La Sportiva Wildcat GTX
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.
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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.
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 great all around trail runner for people looking for great stability and cushion. The La Sportiva Wildcat GTX, built on the FriXion X-Axis rubber outsole digs into any surface for excellent traction and added cushion. The single density midsole provides excellent cushioning and is coupled with a plush LaSpEVA 2.4 mm lasting board. PRODUCT FEATURES: Last: Tempo Upper: AirMesh/ Trail Cage/ TPU film/ Transkinetic Heel Stabilizer/ UreTech Midsole: MEMIex/ Nylon molded Flex Transfer shank
- Appalachian Outdoors