4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
LOVE THESE SHOES!!!,
This review is from: La Sportiva Men's Katana Climbing Shoe (Shoes)I'm really just breaking these in so this should not be considered a durability review. But these are the perfect shoe for an intermediate climber. I wanted to be able to climb past my ability as I look forward to progressing in my climbing, but I also wanted something that would fit my feet... not grind them into salsa! These shoes were the answer, I have been climbing for 3 years, I love these shoes, Hell no I wouldn't walk around the house in them, but they are awesome for a day at the gym!
Last week I sprained my ankle, when my fiance wanted to go climbing I said I should be able to belay her but I wasn't looking forward to actually using my foot... however when I got to the gym I wanted to get on the wall just to see how it felt. The support of the shoes were phenomenal... I ended up climbing a 5.10+ With no problem... Literally the shoes prevented me from realizing I had a sprained ankle!
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These are excellent intermediate climbing shoes,
This review is from: La Sportiva Men's Katana Climbing Shoe (Apparel)
These are excellent intermediate climbing shoes. They are the only shoe I have found so far that fits my foot perfectly (just large enough that I can get my feet into them with no dead space anywhere in the shoe. The heels are great for heel hooks and I never feel like they're going to come off (which was the big reason why I switched to this shoe from my old pair). As soon as I got these, I was able to use feet holds I had never been able to use before, which was awesome. They took about a week to break in (to the point where I could keep them on for more than one climb) and now they have molded to my feet perfectly! The only issue I have with these is that the toes wear out far faster than most other climbing shoes. Due to the fit though, I will most likely end up getting them resoled eventually.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Great technical all day shoe.,
This review is from: La Sportiva Men's Katana Climbing Shoe (Shoes)
A good but less aggressive than the muiras. You can size this for an all day shoe while still having solid ability to edge. The toe box is not so down turned that you can't smear. All in all this is a great shoe for technical long routes. Waaaaay more technical than the mythos and much more comfortable than the muiras