REVIEW: La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

La Sportiva Women's Otaki & Skwama

In 2018 La Sportiva greatly increased their range of women's climbing shoes. From this extended range, the Skwama and Otaki complement each other well, says Penny Orr, since they have the same fit but perform quite differently.

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