La Sportiva

Kataki Climbing Shoe

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 Men'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 budgetwhich is basically every dedicated climber out there.

Manufacturer's details & specifications

average lifespan
1 year
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Price Range: $131.25 - $175.00


“Editor's Choice: These shoes are high-performing crack climbing machines.”
“La Sportiva Kataki Climbing Shoe Review”
“When it comes to one shoe to use for both technical face climbing and difficult cracks, the Kataki is one of the best all-around shoes I’ve used.”
Rock & Run
“A phenomenal piece of kit and I can see them becoming firm favourites for many climbers. ”
Rock + Ice
“An performance oriented shoe with all the right features: comfort, pliability, and structure. ”
“A great shoe for vertical to moderately overhanging rock climbs”

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