La Sportiva Raptor


Materials AirMesh and synthetic leather
Sizes Euro 36-47.5 (half sizes)
Weight 12.3 ounces per shoe



I gave these 1/2 star only because I absolutely LOVE…

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $110

I gave these 1/2 star only because I absolutely LOVE the other La Sportiva trail running shoes. To me these appeared to be a gnarlier version of Wildcat, a shoe I have put many miles on.

But (at least the pair I have) the tongues in these shoes keeps slipping WAY down to the outside, to the point that they're not even in front of my foot. And even if I PULL the tongue way to the other side, then cinch them down tight, in 5 minutes they slip back to the other side. Even when I am not in them, they appear to do this.

Hard to believe a company with such a history of design and quality products could make something so defective. I can only hope I got among the first Raptors made and they have since fixed this problem.

La Sportiva Men's Raptor


The La Sportiva Men's Raptor is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 3, 2014 at EMS.

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