Awards Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award   
Price $195.00 at REI
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$180.00 at REI
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$195.00 at REI
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$185.00 at Backcountry
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$185.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Versatile, durable, comfortableGreat precision, aggressive/down turned toe tip, sensitive, great toe and heel hooking, precise fit, comfortable, easy on/offBest edging shoe on the marketIncredible sensitivity, great edging, durabilityExtremely precise toe, extra heel sensitivity, comfortable for an aggressive shoe
Cons ExpensiveNot comfortable for all-day climbing, expensive, not the most versatile, hard to fit, single strap broke prematurelyExpensiveSpecalized use, expensive, might be hard to resolePricey, tall toe box, too narrow for some feet
Bottom Line An awesome shoe for long climbs requiring a variety of crack climbing and edging techniquesA tried and true modern classic, this model excels while steep and technical climbingThis high performance model is the ultimate balance of support and sensitivityAn incredibly sensitive and comfortable shoe that excels at edgingA comp-oriented shoe with a plethora of nice features
Rating Categories Katana Lace La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Genius La Sportiva Futura Solution Comp
Edging (20%)
9
9
10
9
9
Cracks (20%)
9
8
6
7
7
Comfort (20%)
9
7
7
7
7
Pockets (20%)
8
9
9
9
9
Sensitivity (20%)
8
9
10
10
9
Specs Katana Lace La Sportiva Solution La Sportiva Genius La Sportiva Futura Solution Comp
Style Lace Velcro Lace Velcro Velcro
Upper Leather/Lorica Leather / Lorica Suede leather / Microfiber Leather/Synthetic Leather Leather, microfiber
Width Options Regular Regular Regular Regular Regular
Lining Pacific (forefoot and back) HF in toe box and arch area only Unlined Unlined Pacific, lycra
Rubber Type Vibram XS Edge Vibram XS Grip 2 Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Grip2 Vibram XS Grip2
Rubber Thickness (millimeters) 4 mm 4 mm 3 mm 3 mm 4 mm
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