La Sportiva Habanero
Materials: suede tops/great traction-grip soles
Use: tough trails/ driving
Break-in Period: shldn't have to break-in a shoe
Price Paid: $40
Was attracted by yellow + style (5*for style). I'm used to the comfort/cushioning of running shoes so this shoe feels quite stiff and non-cushioned. Tongue is not padded so top of foot is barely protected from laces area. Also shoe does not bend easily at toe area as when walking...little and big toes feel pressure of tough leather at crease as you walk.
Shoes feel like they have to be broken-in. Not a comfortable walking shoe at this point (just got them). Got shoe cuz wanted all-around foot support for long distance driving (hate cruise control) and general outdoor wear and dislike the look of running shoes. Will use for driving and trail hiking. Had to order 1/2 size larger to wear w/ crew socks.
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Hot and spicy, the Habanero by La Sportiva has the looks and attitude for multi-sport performance or 'round-town siesta days. Boulder, builder and basically do whatever you'd like in these comfortable, styly shoes.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . For the adventurous spirit on the go, La Sportiva's Habanero hiking and approach shoes are a versatile essential. Lightweight and sizzling with style, these shoes are also perfect for traveling. FriXion(R) rubber outsole with Sticky Rubber for additional grip Impact Brake System with inclined treads for superior traction Removable footbed EVA midsole Leather and suede upper Synthetic mesh lining Weight:1 lb. 13 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Size Euro (US): 38 (6-6 ) 38 (6 ) 39 (7) 39 (7 ) 40 (7 -8) 40 (8-8 ) 41 (8 ) 41 (8 -9) 42 (9) 42 (9 -10) 43 (10) 43 (10 ) 44 (11) 44 (11 ) 45 (11 -12) 45 (12) 46 (12-12 ) 46 (12 -13) 47 (13-13 ) 47 (14)
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. La Sportiva Men's Habanero Shoe (Fall 2008) The Men's Habanero Boot by La Sportiva is a multi-purpose hiking and approach shoe perfect for travel. Features: Rubber toecap for durability and abrasion resistance Impact Brake System sole for increased traction Smooth stylish lines work for every situation Weight: 12.9 oz / 366 g Upper: Roughout Leather/Rubber toecap Construction: Slip Lasted Strobel Last: Trango 2 Lining: Mesh Sole/Midsole: FriXion AT/Approach with Impact Brake System Micropore EVA Insole: None
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version