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La Sportiva Wildcat Trail-Running Shoes - Men\'s


    La Sportiva Wildcat Trail-Running Shoes - Men's

    For neutral runners wanting superb cushioning on their trail runs, look no further than the Wildcat from La Sportiva. See details

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    For neutral runners wanting superb cushioning on their trail runs, look no further than the Wildcat from La Sportiva.

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    For neutral runners wanting superb cushioning on their trail runs, look no further than the Wildcat from La Sportiva.

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    For neutral runners wanting superb cushioning on their trail runs, look no further than the Wildcat from La Sportiva.

    • 1-piece nylon mesh uppers are highly breathable and lightweight; external thermoplastic urethane stabilizers provide support for heels
    • Dynamic tongue construction works with the lacing harnesses for a secure, snug fit; nylon mesh linings on tongue and back half of shoe wick moisture to help keep feet dry
    • Dual-density MEMlex midsoles and 2.4mm thick LaSpEVA lasting boards provide ample cushioning
    • Midsoles also have nylon molded shanks to modulate toe spring and offer additional stability
    • Sticky FriXion® AT rubber outsoles deliver excellent traction and a smooth, resilient ride on and off the trail
    • Impact Brake System™ helps reduce impact forces while improving traction via the multidirectional, offset lug pattern

    Please note: La Sportiva products can only be shipped to the U.S., Canada and Mexico.


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    La Sportiva Wildcat Trail-Running Shoes - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Nylon mesh
    Nylon shank
    1 lb. 9 oz.
    Running shoe type
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    La Sportiva Wildcat Trail-Running Shoes - Men's

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    La Sportiva Wildcat Trail-Running Shoes - Men's is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shoe for long distance backpacking I am section hiking the Pacific Crest Trail so I am hiking long distances with weight on my back. I was searching for a comfortable shoe, fairly light and breathable. This shoe was one of my first picks. The first year on the PCT I backpacked about 80 miles with a 45 pound pack (way overweight). At the end of 80 miles my feet were swollen and I abandoned this shoe. However, the next pair I tried, different make, did not work well. I did like the overall comfort of the La Sportiva and I thought that maybe the excessive swelling I experienced with the Sportiva was due to the shoe's lack of firm support. It felt a little flimsy compared to other shoes. I bought a pair of Superfeet to add some stability in the sole and put them in the Sportiva. So I used the Sportiva this year on the PCT and backpacked 235 miles in two week with exactly zero foot problems. Not even a blister (after I switched to socks with individual toes). I was extremely happy with the performance and I was hiking over 20 miles on some days with a 35-40 pound backpack (still too heavy). I ran into a few other backpackers with this shoe and they felt exactly as I do, they love the shoe. One negative, the shoe started to fall apart after my 235 mile trip this year. I figure I had about 400 total hiking miles on the shoe at that point. Foot problems on long hikes are one of the most common complaints. I can say that the La Sportiva, in addition to individual toe socks, completely eliminated that problem for me, other than the normal foot fatigue from long distances.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The shoe that saved my AT Thru-Hike I began hiking the AT with another pair of trail runners had problems and then tried boots. They didn't work either. I found these around day 25 of the journey in Erwin, TN and wore them every day between there and Katahdin. I don't know if I would have made it without them. Super cushioned, super comfortable, grippy, all around excellent shoes. Lighter than boots, quick drying, and well fitting. After a week in the first pair I ordered four more at once knowing I'd be going through a pair every 500 miles. Bottomline: excellece not just for running, but hiking and backpacking too.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Trail Runner I am an avid trail runner and have been buying cheap shoes for years. This was my first big purchase pair of shoes and these things rock! Have had great success in the 6 times I've used them...they feel great and have been wearing well. Only thing is that the EU size does not match the US if you order them thru the REI website order the US size that you normally would.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoes! O.K. O.K. I know that these are trailrunners and I am going to review them from a backpacker's point of view. I was tired of lugging around heavy boots to backpack in that didn't really do anything for me that a lighter shoe would do. I have found that if you can get your pack weight down below 30 lbs trailrunners are the perfect shoe for backpacking. The Lasportiva Wildcats are perfect for this because they have the trailrunner characteristics but are rugged enough and have enough support to carry the load of a pack. I love them and will never go back to heavy leather boots. I can't comment on the longevity of these yet as I have only had them on the trail a few times but so far so good and they are comfortable right out of the box.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great disc golf shoe I use these a couple times a week for disc golf only. This is on varied terrain (clean fairways to wet/muddy ground to thick brush to cement tee boxes); traction is great on all. Comfortable and breathable. Granted, this isn't the most extreme of sports, but the heel pivoting/foot planting tends to blow out shoes quickly (Salomons, Merrels, North Face). These are holding up great and are very comfy out of the box.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Fastest Wearing Shoes Ever My first pair of La Sportivas, these shoes new had great traction, comfortable feel, and wick sweat away fast. I also liked some little details, like the sealed seams, relatively light weight, and the little plastic gaurd on the back. However, both the soles (especially the green traction nubs) and the fabric wore especially fast. Their own brand name rubbed off the top of the toe cap within the first week of owning them. Discolored, uneven wearing material everywhere else. They are not supportive enough in my opinion for the trail. Not good around wet rock/concrete either as others noted. Shoe upper drys fast, but cheap, foam bottom doesn't. When the traction numbs wear off, you won't want to use them for anything except around town after. Overall, just feels like a very cheap pair of shoes that...weren't.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Break Them In!! Break in these shoes and you will never go back to your old brand! These are the most comfortable trail runners/hikers I have ever owned. The traction is awesome and they last a long time. I use these for my snow hikes instead of my boots because they are more comfortable and keep there grip even in cold temps. If you get the gore tex version you will have all your trail shoes in one purchase. Just wish they would bring back the yellow wildcats.
    Date published: 2014-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from comfortable and eye catching I am in my 60's with one knee replaced and the other one headed there plus an arthritic ankle so I really needed something that would give me support and cushioning. These shoes have been great so far. My feet are slightly narrow and these seem to fit great. They are my favorite everyday shoes for just about everything. Heel is comfortable and snug with no slippage. Sole has jus the right amount of flex while being stable. Overall, I think they are a great walking shoe and my kids think I am cool too. I have even walked 19 holes of golf in them.
    Date published: 2014-04-07

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