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Mens La Sportiva Ultra Raptor

Mens La Sportiva Ultra Raptor
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Protection is the name of the game for those shoes. You will be treated to a high-riding, cushioned shoe that for a trail shoe is light in weight but nonetheless capable of tackling demanding, rough terrain.

Mens La Sportiva Ultra Raptor

Protection is the name of the game for those shoes. You will be treated to a high-riding, cushioned shoe that for a trail shoe is light in weight but nonetheless capable of tackling demanding, rough terrain.
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Our verdict

Protection is the name of the game for those shoes. You will be treated to a high-riding, cushioned shoe that for a trail shoe is light in weight but nonetheless capable of tackling demanding, rough terrain.
  • Solid construction
  • Grip
  • Colours!

First impressions

Ideal for long distance, ultra-trail and ultra-marathon competitions or demanding training sessions. An extremely protective and shock absorbing boot.

This is a neutral shoe that offers plenty of technology, including an Impact Brake System where the lugs of the soles are oriented in opposing slanted directions. This opposition increases braking power by an average of 20% and decreases impact forces by and average of 20% – good news for all you hill runners out there.

The standout feature has to be the flexible forefoot rock plate, which guards your foot from hazards on the trail and a thin midsole offers a touch of cushioning.

The Ultra Raptor offer versatile soles, ideal for all types of terrain including stone, scree, grass, moss and mud. Ideal for running either in high humidity or on dry ground.

Midsole

Impact Brake System - The innovative system is applied to the sole to absorb negative ground impact, help traction and improve grip downhill. Offering 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.

EVA injected midsoles offer a high degree of cushioning and a better elasticity of the fabric. These features assist ‘push off’. EVA injected midsoles allow the product to maintain the same characteristics and high performance.

Upper

The mesh upper has significant overlays for added strength and protection. The outsole wraps up and forms a toe bumper while the shoe also features a significant heel counter for strength. The shoes certainly feel snug on the foot.

The addition of an Ortholite Sockliner adds to the comfort underfoot and moulds to the foot.

Sole

XF FriXion Outsole - The La Sportiva Frixion® stem arose from the desire to create outsoles with increased parametres of hold and durability. XF FriXion – Very sticky, versatile rubber compound.

Conclusion

These shoes rode perfectly well. There's nothing particularly 'wow' about the Ultra Rapotor in that department but does there need to be? They were well cushioned, comfortable, strong and offered a great grip on a variety of surfaces. The shoes hold your feet well and give you confidence so if you're venturing out for long runs in tough conditions, these shoes are worthy of consideration.

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Shoe details

Gender: Mens
Year: 2017
Season: Spring/Summer
Current model:
RRP: £109.99
Release date: 2017

Technical info

MIDSOLE

MEMIex EVA is a full length midsole engineered for moderate cushioning.

Flex Transfer Shank is located at the midfoot and is a nylon molded piece designed for torsional rigidity.

OUTSOLE

FriXion XF is a full length versatile sticky compound designed for technical and rocky terrain.

Impact Brake System is a lugged system designed to lessen impact by 20% and increase uphill/downhill traction.

Rock Guard in the forefoot consists of a highly compressed EVA layer that protects feet from rock bruises.

UPPER

Air Mesh encompasses the majority of the upper and is breathable to help keep the foot cool.

Transkinetic Heel Stabilizer is a thermoplastic unit designed to keep the heel snug for an enhanced fit.

Lacing Harness is a thermoplastic unit extending from the lacing eyelets and to the midsole. It is intended to provide a snug fit.

Traditional Sockliner for underfoot comfort.

Strobel Last is full length and is designed for cushioning.

Suitabilty

Off Road Use

Short Trail
Long Trail
Adventure

Shoe Type

Neutral

Surfaces

Light Trail
Trail
Severe Trail

Weight

Light
Regular
Heavy