La Sportiva Wildcat GTX
Very nice shoe. Very cushioned as stated. I had been…
Materials: Synthetics, Gore-tex
Use: Trail Running
Break-in Period: 0
Price Paid: $125
Very nice shoe. Very cushioned as stated. I had been running in a La Sportiva Fireblade during the summer. These shoes are more bulky for sure, but they are a better everyday shoe.
I would race in the Fireblades, but use the Wildcats everyday. They are easier on my legs and feet. They are also Gore-Tex and completely water-proof. I have run in 4 inches of snow/slush and my feet were dry.
The Wildcats are comfy right out of the box. I had no issues with fit. I have normal feet. The toe-box leaves plenty of space for the toes to lay flat. No hot-spots. They are true to size. They are not as heavy as other trail shoes I have tried. They don't feel so "booty".
Overall, Great shoe! I would for sure buy again.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Unleash your wild side on the trail with the waterproof GORE-TEX protection and extra cushioning comfort of La Sportiva's Wildcat trail running shoes. Run, rain or shine with the waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX liner within the highly ventilated mesh uppers while a supportive midsole and grippy FriXion rubber outsole provide traction and stability.
- Mountain Gear
A waterproof stable neutral trail runner that fits just like the WildcatThe GoreTex version of the Wildcat keeps you dry in wet conditions with no compromise of fit or performance The new stretch Gore technology we developed creates a gusset free membrane over the topFeatures WEIGHT 1369 oz 388g LAST Tempo FIT MediumWide UPPER Airmesh Trail Cage TPU Transkinetic Heel Stablizer LINING GoreTex Extended Comfort Footwear MIDSOLE MEMlexNylon molded Flex Transfer shank24 mm LaSpEVA MIDSOLE DROP 12mm SOLE FriXion AT Impact Brake System XAxistrade
For the wet, uneven trail conditions of late fall, mid-winter, and early spring, the La Sportiva Men's Wildcat GTX Trail Running Shoe gives you full waterproof breathable protection on a stable cushioned platform. The supportive yet flexible Airmesh upper features a TPU film to resist moisture and a Gore-Tex membrane to ensure it stays out. A molded nylon shank stabilizes your foot over rough terrain, and the single-density midsole adds cushioning for long days. La Sportiva finished off the Wildcat with a Frixion sticky rubber outsole and its Impact Brake System, which uses opposing lugs to slow your speed on steep descents.
A neutral, extremely well-cushioned trail running shoe, the La Sportiva Wildcat offers great stability and the waterproof protection of Gore-Tex.