La Sportiva Katana Lace Up Rock Shoes - Unisex

5045-646

La Sportiva Katana Lace Up Rock Shoes - Unisex

5045-646
  • Available prices $229.00
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Description

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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.

Tech specs

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Weight 588g (42)
Ideal for
  • Rock climbing
  • Indoor climbing
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 Leather + synthetic
Closure Lace-up
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