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La Sportiva Katana VCS - Last Season's
Old style La Sportiva Katana at a reduced price to clear. The only differences between this shoe and the new model are the colour scheme and the velcro.
Yellow / Black
Green / Blue
0.45 kg (Size 40 EU)
1 product review
I have had two pairs of katanas. My first pair were a 4.5 and my current pair are a 5. The 5 gives me a much more comfortable fit. I am a street size 5 or 6. I am a woman but the male model fits my fairly wide feet well. My feet are wide at the toes but narrowish at the heel. The katana seems well suited to my foot shape.
I use my katanas for my indoor climbing. They perform well smearing and edging and I have no worries using small holds with them. I have never had any problems heel or toe hooking with them either. I used my old pair outside too but I now save my katanas for indoors to keep them in nicer condition.
The velcro system is well designed and the wide velcro pads are useful for fine tuning the fit of the shoe.
Although a flat, non-aggressive shoe, they have served me really well on all terrains.
My first pair of katanas lasted me around 9 months before I wore a small hole in the toe rubber. They still had fairly distinct edges and I now use them for DWS. They would have lasted longer but I need to work on my footwork!
Overall, I would highly recommend this shoe as a comfy, high performance climbing shoe.