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La Sportiva Otaki Climbing Shoe - Women's

$175.00

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    An aggressive all-arounder.

    The Women's Otaki Climbing Shoe is an updated version of La Sportiva's versatile Katana, upgraded with a downturn for a 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 Edge 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.
    • P3 downturned performance
    • Laser-cut leather and microfiber upper
    • LaspoFlex midsole with medium stiffness
    • S-Heel construction
    • Vibram XS Edge sole
    • Item #LSP008W

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    leather, microfiber
    Lining
    [front] Pacific
    Closure
    hook-and-loop
    Midsole
    1.1mm LaspoFlex
    Rubber
    Vibram XS Edge (4mm)
    Last
    slip
    Profile
    aggressive downturn
    Claimed Weight
    6.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    I am normally a 38.5 in most La Sportiva shoes. These fit well in the 38. I could smash my foot into a 37.5, if I wanted a lot of performance, for boulder problems or shorter routes.

    This is similar to the Katana that I adore. But, smearing will be better on these, since they are soft from in the middle for more flex. If you're tough, I think these would be a nice Katana-alternative (or katernative) for an aggressive multi-pitch sport shoe.

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    Will Work For Overhangs

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I'm a lover of the Miura's, but I was in need of a slightly stiffer shoe with a little more toe and edge. I found that in the Otaki.

    I have really low volume heels, and the Solution has always left a big air pocket in my heel. The Otaki cups my heels perfectly, giving no loss of performance. Now I can feel really solid on heel hooks without feeling like my entire foot is going to pop out of my shoe. The criss-crossed Velcro allows you to tighten the shoe to your liking, optimizing the glove-like fit.

    The stiffness that the Permanent Power Platform provides (tongue twister) really optimizes power from your legs on small footholds and edges.

    I typically wear a size 9 street shoe, and wear a 39 in the Otaki.



    If you have any further questions about this product I am happy to help! You can call me directly at 801-619-7488, or email me at kansari@backcountry.com.

    The Best

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 7

    I have been climbing for a few years now and these are by far the best climbing shoe that I have ever owned. I have been climbing in the evolv electras for about two years now and they are great quality and definitely a good beginner shoe that I would recommend to anyone. Although, I have needed a more aggressive climbing shoe for quite some time now. These shoes have been an absolute dream. The heel and toe in the shoe are curved aggressively enough to enable toe and heel-hooking, as well as elastic enough not to inhibit movement and flex as you climb.

    For reference:
    My street shoe size is 8-8.5 and I got a size 7 in the Otakis. They are tight, but this slight discomfort is what creates functionality in a climbing shoe and this is how they are supposed to fit. You will experience the most support in these shoes when there is no extra room in the toe box or heel.

    Love these shoes!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I was a big fan of the Miura VS (women's) before I came across these Otakis. My forefoot is on the wider side for a girl, so it's quite difficult for me to find properly sized, tight shoes with no deadspace, that don't also torture my pinky toe. These fit like a dream - so comfortable to wear for an aggressive profile (same last as Miura VS and Solutions), and yet despite the comfort are so powerful at everything - edging, heel hooking, smearing, vertical, overhang, sport, boulder, indoor, outdoor, you name it! I bought these along with a pair of my long-trusted Miuras intending to try out the new model and rotate the two on different climbing days, but a few weeks after the purchase I found myself consistently reaching for the Otakis when I go climbing, and my Miuras were beginning to collect dust.

    Pros:
    - P3 power platform + XS Grip 2 rubber (not XS Edge in the Backcountry description) makes this stiff enough on the tiniest edges but sensitive enough to smear on very insecure dishes
    - Very stable heel hooks
    - Easy to put on and take off because the step-in is fairly wide
    - Great colors

    Cons:
    - If there is one thing I wish the Otakis had, it would be a more substantial toe-rubber patch for toe-hooking, the pattern on top of the shoe isn't really rubber - appears to be purely for aesthetic purposes

    My sizing for reference:
    - Otakis: size EU 34.5
    - Street: women's size 6, EU 36
    - Miura VS Women's: size 34.5 (latest versions)
    - Skwama: size 34.5