La Sportiva Katana Lace Up Rock Shoes - Unisex

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La Sportiva Katana Lace Up Rock Shoes - Unisex

  • Available prices $229.00
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Named for a Japanese single-edged sword, these sharp-end shoes 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.

  • Uppers are made of leather and Lorica® synthetic leather.
  • Partially lined, with slip-lasted tube construction.
  • Asymmetric shape provides power to the toe to defeat micro nubbins or foolishly thin edges.
  • 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.

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Weight 588g (42)
Ideal for
  • Rock climbing
  • Indoor climbing

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.


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 Lace-up
Outsoles 4mm Vibram XS Edge
Lined Partial
Made in Italy