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FEATURES of the La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe Highly adjustable opposing hook and loop closure for a precise fit Lorica toe box for optimum edging power Slingshot rand connected to the power hinge under the arch to control stretch SPECIFICATIONS of the La Sportiva Women's Katana Shoe Weight: 7.87 oz / 223 g Upper: Lorica/ Leather Lining: Pacific (forefoot)/ Dentex (back) Midsole: 1.1mm full-length LaspoFlex Sole: 4mm Vibram XS Grip2 Construction: Slip Lasted Last: WPD 55 This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

Customer Reviews

and I think they’re perfect! I am a size 9 in street shoes …

 on January 16, 2017
By Amazon Customer
This is my first pair of climbing shoes, and I think they’re perfect! I am a size 9 in street shoes and I purchased a size 41 which seems to be tight enough for me. They may not be as snug as some people would prefer, but I’m also used to tight dance shoes and my foot doesn’t move around inside the shoe. I still find myself having to take them off throughout my climbs, but they aren’t unbearable while on. They’re perfect!

5 and they fit much better. If you purchase these

 on February 24, 2015
By Maxi Kat
I normally wear a size 39.5 (8-8 1/2) shoe size and I ordered these in a 38–they were way too big. I ordered another pair in a size 36.5 and they fit much better. If you purchase these, you should downsize about 3 sizes. That being said, I love my 36.5 pair and I am climbing so much better than I was.

It also has tight heel which is good for heel hook

 on January 30, 2017
By Veggiesweat
The size of this climbing shoes is 1/2 smaller than the true size. It also has tight heel which is good for heel hook.

Wome’s katana

 on July 23, 2016
By M. Truitt
I got the women’s version because they are suppose to have less over all volume than the Men’s. I have low volume feet. They are a better fit tha the men’s in the same size, but not that much of a difference. Still, overall a great shoe.

The best

 on May 28, 2014
By Tara
These are my all-time favorite climbing shoes. They are comfortable and versatile, but also perform on harder routes. Highly recommended for climbers of all levels and disciplines.

Great shoe, but not really necessary for a beginner.

 on November 13, 2012
By Elaine
I started climbing only a few months ago and I lost my first pair of shoes (sportiva Tarantulas). Turns out they weren’t actually lost: I just left them at the gym and when I went to ask about them, the guy working there didn’t check the lost and found and just told me they weren’t there. They magically turned up on a day when someone else was working. Whatever, it was an excuse to buy new shoes.

Delivered on time and great product! Can’t wait to get these shoes broken …

 on January 17, 2017
By Amazon Customer
Delivered on time and great product! Can’t wait to get these shoes broken in.

Oh, How Happy Am I

 on June 18, 2013
By Greeeeen
Not too aggressive, but certainly not a walking shoe. Perfect amount of stickiness, I feel like a spider-ninja smearing up the routes. “Look Ma, no footholds necessary!” I climbed in them yesterday (thank you Amazon prime for the surprised delivery one day earlier than expected!) even with a sprained ankle, and I couldn’t be happier. I am a street-size 8/8.5 with super narrow feet but long toes, used to wearing competition-sized climbing shoes (36/37) but got these in 38.5 for recreational just plain fun use. They are still toe-curling and there is a little room in my heel but I think it will reduce or go away altogether when the side bands/heel upper break in. Definitely still want to pull them off the second I get done, but pain should subside with wear. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with this purchase and can’t wait for my ankle to heal up better so I can get back out there hard again! Only wish they wouldn’t have added the Chinese character detailing on the heel. C’mon already! May just have to heel-hook until it rubs out… hmm!