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All you need to know about the La Sportiva Women's Quantum Trail Running Shoe is that it turns brutally rough trails buttery smooth thanks to ample cushioning and a responsive, glove-like fit. This trail shoe not only protects your feet but provides powerful rebound energy with every step. A scree guard keeps gravel from filling your socks, a heel counter locks your heel in place when you need to dodge through rock gardens, and the mesh uppers battle the scorching heat of summer so you stay cool.

  • La Sportiva's MorphoDynamic construction uses soft synthetic materials to absorb the impact of the terrain under your foot, providing cushioning for comfort and powerful forward spring that adds speed to each stride
  • Four-way stretch allows the scree guard and the breathable upper to flex so your feet won't feel constricted or cramped
  • Sticky FriXion AT sole material provides steadfast traction on loose gravel, hard packed trails, and slick foot bridges
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Help align my knees when running

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These shoes are super stable and help my to keep my knees in line when running. Also, I typically buy men's shoes because I have such wide feet, but these shoes fit great. The high arch is perfect for me, but my mom, who has flat feet, tried them on and said the sole had a high and sharp arch which wasn't comfortable for her.

Nice so far!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I first ordered my regular size, but they were too snug, so I ordered half a size up and they fit perfectly. Have only done a 10 mile hike and 2 mile trail run so far, but they were very comfortable and light. Gummy soles are good for rock scrambles. The only con is that they seem to make me more likely to trip/fall. This might be because of the soles' wavy shape that is a bit higher than my regular running sneakers or hiking boots, but hopefully I will adjust to it. Attractive design.

Gotta love the Quantum trail.

    I got a pair of these shoes last year and have loved them. As a member of the Wasatch Speed Goat Mountain Racing Team, I need a trail shoe that will get me through a 100 mile race. These shoes are light, super stable, and low profile. I love the color and it hides the dirt and dust well. I recommend these shoes to the long distance trail runner who wants protection and comfort.

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      Great overall shoe, lots of cushion but light and fast. Agree with other reviewers, this is indeed a snug fit but natural. Suggest ordering half size up if wearing thicker socks. Often I wear these without socks and have no issues. A very thin, liner type sock for longer distances is recommended. To summarize, Hoka-like cushion with minimalist type feel. Best of both worlds. If conditions are muddy and wet, or snow-filled (think Utah Spring 2011) then I would pick the Crosslite 2.0 over this shoe, otherwise, I would go with this one for a long rocky race or short distances too.

      Fit and ride are top-notch

        I love the way these fit - low to the ground, super stable, really nimble and agile in rocks, rough terrain. They are a little soft on the bottom so I'd be careful with pointy rocks and the like. Durability is a bit of a factor - I've had them a month and the bottom cracked on one of the "waves" and is now peeling off, but LaSportiva will warranty them.

        I actually wear "women's size 9 wide"...

        I actually wear "women's size 9 wide" shoes... do any Sportiva shoes come in wide? Also, I got my heart set on black & pink shoes this time, these are perfect, except for the wide part...

        Thanks, Vicki

        Chaska, Minnesota

        Best Answer

        Hi Vicki,

        I checked La Sportiva's website and was able to determine that they do not manufacture wide or narrow sizes. The women's sizes are actually manufactured to be wider than their men's line. It is possible that these could work for you. Feel free to visit their FAQ page below for more info.