Irene Bridget wrote a review of La Sportiva Raptor GTX Trail Running Shoe - Women's on October 25, 2013
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I got these shoes when I first started trail running. I am buying a second pair now that they've lived out their life. [NOTE: If I had not used them as water shoes during a sea-kayaking section of a NOLS trip in Australia they would still be usable. Unfortunately, I needed shoes with a thick sole to protect my feet from cone shells and sting rays so I opted to use these since the water shoes I had brought were unsuitable.]
To the point:
I ran in these shoes all over at campus and on trails in New Hampshire, on the road at home in NY, on wet slippery cobble stones in Edinburgh, Scotland, and all over Australia. They were great on the road, on the trail and in the sand.
I sometimes would wear them instead of my hiking boots in NH. I know this wasn't the safest idea for my ankles, but as a testament to the shoe they got me up 4,315 to the top of Mt. Osceola in snowy, icy slippery conditions. I didn't need yak traks and never slipped with these shoes.
They really are amazing. I never slipped ever and never hurt my toes or anything. They are the best (at least to me)! I just wish they were smaller or "squishable" so they took up less space when I take them traveling. Still, I will continue to take them around the world with me traveling one run and one country at a time. :)
The photo is them in Surfer's Paradise, QLD, Australia.