La Sportiva Katana Women's Climbing Shoe
The La Sportiva Katana Women's is the long-awaited ladies-specific version of the highly popular Katana, the versatile shoe made to perform on everything, from sport cliombing, trad routes, bouldering, and technical faces. Not much has changed on Katana Women's, but the lighter weight suggests La Sportiva have reduced the volume - ideal for both women and men with smaller feet! Pink is power, boys!
The La Sportiva Katana Women's is your classic all-round shoe: moderate downturn, moderate asymmetry, and a medium-stiff midsole, this shoe has comfort and performance for the intermediate and experienced climber alike. The women's version features Vibram XS Grip2 rubber rather than XS Edge, making it stickier and better at performing on steeper climbs. Sportiva have used three different materials in the shoe to achieve maximum comfort: the upper part of the shoe is Lorica, a water-repellent and breathable fabric; the front lining is Pacific, a stretchy material designed to provide more comfort to to the toe knuckles; and in the back is Dentex which is still stretchy but with better moisture management than Pacific.
The La Sportiva Katana Women's is made for the narrow, low-volume foot. La Sportiva also recommend fitting it slightly on the loose side, but bear in mind that its lined interior will stretch up to 1/2 a size.
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Pink / White
0.43 kg (Size 40 EU)
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Vibram XS Grip 2
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Vibram XS Grip2™
Rubber compound built for pure friction, recommended for use where maximum grip is the primary need - bouldering and sport climbing, indoor climbing, or extremely smooth, polished routes.
A synthetic leather that is constructed from extremely small microfibres for a water-repellant, breathable, and highly durable material.
4 product reviews
I really love this climbing shoe. When i first tried it, it fits me perfectly. I’ve bought 1 size smaller, but after a while it turned out It should be smaller for 1 and a half of size. This shoes are still perfect for rock climbing and also inside bouldering. And they are comfortable - for climbing shoes :) Easy to put on. I really recommend it! I am allready thinking about buying the same one just for outdoor rockclimbing.
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These shoes are superb! They stick and edge on nothing. My favourite shoe to date was the Mammut Goblin which they no longer make. I have tried Anasazi LVs which are lovely shoes but these just grip from the minute you put them on your feet. Unlike the Anasazi's I cannot keep them on my feet to stand and belay, so if you want a comfortable 'all day at the crag' shoe these may not be for you. But if you're happy to swap shoes between climbing and belaying then I wholeheartedly recommend. They're not as agressive as the Muira which has a more defined down-turned toe, but to grit or limestone these shoes just stick. Also they're not too deep either, I have quite a shallow, but wide foot and these do not get 'gappy' at the toe. They hold the foot perfectly in place for delicate placement and confident smearing - recommended :)
Katana are the best all around climbing shoes. Great for both indoor and outdoor climbing. I find the toes to be very sensitive for small holds but still supportive enough for vertical wall climbing. The women version is narrow enough for my feet. I have one pair half size up for outdoor climbing and half size down for indoor.