I got to try a demo version of this shoe at my local…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: Frixion sticky rubber outsole with rock bite heel for descents
Use: Rocks
Break-in Period: 10-20 mi
Weight: 13 oz
Price Paid: $85

I got to try a demo version of this shoe at my local trail running shop. With demos in hand I headed straight for my favorite trails and was happy to find that they handled the nastiest stuff with amazing stability and traction. Not wanting to damage the demos I headed back to shop and purchased a pair the next morning.

Their niche has been established in my trail running repertoire. Any day that I go out on the rootiest, rockiest, muddiest, I put these things on my feet. Of all my trail shoes they offer the most control and protection on these types of trails.

I would have given it 5 stars if not for the lack of cushion in the heel. This is probably a trade-off for stability. I have corrected the problem by simply putting a softer after market insole in the shoe.

La Sportiva Rajas


The Rajas has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$17.84 - $95.00

The La Sportiva Rajas is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 2, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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