The Women’s Otaki Climbing Shoe is an updated version of La Sportiva’s versatile Katana upgraded with a sharper downturn for more aggressive performance on any route or problem. P3 technology applies a Permanent Power Platform that ensures the Otaki’s downturn stays downturned. The S-Heel construction optimizes heel hooking and gives a snug fit while Vibram’s XS Grip2 sole sharpens the sides for ideal edging slicing and dicing. La Sportiva styled the Otaki’s upper with laser-cut leather and microfiber reinforcements to reduce stretch. The LaspoFlex midsole isn’t too soft nor too stiff; you could say it’s just right.