few times, so they're now my go-to crack climbing shoes.

    A
    01/24/2018
    Austin
    Long Beach, CA
    • How long have you owned this product? 2.5 years
    • What is your outdoor experience level? Intermediate
    • How did this product fit? Tight
    High performance and comfort

    I've owned about 5 different pairs of climbing shoes and the Katana Lace is by far my most used and highest performing shoe. I downsized a full size from my street shoe size (11.5 street --> 10.5 Katanas), the shoes took around a year to feel fully broken in, if I were to buy them again I would only downsize a half size since I'm not able to wear them as long as I like during long climbing sessions. I use the Katanas mostly for bouldering and sport climbing outdoors. The shoes edge incredibly well, great for slabby sport climbs in Joshua Tree. My only complaint would be that the rubber on the toe tends to wear pretty quickly, but as long as you don't drag your toes frequently this shouldn't be too much of a problem. The best part of this shoe is how comfortable they are, the material on the tongue provides great padding for crack climbing, and allows some ventilation to keep your feet from getting too hot. Overall, this is a great shoe made with the quality that you can expect from a brand like La Sportiva, I would recommend them to anyone looking for a versatile shoe that can take on moderate bouldering, hard sport, and trad climbing all while remaining comfortable and durable over the years.

    GS
    01/17/2018
    Gregory S.
    Santa Barbara
    • How long have you owned this product? 1 year
    • What is your outdoor experience level? Intermediate
    • How did this product fit? True to size
    Great multi-pitch shoe!

    These shoes are super comfy. I went with my street shoe size (8.5) because I knew I would be wearing them for long days. I would get another pair 1/2 size up from my street shoe size as well. Tons of padding on the upper, great rubber, and good for all around styles (crack, slab, overhanging). The only problem is that the rubber seems to wear pretty quickly on the toe. Be sure to try these on in store and test them. I had to return for a larger size because they hurt my heel and big toe too much. Make sure your foot is flat in the shoe and you will love these!

    TB
    01/12/2018
    Travis B.
    South Dakota
    • How long have you owned this product? 2 years
    • What is your outdoor experience level? Expert
    • How did this product fit? True to size
    Best All Around Shoe

    Love Love Love these shoes. Not matter the terrain they shoes slay. I sie them down 1/2 to a full size I wear a 11.5 in street shoes and have 2 pairs of these both in a 44 Eur resoled both and they are just as good a fresh out the box.

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