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La Sportiva
Otaki Climbing Shoe - Women's

5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
$167.20 - $209.00
Up to 20% off


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Why We Like The Otaki Climbing Shoe

The Women's Otaki Climbing Shoe is an updated version of La Sportiva's versatile Katana, upgraded with a sharper downturn for more aggressive performance on any route or problem. P3 technology applies a Permanent Power Platform that ensures the Otaki's downturn stays downturned. The S-Heel construction optimizes heel hooking and gives a snug fit, while Vibram's XS Grip2 sole sharpens the sides for ideal edging, slicing, and dicing. La Sportiva styled the Otaki's upper with laser-cut leather and microfiber reinforcements to reduce stretch. The LaspoFlex midsole isn't too soft nor too stiff; you could say it's just right.


  • A more downturned version of La Sportiva's popular Katana Climbing Shoe
  • P3 heel maintains sharp downturn for seasons of boulders and sport climbs
  • Laser-cut leather upper stretches to conform to your footshape
  • Rubber toe rand extends over forefoot without inhibiting stretch
  • Neoprene hook-and-loop straps create a super secure fit
  • Moderately stiff LaspoFlex midsole maintains support
  • Vibram Grip 2 rubber ensures solid traction on rock and plastic
  • Item #LSP008W
Upper Material
leather, microfiber
[front] Pacific
1.1mm LaspoFlex
Vibram XS Grip2 (4mm)
Claimed Weight
aggressive downturn
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Asymmetrical Curvature

Overall Rating

5 based on 4 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

May 4, 2021

Great shoe!

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
5' 10"

Despite the more aggressive fit, they are still comfy for climbing shoes. It was a fairly easy break in period and they seemed to last for quite awhile. I am a street size 10 and I got these in 41 (9.5 Womans).

Brandy K
5 out of 5 stars

August 31, 2020

like a talon

I've put it through the wringer

I?m pretty sure these shoes helped me break the 11a barrier. I got them to have something a little more aggressive than my TC Pros for shorter routes and bouldering. These did not disappoint. Despite the more aggressive fit, they are still comfy for climbing shoes. Once I got them broken in the rubber had fantastic grip and the downturned shape allows me to use my toes for even the smallest holds. I am a street size 10 and I got these in 41.5

Kelly B
5 out of 5 stars

July 13, 2020


I've put it through the wringer

I'm currently on my third pair. They are so comfortable, aggressive, good for the gym and outside. I just love them so much!

Elena D
5 out of 5 stars

May 8, 2020

Otaki product video

Otaki in Japanese Samurai slang is the oldest single wire sword: extremely sharp and precise also on small targets. A concept perfectly applicable to climbing: Otaki is a precise, supportive and structured climbing shoe, ideal for climbing in crags, on walls and boulders thanks to features that meet the requirements of today's modern climbers. The new construction method combines the advantages of the all round snug fit of a slipper to the precision and volume regulation of a Velcro closure shoe. This solution guarantees maximum sensitivity and precision even in torsion: the shoe perfectly follows the movements of the climber eliminating empty volumes and rigid zones. The Innovative S-Heel? allows to maintain perfect torsion stability accentuating performance and adaptability in heel hooks when bouldering.

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