La Sportiva Bushido II GORE-TEX Trail Running Shoes
Tackle the trails at high speed with the La Sportiva Bushido II GORE-TEX Trail Running Shoes. The extremely responsive EVA midsole and dual-density outsole will keep you firmly in control no matter what terrain is thrown at you.
Lightweight Mesh Upper
Helping to keep the overall weight of the shoe down to a minimum, the upper of the Bushido II is extremely light, which will allow you to push yourself further and faster. The mesh that surrounds the upper will allow air in and out, which means that as the feet begin to warm up, the warm air that builds up inside the shoe can escape easily, and this constant cycle will keep the feet feeling ventilated and fresh. To avoid damp feet and dampened spirits, a GORE-TEX membrane resides inside the shoe; it integrates with the mesh upper to supply a combination of durable waterproofing and optimised breathability. Sometimes it's hard to stay dry without developing that distracting clammy feeling, but GORE-TEX keeps water on the outside while letting perspiration escape from the inside; keeping sweat to a minimum and you, cool and comfy. Thicker material covering the toes will protect them from any bumps or knocks that they might receive on the trail. For further protection, the heel has a firm counter that surrounds it, which will keep the rearfoot in a strong and upright position to keep it healthy. Finding a secure fit is easy to achieve, with easy to fasten laces that will secure the shoe around the midfoot. The tongue will lie flat on the ankle, which will prevent irritation caused by rubbing and chafing from occurring. Finally, the shoes are fitted with an Ortholite insole that will help to wick away sweat, as well as, providing you with a soft and comfortable cushion under the foot.
Shock Absorbing Midsole
Despite being extremely lightweight, the midsole on the Bushido II will serve you with both protection and cushioning, which will keep you going for longer. Towards the bottom of the midsole, the EVA is densely packed into the midsole, which will absorb all shocks and heavy impacts instantly and effectively. This will allow you to tackle volatile and uneven trails in complete confidence. As you travel further up the midsole, the EVA becomes a lot softer, which will mean that on every step you will feel cushioned and comfortable. This means that there will be less stress and impacts placed on the heel and knees, which will guard against fatigue and help you push yourself further and faster than ever before. The energy produced from each stride that you take will be returned as rebound, which will give you an added spring in your step. In the forefoot, there is a rock guard which will improve the protection should you step on any sharp rocks.
Dual-Density Frixion Outsole
The durable dual-density Frixion outsole will provide you with supreme grip and traction on a wide range of trails. Able to form a strong grip, the rubber will stabilise and anchor the feet to the ground. The rubber will guard against damage, as it is made from abrasion-resistant rubber. This will mean that it will protect itself from damage from rocky ground, improving the lifespan and functionality of the shoe over the long term. Deep and aggressive lugs will dig into wet ground, anchoring you in place for a stable and secure ride. The outsole uses an impact brake system which will mean that you will quickly be able to come to a stop or take on technical descents with more control.
About La Sportiva
La Sportiva was born in 1928, when Narciso Delladio hand-crafted wooden leather boots for many lumber-jacks and farmers of the Fassa and Fiemme valleys of italy. After the war, the demand for boots increased, thus obliging Delladio to hire new workers. The good name of "Calzoleria Sportiva" crossed the borders of the valleys. Starting from here the La Sportiva's history continued to grow. Now the firm produces in Fiemme Valley boots and shoes for all kind of outdoor activities from climbing and mountain, categories in which La Sportiva has the market leadership, to mountain running, trekking and the ski mountaineer ging market. Recently the company entered in the ski mountaineering segment and in the apparel market with a complete selection of technical clothes for running, ski mountaineering and climbing. La Sportiva who produces mainly in his headquarter at Ziano di Fiemme, is distributed in more than 70 countries worldwide.
GORE-TEX Upper – Repels wet weather conditions, keeping feet feeling dry and and comfortable.
Breathable Mesh – Air can flow in and out easily for breathability.
Toe Protection – Thicker material covers the toes for protection.
Heel Counter – Rearfoot is held in a firm and healthy upright position.
Secure Lacing – Secure laces will provide a tailored fit to the midfoot.
Flat Lying Tongue – Sits on the ankle softly for comfort and protection.
Ortholite Insole – Wicks sweat away and provides underfoot cushioning.
Shock Absorbing – All shocks and heavy impacts are absorbed instantly.
Cushioned – EVA towards the top of the midsole will cushion the foot for reduced fatigue.
Responsive – The responsive midsole will give you an added spring in your step.
Rock Guard – Protects the forefoot from sharp impacts.
Dual Density Frixion Outsole – Forms a solid grip with a wide range of different surfaces.
Abrasion Resistant Rubber – Improves the lifespan and long-term functionality of the shoes.
Aggressive Lugs – Deep and aggressive lugs dig into surfaces, anchoring you in place.
Impact Brake System – More control on technical descents.
Drop – 6mm.
Weight – 298g.
Brand: La Sportiva products