La Sportiva Kaptiva W Running Shoe
Meet the Kaptiva, the "do it all" trail shoe from La Sportiva. While this shoe is marketed as a speed trail runner, this shoe performs well on a variety of terrain in the mid to long distance range. The Kaptiva is loaded with protection, comfort, and support needed to move fast in the mountains. The Kaptiva's full length rock plate and torsional rigidity, give this shoe a firm underfoot feel, but make it the perfect trail runner for ultimate precision on rocky and uneven terrain. All of these features might make the Kaptiva your go to scramble, ridge traverse, or sky running shoe of choice.
One of our favorite features of this shoe is its sock like compression fit in the upper thanks to the sock sleeve and its overall low volume fit to make you feel like you are not missing a beat on the trail. The Kaptiva is snug in the best possible way, it locks the foot in like no other trail runner, allowing for not an ounce of slippage when side-hilling, moving uphill, or bombing downhill. The upper of the Kaptiva is extremely durable, it features a TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) plastic toe bumper and thin film overlays to protect your foot in the most critical high wear areas. The 3.5-4.5mm lug pattern on the Kaptiva makes this shoe the most suitable on mud, grass, and snowy surfaces, but it shines on most rocky terrain!
- Weight: 7.9 oz / 225 g
- Last: narrow
- 6mm drop between toe & heel for ultimate precision
- Sole: FriXion® XF 2.0 with 3.5-4.5mm lugs
- Sock like compression knit upper with wrap around tongue
I am thrilled to find trail runners that are not made for wide feet! They are great on trails. I love them.