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La Sportiva Katana Lace Climbing Shoe

Katana Lace Climbing Shoe

Regular price $174.95 USD
Regular price $219.00 USD Sale price $174.95 USD
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La Sportiva's flagship technical/all-around climbing shoe, the Katana Lace serves up maybe the most precise and powerful edging platform in Sportiva's legendary stable. The subtly downturned toe box and 4mm of Vibram XS Edge rubber provide peerless power on micro-edges, smaller pockets, and thin cracks (that thin toe makes a mockery of narrow splitters). A stiffer midsole provides a shoe that you can climb in all day - for days on end - without fatiguing your instep or toes, making the Katana Lace the perfect weapon for multipitch routes and the longest sessions you can muster.

Older versions of the Katana were lampooned for their lack of heel hooking prowess but, thankfully, Sportiva was listening. The current iteration features a narrower and more form-fitting design, allowing technical heel hooks and bomber heel-toe cams. The newest Katana also features notable durability, meaning these kicks will accept numerous resoles.

Size it down for technical face climbing performance. Size it up for comfy all day comfort. Any way you choose to size these beasts you can be assured of one thing -- you're going to be wearing one of the most exceptional and technically proficient shoes La Sportiva has ever brought to market.


  • La Sportiva's flagship technical all-arounder, ideal on just about any type of rock you can hunt down
  • Edging power, edging power, edging power!
  • Lorica lacing harness - unlike the leather upper - offers a durable and no-stretch fit
  • Breathable, perforated tongue and Pacific lining serve up comfort and moisture management for long routes under the sun
  • Men's Katana features a stiffer outsole than the women's model
  • Updated heel pattern boasts a narrower profile and increased rubber coverage for precise heel hooking
  • Highly durable shoe that accepts numerous resoles 
 Profile  Asymmetric 
 Last  PD 55
 Construction  Downturned
 Closure  Lace-up
 Upper  Microfiber and leather
 Lining  Pacific (forefoot and back)
 Midsole  1.1mm full-length Laspo Flex w/ P3 System
 Outsole  4mm Vibram XS Edge
 Weight  250 g / 8.8 oz


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