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La Sportiva Kataki Climbing Shoe - Women's

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    Katana + Otaki = Kataki.

    The Katana is undoubtedly one of La Sportiva's many classic shoes due to its combination of all-day comfort and technical prowess, while the Otaki's aggressive attitude tackles some of the toughest climbs out there. But where do you turn when you need a comfier shoe to climb long, tough routes like the last few pitches on Moonlight Buttress or basically every sport climb in Greece and Spain? The Women's Kataki Climbing Shoe balances the Katana's comfort with the Otaki's aggression so you can jam into tight cracks, project overhangs, and spend a day at the boulder fields without ever taking the shoe off. It features La Sportiva's tried-and-true P3 construction for long-lasting aggression, and the new S-Heel optimizes the fit so you can heel hook everything. The Vibram XS Edge sole has a stiffer feel than the Otaki, and it lasts a lot longer for climbers on a budget―which is basically every dedicated climber out there.

    • High-performance climbing shoe with a focus on comfort
    • Aggressive downturn assures proper performance on overhangs
    • Moderate asymmetrical curvature enhances comfort for long days
    • Low profile toebox works well in tight cracks
    • Vibram XS Edge rubber sole has a stiffer, more durable feel
    • Expect leather upper to stretch at least a half size
    • Item #LSP00D0

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    suede leather, microfiber
    Lining
    [front, back] Pacific
    Closure
    differentiated lacing
    Midsole
    LaspoFlex with P3 (1.1mm)
    Rubber
    Vibram XS Edge (4mm)
    Profile
    aggressive
    Asymmetrical Curvature
    moderate
    Claimed Weight
    9.4oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Fantastic low-volume shoe!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I've worn these a few times now, and other than a little heel rubbing, they're fantastic right out of the box. I have average width, low-volume, long feet (size 41.5) and it has been impossible to find a great fitting, aggressive women's shoe...until now! Unlike the Muira and Shakra, this shoe doesn't have a bunch of extra leather/rubber in the toe box (the lack of rubber hinders crack climbing though). Also, the midsole on the Kataki is noticeably firmer than the Shakra, allowing for more stable backstep and edge performance. The toe has a stronger point to it as well, allowing for a more solid toe in on small nubbins. With other new shoes I've tried it's taken several days to feel confident with my feet, but not so with the Kataki. I'm in love! Sizing seems to be pretty on par for LaSportiva.

    Awesome aggresive but comfortable shoes!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 39
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 130lbs

    Climbing V4/5.12, I wanted to move to something more aggressive than what I had (flat multi pitch style shoes) but without getting something super aggressive (pointless for 5.12). I really LOVE the Kataki. They are aggressive for sure but also super comfortables, mainly because of the material of the tongue, and the overall shape of the shoes. The lacing system is very precise too, putting the bottom of the foot tight.

    On the wall, they won't move. They are super precise, you can stay on a tiny little crack with confidence (for ex, compared to the 5.10 verdon they are better for that). They are also good for heel hook. The rubber is very good too, very sticky. I briefly tried them outside and can't wait to try them for a multi pitch route.

    For the sizing, I am a 41 in LaSportiva approach shoes, generally 40.5 UE, 9/9.5 US for street shoes. I ordered multiples sizes to try (I must say that Backcountry was AWESOME with returns) and finaly stayed with a 39 (40 was way to big, 39.5 not perfect). They fit "normal", not especially narrow (but works very well for my narrow feet). I would say that they might fit half a size larger than other LaSportiva climbing shoes.