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The nubuck upper version of the Ultra Raptor II Mid is ideal for use on fast walks and lightly loaded excursions. It is waterproof and breathable thanks to the Gore-Tex® Extended Comfort membrane.
The world of trail running is characterised by a series of very different approaches to off-road running. Depending on the type of ground, the length of the track, the climatic conditions and the fitness of the runner, there are many different ways to interpret off-road running. It is therefore important to choose the boot that meets your demands and the shape of your foot. La Sportiva has created 3 segments in the field of off-road running based on the distance of the track and thus the type of use intended.
The La Sportiva Frixion® stem arose from the desire to create outsoles with increased parametres of hold and durability. This will decline on the basis of types of use and terrain. Used on dual rubber soles. The perfect combination of grip, durability and shock absorption.
A number of La Sportiva Mountain Running® shoes use EVA injected midsoles which differ from the standard compression molded EVA midsoles for a high degree of cushioning and a better elasticity o fthe fabric. These features assist “push off” during the propulsion phase while running, making these models ideal for use on offroad trails. Furthermore, EVA injected midsoles drastically reduce the“squash” effect of the EVA over time, allowing the product to maintain the same characteristics and high performance for its entire duration. Some La Sportiva models use standard compression molded EVA midsoles for the durability and reactivity on soft ground where the need for shock absorption is reduced.
Ortholite Mountain Running
Some Mountain Running models adopt the exclusive La Sportiva insoles by Ortholite, with 2 different thickness. Both models are available in men and women version and differs for the materials’ densities:
Impact Brake System
The innovative system is applied to the sole to absorb negative ground impact, help traction and improve grip downhill. Created and developed by the R&D department at La Sportiva, it offers real advantages during racing by reducing negative ground impact. The unique position of the lugs allows as many of them as possible to come into contact with the ground, for maximum impact absorption.
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