Trail runners to the rest of us, but La Sportiva has coined the phrase “Mountain Running” for their trail running shoes. The all-new La Sportiva Wildcat trail runners are built for long training runs with excellent breathability, stability and traction in mind.
The entire upper is built from a combination of a mesh outer and a soft wicking liner with strategically-placed materials along the lower edges to improve water and abrasion resistance. With a built-in scree-guard tongue and a reinforced heel cup, these shoes mean business.
Traction is second-to-none with the Impact Brake System and Frixion sole. I’ve been surprised thus far with how well these grip in all conditions thus far. One interesting thing about these shoes is they feel a little ramped, which seems to facilitate a natural rolling motion–I like it.
I’ve only had these shoes for a day, so long-term thoughts will be posted later. Here are the specs on the La Sportiva Wildcat:
- Breathable mesh uppers
- Impact Braking System
- Frixion outsole
- TPU stabilizing heel
- Wildcat GTX (Gore-tex) available Fall 09
- Colors: Grey/Green or Grey/Yellow
- Weight: 12.1 oz each
- Price: $100