Katana has been updated for 2018 with a new flashy colour and a slightly more secure strap but is still on the same last that made it so popular
The La Sportiva Katana is a hugely popular shoe for both inside and out.
Velcro straps make them easy to slip on and off while projecting, the stiff rubber is great for standing solidly on small edges.
A variety of innovative material technologies go into the front and back end of this shoe to make it both comfortable and dry.
A superb intermediate to advanced shoe, ideal for slightly overhanging sport, face climbing and cracks.
Be sure to check the fit, as with all Sportiva shoes the size you take will usually be around one and a half to two UK sizes smaller than you would expect, worth popping in to the shop and trying them on the first time.