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Katana Lace

Katana Lace

$165.00
A lace-up version of the iconic Katana; the ideal shoe for every type of climbing.
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Find your size - Climbing Fit Chart

Use the chart below to determine your size. If you’re on the borderline between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your measurements for chest and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your chest measurement.

Size Height (cm) Chest (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm)
XS 122-128 64.5-66 59.5-61.5 68.5-71
S 128-137 66-69 61.5-65 71-74.5
M 137-147 69-75 65-69 74.5-79.5
L 147-158 75-81.5 69-72.5 79.5-84.5
XL 158-170 81.5-88.5 72.5-75.5 84.5-89.5

ADULT FOOTWEAR SIZING CHART

More sizes means a better fit! La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us five extra sizes per size run, which gives you a better fit!
MEN'SEUROPEANWOMEN'S
  33 2.5
  33.5 3
2.5+ 34 3.5
3 34.5 4
3.5 35 4.5
4 35.5 5
4.5 36 5.5
4.5+ 36.5 5.5+
5 37 6
5.5 37.5 6.5
6 38 7
6.5 38.5 7.5
6.5+ 39 7.5+
7 39.5 8
7.5 40 8.5
8 40.5 9
8.5 41 9.5
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+
9 42 10
9.5 42.5 10.5
10 43 11
10.5 43.5 11.5
10.5+ 44 11.5+
11 44.5 12
11.5 45 12.5
12 45.5 13
12.5 46 13.5
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+
13 47 14
13.5 47.5  
14 48  
15 49  
16 50  
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Features

We added the P3® technology to one of our most successful climbing shoes to produce a veritable edging machine! This is the first tubular construction climbing shoe that gives you the performance of a lined shoe with the comfort of an unlined shoe. Coupled with the new Vibram® XS Edge™ compound, this powerful, slightly asymmetric, slightly down-tuned all around shoe excels in every type of climbing scenario.

 

• Ideal terrain: Overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 800
SIZES: 33 - 46 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 8.71 oz (247g)
LAST: PD 55 
FIT: Tech with medium asymmetry
CONSTRUCTION: Slip lasted tube construction
UPPER: Leather / Lorica®
LINING: Pacific (forefoot and back)
MIDSOLE: 1.1mm full-length LaspoFlex with P3®
SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Edge™

Reviews

Customer Reviews

5 Item(s)

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Review for KATANA LACE
My first pair of climbing shoes i've ever bought and they have made me a 5.10 climber. I learned how to lead in these shoes and they have never failed me in a tight spot. I'm climbing 5.11 now and I've had the shoes for 6 months now, and they're still working as well as the first day, the edging i do is perfect for indoor sport climbing. I RECOMMEND TO ALL!
Review by Joseph S. - Coloma, MI (Posted on 11/7/2015)
Review for KATANA LACE
I had an older pair of begginer la sportivas that served me well, so for my next pair I checked out the other models they had to offer. I tested several at the gym, and the katana felt the best between it, the miura, and the futura, so I bought it. The fit is excellent, and the laces clamp down on every part of my foot. The sizing is true to normal shoe size, so go a half size down from your comfortable sneakers (note: I've got wide feet and high arches, so this may not hold true if you have narrow feet). On day one I blasted through several boulder problems in the V3-V5 range outdoors. This shoe performed equally well in pockets, tiny edges, and toe-in cracks. After 15 minutes I was confident using whatever I had at my disposal with the shoe. This is by far the most versatile, comfortable climbing shoe I've ever worn. My only complaint is the slightly steep price, but I guarantee you it's worth it.
Review by Isaac S. - Layton, UT (Posted on 4/20/2015)
Review for KATANA LACE
It fits like a glove and has helped me improve my climbing so much! I don't think I can wear anything else
Review by Joseph N. - Portland, OR (Posted on 9/22/2013)
Review for KATANA LACE
these shoes have changed the way i climb i went from 5.9 to 5.10 occasional 5.11 amazing shoe i would recommend these to anyone
Review by Lake N. - Atlanta, GA (Posted on 3/11/2013)
Review for KATANA LACE
For an all-around shoe, the Katana Lace is an outstanding compromise between comfort and performance. I can rock these shoes anywhere, whether it's crack climbing, steep sport, bouldering, or slab. Every climber needs a pair of these in their arsenal!
Review by Kyle H. - Oakland, CA (Posted on 11/28/2012)
Features

We added the P3® technology to one of our most successful climbing shoes to produce a veritable edging machine! This is the first tubular construction climbing shoe that gives you the performance of a lined shoe with the comfort of an unlined shoe. Coupled with the new Vibram® XS Edge™ compound, this powerful, slightly asymmetric, slightly down-tuned all around shoe excels in every type of climbing scenario.

 

• Ideal terrain: Overhanging sport routes, bouldering, gym climbing and technical face climbing

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 800
SIZES: 33 - 46 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 8.71 oz (247g)
LAST: PD 55 
FIT: Tech with medium asymmetry
CONSTRUCTION: Slip lasted tube construction
UPPER: Leather / Lorica®
LINING: Pacific (forefoot and back)
MIDSOLE: 1.1mm full-length LaspoFlex with P3®
SOLE: 4mm Vibram® XS Edge™

Reviews

Customer Reviews

5 Item(s)

per page
Review for KATANA LACE
My first pair of climbing shoes i've ever bought and they have made me a 5.10 climber. I learned how to lead in these shoes and they have never failed me in a tight spot. I'm climbing 5.11 now and I've had the shoes for 6 months now, and they're still working as well as the first day, the edging i do is perfect for indoor sport climbing. I RECOMMEND TO ALL!
Review by Joseph S. - Coloma, MI (Posted on 11/7/2015)
Review for KATANA LACE
I had an older pair of begginer la sportivas that served me well, so for my next pair I checked out the other models they had to offer. I tested several at the gym, and the katana felt the best between it, the miura, and the futura, so I bought it. The fit is excellent, and the laces clamp down on every part of my foot. The sizing is true to normal shoe size, so go a half size down from your comfortable sneakers (note: I've got wide feet and high arches, so this may not hold true if you have narrow feet). On day one I blasted through several boulder problems in the V3-V5 range outdoors. This shoe performed equally well in pockets, tiny edges, and toe-in cracks. After 15 minutes I was confident using whatever I had at my disposal with the shoe. This is by far the most versatile, comfortable climbing shoe I've ever worn. My only complaint is the slightly steep price, but I guarantee you it's worth it.
Review by Isaac S. - Layton, UT (Posted on 4/20/2015)
Review for KATANA LACE
It fits like a glove and has helped me improve my climbing so much! I don't think I can wear anything else
Review by Joseph N. - Portland, OR (Posted on 9/22/2013)
Review for KATANA LACE
these shoes have changed the way i climb i went from 5.9 to 5.10 occasional 5.11 amazing shoe i would recommend these to anyone
Review by Lake N. - Atlanta, GA (Posted on 3/11/2013)
Review for KATANA LACE
For an all-around shoe, the Katana Lace is an outstanding compromise between comfort and performance. I can rock these shoes anywhere, whether it's crack climbing, steep sport, bouldering, or slab. Every climber needs a pair of these in their arsenal!
Review by Kyle H. - Oakland, CA (Posted on 11/28/2012)