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La Sportiva
Bushido II Trail Running Shoe - Men's

4.285714285714286 out of 5 stars
70 Reviews
Current price: $100.75 Original price: $155.00
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Why We Like The La Sportiva Bushido II Trail Running Shoe

Designed for serious runners taking on technical terrain, the La Sportiva Bushido II Trail Running shoe has a well-regarded reputation in our office for a reason. This newest iteration aligns with the mentality of "improve it, but don't mess with what makes it loved." You can expect the same low-volume performance fit, same drop, same low weight, same snug fit, and same outsole rubber and lug pattern.

The most noticeable update to the Bushido is the midsole construction. La Sportiva added their proprietary LaSpEVA in an effort to create a more responsive and springier ride to keep you comfortable through longer distances. Additionally, the upper has been updated with a more breathable mesh fabric that still retains the same durability of its predecessor so you can confidently tackle rugged terrain through the mountains.


  • Award-winning running shoe for technical performance on the trails
  • Breathable mesh uppers withstand the rigors of heavy trail wear
  • LaSpEVA footbed creates springy response across long distances
  • STB stabilization technology on side of uppers for precise control
  • Updated heel design increases comfort and provides locked-down fit
  • Soles use dual-compound rubber for superb grip on wet or dry trails
  • Sole lug pattern wraps midsole for stability on off-camber terrain
  • Runs small, so we recommend sizing up for ideal fit
  • Item #LSP00K0
Upper Material
air mesh, microfiber, ripsop, TPU toe cap
4mm LaSpEVA
MEMlex, EVA rock guard, TPU shank
FriXion XT 2.0 V-Groove2, Impact Brake System
Racing Lite Ergo (low-volume)
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
19 / 13mm
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
trail running

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 70 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 7 reviews
3 Stars - 5 reviews
4 Stars - 15 reviews
5 Stars - 42 reviews

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2 out of 5 stars

May 19, 2024

Trail runners

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

Waaay too narrow in the toebox. In all fairness, I was warned. But I thought I might be able to stretch em out - not a chance. I think they were compressing my tarsal bones so much it felt like an impending injury. The construction looks La Sportiva great though. I have a son with skinny feet - hope he can squeeze in.

4 out of 5 stars

May 10, 2024

Runs 1 1/2 US sizes small!

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
45, 46, 47
5' 11"

Great grippy shoe but runs WAY too small. I wear an 11 1/2 mens US size. On the flawed size chart it says this corresponds to 45 EU size so that’s what I ordered. Way too small so I exchanged it for a 46. Still too small so exchanged for a 47 which fits well. The chart says this is a size 13 US. Nonsense. After all of the sizing complaints in these reviews, why don’t you correct your sizing chart?!

Kevin D
5 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2024

So great if they fit your foot

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

I've owned several pairs of Busido II's and love them. They are the perfect combination of lightweight and breathable while offering good support and underfoot rock protection. Soles are grippy on rock as well as loose stuff. BUT I have a low-volume, long foot and doubt a more full-footed person will be as pleased. My foot measures a 11.75-12 B.

Zane in Flg
4 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2024

Great shoe for trail running

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 7"

Ordered these in 8.5 as that’s my typical size. 8.5 was very small, 9’s are still small but after a few weeks of running in them they have stretched nicely. I have to say the back country returns were great and I couldn’t be happier with my customer service experience.

Ben D
5 out of 5 stars

May 2, 2024

Great Shoes

I've put it through the wringer

My husband is a ultra trail runner and these are the only shoes he wears. We were delighted to find them at such a good price on this site.

3 out of 5 stars

April 23, 2024


Size Bought:
5' 9"

Shoe is long enough but very narrow and also tight fitting in the toe box. I sent them back.

4 out of 5 stars

April 10, 2024

Great trail running shoe. Runs small

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

These are a solid pair of shoes. I like the level of support and traction they give. The only downside is the foot volume is pretty low causing my American foot to fit a little snug despite ordering a half size bigger. Overall a great shoe.

4 out of 5 stars

April 8, 2024

So far so good

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
43 (10s)

I’ve used these on handful of trail runs so far but nothing over several miles. I also have Altra Lone Peak 6s and Solomon Speedcross. These are my favorite. They are a good blend of support and weight. The couple of concerns I have are the width (not sure if there is a wide version) because I do have a little pressure in my midfoot and also the toe box, which seems relatively narrow. Only time will tell but so far so good.

5 out of 5 stars

February 8, 2024

Love the Bushido II

The perfect balance of light / nimble and ruggedness. Truely the best shoe I've ever owned


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5 out of 5 stars

November 30, 2023

The Cinderella's slipper of trail runners

Used this shoe exclusively on my AT thru hike and shakedown hikes, going through 3 pairs. I regretfully replaced my first pair after only 600 miles, and my subsequent two each lasted over 1000 miles without ever failing catastrophically. My feet are exceptionally narrow, making these a perfect fit, plus I loved the traction and of course the durability. The mesh part of the shoe and panel seams near the front were the weak points. I would sew these up with dental floss and glue over the top to create a permanent fix. This is the last hiking oriented trail runner I will ever buy, and I'm tempted to buy a dozen pairs to hoard in case they're discontinued or changed.

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