La Sportiva

La Sportiva Bushido Womens

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Neutral, stable, lightweight, sticky and aggressive; the Bushido Women's mountain running shoe is designed for unbeatable performance on technical terrain.

Features

  • With performance driven design, the Bushido Women's is perfect for technical terrain and provides added stability over stones, roots and branches on the trail. The "STB Control" construction utilizes a TPU frame that wraps under foot to provide maximum stability, responsiveness, and reduce overall weight.
  • Internal slip-on construction fits the foot like a sock without causing excessive pressure
  • Outsole lugs have rounded edges and wrap over the midsole to provide added traction and enhance stability on off-camber terrain
  • AWARDS: Trail Runner - Editors' Choice, OUTDOOR GEAR LAB - Editors' Choice 2016

Specs

WEIGHT: 8.80 oz (248g)
LAST: Women's Racing Lite Ergo
FIT: Performance
UPPER: AirMesh / Thermal adhesive microfiber / High frequency welded ripstop / TPU toe cap
LINING: Mesh / Highly breathable lateral mesh inserts / Stretch AirMesh (in tongue)
MIDSOLE: Compression molded MEMlex / 1.5mm dual-density compressed EVA rock guard in forefoot / TPU Shank
SOLE: Dual-Density FriXion® XT V-Groove™ with Impact Brake System™
DROP: 6mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 32A

Sizing

With the Bushido size up from your usual, because of the performance fit. Duplicate UK sizes refer to EU half sizes.

CENTURION REVIEW

On first picking up the Bushido it feels rigid and substantial, but not heavy. This shoe is build to last and built to handle rugged terrain, it excels particularly on rock. The sole is formed of sticky rubber with Sportiva's impact braking system allowing what for me is the best grip and stability on rock from any shoe I've ever worked with. With other shoes designed for rugged or rough terrain, studs or accentuated grip often create less contact surface area meaning they compromise too heavily on rock grip for better handling on grass and mud. The Bushido gives you enough confidence to attack mud and grass hard but comes in to it's own on rougher stuff. This is my go-to shoe for rocky ground like the Lake District, Snowdonia and Alpine mixed running, running using a microspike or mini-crampon, and any type of long trail race where I need more protection. This shoe has taken me everywhere from the Lakeland 100, to UTMB, to the slopes of Mt. Elbrus and mixed trail/ road ultra's. James Elson.