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Super Great Allround Climbing Shoe

This is a really good allround climbing shoe. I'm on my second pair now and I'm hooked.
The shoe is agressive enough for bouldering, but still comfortable enough for sport routes. I sized down 2 full european sizes to make them tight enough for bouldering and steep sport climbing. But I guess they could be fine also for multi pitch climbing if sized correct (sized up).
They stretch to size your feet, but not a whole lot in my opinion. Just enough to make a perfect fit.
I have slim, low volume feet and these fit pretty well.
I use these shoes next to my sportiva mythos for comfortable multi pitch climbing.

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If you're looking for a bouldering/sport climbing shoe, try the Miura in a half or full size smaller than usual, rather than going down two full euro sizes in the Katana. They have a similar fit to the Katana with a slightly more aggressive toe angle, and still mold beautifully to your foot over time. However, sized correctly, the Katana will certainly be more friendly for extended sport climbs, multi pitch, and especially crack climbing than the Miura.

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That's an option also. I prefer the katana for it's fit, and sizing down two european sizes from my normal shoe size is not unusual for me (and many climbers I know of). It depends on personal preference, I guess. My preference is the Katana..

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Miura has thicker rubber than Katanas. If you like your shoes to be sensitive Katana would be your go to shoe. Cobras are also a great shoe for bouldering b.t.w.