La Sportiva Katana Rock Shoes - Men's
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This versatile, high-performance shoe can be used for cranking sport routes or working projects at the gym. The midsole uses a pretensile area under the toes to offer precision when edging and sensitivity when working smears and balancy moves. The Velcro® closure straps pull in opposite directions to tightly cradle the foot and lock the shoe in place.
- Built on a curved and asymetrical last.
- Leather and synthetic Lorica® upper with breathable tongue, lined with Pacific lining in the forefoot and Dentex in the back.
- Midsole is 1.1mm Laspoflex.
- Sole is 4mm Vibram® XS Edge™ rubber with a 1.8mm rand.
- Fits narrow to medium feet.
A neutral shoe suits long routes and cracks. Moderate shoes allow precision and good edging. Aggressive shoes are downturned and tensioned, for power to the toe on steep or overhanging routes.
Highly asymmetric shoes allow more precision and focused power. Symmetrical shoes are more comfortable for all-around climbing.
Stiffness is provided by the type of sole and the tensioning system. Softer shoes allow more precision. Supportive shoes prevent fatigue.
|Uppers||Leather and synthetic|
|Outsoles||4mm Vibram XS Edge|
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