La Sportiva Katana Rock Shoes - Women's

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La Sportiva Katana Rock Shoes - Women's

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Built for women, these versatile, high-performance shoes can be used for ripping it up at the crag or the gym. A special midsole with a prehensile area under the toe provides optimal edging support and increases sensitivity. The Velcro® closure straps pull in opposite directions to tightly cradle the foot.

  • Built on a narrow, women’s specific last with a relatively flat toebox.
  • Leather and synthetic Lorica® upper with breathable tongue. Pacific lining in the forefoot, Dentex in the back.
  • Midsole is 1.1mm Laspoflex.
  • Sole is 4mm Vibram® XS Grip2™ rubber.

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Ideal for
  • Bouldering
  • Indoor climbing
  • Trad climbing
  • Sport and toprope climbing

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 + synthetic
Closure Hook-and-loop
Outsoles 4mm Vibram XS Grip 2
Lined Yes
Made in Italy