A weapon indeed...
I absolutely love my Katanas. I got them a couple weeks ago, and I had been looking at both these and the Solutions. The Katanas felt so much better right off the bat, and I'm glad chose them. The molded heel feels great, and I've had much better precision placing both heels and toes in these than my last pair. As others have said, sizing down wasn't bad at all in these as the break in time was pretty short. Long Live La Sportiva!