Meet the La Sportiva Jackal, the ultimate long distance trail runner, with exceptional cushion and stability. The Jackal rocks an EVA foam and polyurethane midsole which gives the shoe its supreme cushion while not adding any extra weight. The materials of this midsole allows the shoe to feel extremely responsive over long distances. In addition to the responsive midsole, the Jackal features a full length rock plate to protect the underfoot from talus and rock, while allowing the runner to cruise down technical steep descents. The unique feature of this shoe is its wider fitting last compared to other Sportiva trail runners. In conjunction with the high cushion profile of the Jackal, the benefit of the wider fitting upper will allow your toes to splay out and ultimately make it more comfortable over longer distances. The Jackal also sports a dual density rock guard for ultimate underfoot protection, and a solid toe bumper to protect against rugged trails. The Jackal will propel you down talus fields, and technical steep descents while providing the most shock absorption for those tired legs. Be sure to note the Jackal tends to run on the shorter side!
If you have been waiting for that high cushion trail runner, and are tired of the firm feel of most trail runners, look no further than the La Sportiva Jackal!
- 7mm Heel-to-Toe Drop
- Dual density rock plate for underfoot protection
- 10.5 oz / 300 g
- Seamless upper means less hot spots
- EVA foam & polyurethane midsole