La Sportiva Rajas

rated 4.00 of 5 stars

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photo: La Sportiva Rajas trail running shoe

Specs

Men's
Price Historic Range: $17.84-$90.00
Reviewers Paid: $85.00
Women's
Price Historic Range: $33.23-$95.00

Reviews

1 review
5-star:   0
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0

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.

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

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