I picked up a pair of La Sportiva Katana’s from MEC with some christmas money this past week. I took them to the gym for the first time today. My last pair of shoes were 5.10 Sirens, which I still adore, but they’ve been shifted to my big wall shoes, as they have become far too comfortable for bouldering.
This is my first set of velcro shoes, and i’m loving them already. Not to say my toes won’t be pleased when they stretch out a little (it’s a pretty serious hammer toe fit.) They seem pretty solid, even on the outside edges, which is a marked difference from the Sirens. I guess time will tell how they turn out, but I’ve heard pretty good reviews and despite a little pain they performed pretty well at the gym.