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La Sportiva Kataki Women Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Kataki Women Climbing Shoe
  • La Sportiva Kataki Women Climbing Shoe

KATAKI WOMEN

La Sportiva

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Description

The Kataki Women's is a versatile, high-performance lace-up climbing shoe with patented S-Heel™ construction for technical heel work and precise performance on all terrain.

• P3® patented technology for a down-turned performance fit for slicing and dicing where needed

• Patented S-Heel™ construction provides optimal heel hooking maneuverability and the perfect heel cup fit by eliminating heel deformation in high-torsion situations

• Differentiated lacing between front and rear for the perfect dialed-in fit

• 3/4 sole for easy resoling

 

Retail price

US$ 170.00

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Weight 266 g

Single : 213 g / 7.5 oz
Pair : 426 g / 15.0 oz

Closure Type Lace
Gender Women
Volume Low Narrow
Sizing Information European sizes 32-43, including half sizes.

La Sportiva Shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes.


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Best Use (Highest Performance) Sport / Face
Over-hanging
Asymmetry Aggressive
Last Details Shape: Downturned (performance)
Construction: Slip Lasted
Last : WPD 75 This means the last shape has a pointed toe, it is downturned and has high asymmetry.
Upper Material ­Suede Leather / Micro fiber
Midsole Material 1.1 mm LaspoFlex with P3®
Sole Material 4.0 mm Vibram® XS Edge™­
Footbed Lining

Pacific (in front and back)

LaspoFlex

Super lightweight, ultra-thin synthetic fiber-laminate designed for maximum torsion rigidity.
P3® Technology

P3®

Permanent Power Platform used in climbing shoes to maintain the downturned shape of the shoe for the life of the shoe.
Vibram® XS Edge Technology

Vibram® XS Edge

Developed to provide maximum edging support, the VIBRAM®XS Edge compound delivers excellent grip while adding improved firmness for the most challenging edging moves. This rubber compound is exceptionally resistant to deformation on razor sharp edges and it will not creep while smearing.
Other Shoe Versions male female
2017 Climbing Shoes

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Alpinist Gear Review rating 5/5

I wore them on a variety of climbs to test their limits, from easy, low-angled climbs to routes that were very overhanging, on both limestone and granite. The Katakis were definitely not the shoe for low-angled granite where maximum friction was required, as the downturn shape prevented the shoe from smearing well. On the severely overhung routes—where you're not standing on your feet so much as using them like a second set of hands to grab, hook and pull—the shoes didn't have the sensitivity I desired. But whenever I need to stand on tiny little nothings, I'll reach for the Katakis.