La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Trail Running Shoes - Men's
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These neutral trail runners are well-cushioned for long runs on rocky, technical trails. The soles use extremely sticky rubber that keeps you from skidding on almost any surface.
- Uppers are breathable nylon mesh and synthetic leather.
- Moulded exoskeleton heel stabilizers.
- Aggressive rubber toecaps provide protection.
- Linings have wicking mesh to help keep your feet cool and dry.
- Lightweight, compression-moulded midsoles are 80% EVA and 20% SBR (synthetic butadiene rubber).
- Midsoles have highly compressed EVA rock guards to protect feet from stone bruises.
- Nylon shanks add torsional stability and support.
- Outsoles are made of a versatile, ultra-sticky compound for maximum grip on technical and rocky terrain.
- Raised, offset, slanted lugs provide superior traction and added shock absorption.
- Neutral platform.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize over pronation, where the foot tends to roll inward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.
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