As of December 2016, Sportiva has confirmed the sad news: the Ganda has been discontinued. This model has been replaced with the TX lineup, including the TX2, TX3, and TX4.
This La Sportiva Ganda is the best approach shoe out there for real deal climbing, earning a Top Pick for Climbing Ability. It is a favorite among guides, who can climb just about any moderate rock route in them. In our previous review, which weighted climbing performance more strongly, the Ganda was our Editors' Choice winner. For light and fast pushes on big alpine rock routes and traverses, the climbing ability of these more than make up for the hiking limitations created by the snug-fitting forefoot. We even hear of people climbing 5.12 in these. The Ganda is also one of the most durable products we tested, and will stand up to years of hard use and multiple resoles.
That said, they are very expensive. They are twice the price of the Editors' Choice Five Ten Guide Tennie or the Best Buy La Sportiva Boulder X. They are awesome, but we think it will be hard for most people to justify the price, especially since the Guide Tennie climbs as well as most people need for an approach shoe and the heavier Boulder X hikes well and is not far behind.