La Sportiva Katana Lace Rock Shoes - Unisex

5021-130

La Sportiva Katana Lace Rock Shoes - Unisex

5021-130
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Description

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Named for a Japanese single-edged sword, these performance shoes will suit experienced climbers with acute footwork skills. Slip lasted, they give you the performance of a lined shoe with the comfort and sensitivity of one that's unlined.

Asymmetric shape provides power to the toe to defeat micro nubbins or foolishly thin edges.

  • Uppers are made of Lorica® synthetic leather.
  • Unlined, with slip-lasted tube construction.
  • Slightly asymmetric, technical fit.
  • Midsole has a P3 power platform for added cutting power.
  • Sole is 4mm Vibram® XS Edge™ rubber which is more durable and edges better than XS Grip rubber.

Tech specs

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Profile

A flat profile suits long routes and cracks. Curved shoes allow precision and good edging. Hooked shoes are down-turned and tensioned, for power to the toe on steep or overhanging routes.

Flat
Asymmetry

Highly asymmetric shoes allow more precision and focused power. Symmetrical shoes are more comfortable for all-around climbing.

Medium/High
Stiffness

Stiffness is provided by the type of sole and the tensioning system. Softer shoes allow more precision. Supportive shoes prevent fatigue.

Medium
Uppers Synthetic
Tension

A highly tensioned shoe tends to push your foot forward to create a powerful curve in your toes.

Medium
Outsoles 4mm Vibram XS Edge
Lined Partial
Made in Italy