Strap down the La Sportiva Katana and look up, not down, as this shoe will edge and smear its way up sport routes, boulder moves, gym climbing, even crack climbing. This high performance, yet highly comfortable shoe is praised for its ability to mold to your feet and ability to pull of delicate moves.
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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!
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.
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.
i went a size down – these are. MY FAVORITE shoes. i have the turantulace and the muira vs. and the Katanas are my absolute favorite. they’re the perfect, comfortable but versatile
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.
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.
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 in.