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La Sportiva Bushido Trail Running Shoe - Men's

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    The ultimate lightweight trail terrorizer.

    Warriors devote themselves to a life of honor, chivalry, mastery of an art, and honor until the end. You are a devoted trail warrior, and La Sportiva created the Men's Bushido Running Shoe for your warrior ways. Light on your feet and unbelievably heavy on foot protection, this technical shoe terrorizes the trails you tromp on a daily basis. A unique lug design increases friction as the incline increases—going up doesn't involve one step forward and two steps back, and going down doesn't involve an endless slide on your rear.
    The upper is a refreshing mix of air mesh, microfiber, and rock-solid ripstop. A TPU toe cap buffers your toes against downed tree limbs and jagged chunks of boulders. Using STB Control construction, a TPU frame attaches to the upper, extending and wrapping into the midsole. This design provides a precise fit by firmly holding your foot in place and creating a singular unit of running synergy between the upper and the compression-molded EVA midsole.
    Your heel stays close to the ground with a low-profile stack height of 14.5mm, um, that's 0.57 inches for those against the metric system. Your toes don't stray too far with a drop of only 6mm. A forefoot rock guard reduces the risks of limp-causing bruises from stabby scree. The lugs live everywhere it matters—on the bottom and on the sides of the soles. Instead of leaving the sides of your shoe to fend for themselves, these lugs create continuous contact with the ground, even when you're on edge, for improbable stability. Skinny single-track trails and steep embankments no longer threaten your warrior ways when you're wearing the ultimate trail fighter from La Sportiva.

    • Air mesh, microfiber, and ripstop upper
    • STB control construction (TPU frame on upper)
    • Mesh lining
    • Compression-molded, dual-density MEMIex EVA midsole
    • Forefoot rock guard
    • TPU shank, TPU toe cap
    • 14.5mm stack height, 6mm drop
    • Impact Brake System
    • FriXion XT V-Groove 2 sole
    • Item #LSP000D

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Air Mesh, microfiber, ripstop
    Lining
    mesh
    Closure
    laces
    Midsole
    dual-density MEMlex, RockGuard, TPU shank
    Sole
    FriXion XT V-Groove2, Impact Brake System
    Last
    Racing Lite Ergo
    Heel / Forefoot Height
    14.5 / 8.5 mm
    Drop
    6 mm
    Claimed Weight
    9.81 oz
    Recommended Use
    trail running
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Just awesome!

      I’ve been running in Ultra Raptors and I thought they were great even if a little stiff but still my shoe of choice. I have tried several other laSportivas, Hokas, and Asics but still went back to the Raptors. However, I recently tried the Bushido and for me they are perfect. Just what I like. They are a little lower than the Raptors so they feel just a bit more stable, they are also much more flexible but also give good rock protection (I have fairly tender feet). I find them the perfect combination of characteristics for me. Yes they fit a little more narrow than some other shoes, but I don’t like roomy and loose shoes which are sloppy and prone to more twisted ankles on varied terrain. I ran 18 miles on first outing and liked them so much I bought two more pairs. Please please don’t discontinue!!!

      runs narrow

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 43.5
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 170lbs

      very tight fit felt like squeezing into a 1.5 size too small of a shoe even though the length was correct and even though i do not have wide feet. be sure & order a size up like everyone says

      Great shoes - run small

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 10
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      I've used them a few times so far and they feel great. I usually wear a 9.5 and had to order the equivalent of a 10 and they fit great. they feel super sturdy with lots of support.

      Trail Runner for the rest of us

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Size Bought: 46
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      I have narrow and low-volume feet, so finding trail runners for hiking and light backpacking is always a challenge. After a flirtation with Scarpa last year, I returned to La Sportiva by purchasing both the Bushido and the Ultra Raptor. This review compares both shoes, with an emphasis on the Bushido.

      Fit. The Raptors are lowish volume and just a little wide for my feet. Workable but not perfect. Bushidos are NARROW and LOW VOLUME, requiring no insoles other than my orthotics and a tongue pad in the left shoe. Those with even D width feet may have trouble with Bushidos.

      Construction. Bushidos feel light on my feet compared to Raptors, Part of that is the great fit, part is that they ARE light compared to the Raptors - more mesh, lighter reinforcements and less of them, less rugged mid-and out-soles. The Bushidos have stretched noticeably more than my Raptors have. Despite that the Bushidos feel very secure on my feet, especially on uneven terrain.

      Outsole. Both shoes have a very aggressive and tough outsole, the Bushido a bit less aggressive and sturdy. Nonetheless, Bushidos have proven to have great traction on pavement, gravel, snow, and (sort of) ice. The sole is close and compact under the heel, a bit wider at the ball of the foot. Stable underfoot, while minimizing hanging up on things.

      Sizing. I know from long experience that a 46 La Sportiva most anything is a good fit for me, from Trangos to Nepal Extremes to Ultra Raptors to Bushidos. If the width is good a 46 length is right. I do have narrow and low-volume feet, so to me Bushidos fit normally. If you're a larger width, or have higher-volume feet, you probably won't like Bushidos.

      Overall, the Bushidos feel light and precise, but less sturdy than my Ultra Raptors. I would have no problem using the Raptors for backpacking, where I've balked at considering the Bushidos for this purpose. Bushidos are so light and precise that I might end up using them anyway. For day hikes, fitness walking, etc. I love the yellow marvels. If I still ran trails these would be the shoes I'd use.

      A note on color. It's a very La Sportiva thing to offer these only in turquoise and the black/yellow mix.. Is it too much to ask for some more muted colors? And I see that a black/apple green color is available. Not exactly what I wanted, but I'd take that over the hornet colors of my pair.

      Great shoe

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small

      Fits like a glove, and stable. Takes some time getting used to it after hiking boots - it's easy to twist an ankle on the rocky terrain of the Northeast. Responsive, light, and looks great!

      Trail runner...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 43.5
      • Height: 6'0"
      • Weight: 155lbs

      After using these a few times I'm pleasantly surprised at how comfortable these trail runners have turned out. The sole traction is spot on, lacing and ankle fit are very comfortable and adjustable as well. The toe box is slightly more narrow than I would like but they may feel more comfortable after a little more wear. The arch support is fine for the average foot. (Add an insole if you have really high arches.) Overall first impressions point towards some great miles of trail to be had in these shoes!!

      awesome gift to the trail runner!

      • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
      • Fit: True to size

      I gave these as a gift but here's what they had to say:

      These Shoes are hands down my favorite trail running shoes! I had worn through my last pair's tread in two summers of hitting the trails and was so stoked to get these on my birthday! They were much needed and I am back hitting the trails with traction on my feet again! La Sportiva nailed it with this shoe!

      Narrow

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 46

      I always seem to wear a size 46 in La Sportiva shoes and this one is no different. My feet are pretty low volume (and maybe a bit narrow as well, but generally skinny). These are generally comfortable when I put them on and cinch the laces, but there is a bit of a hot spot on the upper outside of my foot, across from the ball of the foot and behind the pinky toe. I think that I need to break them in a bit as there is more structure in the uppers than I am used to having in other shoes.

      They have great grip with fairly aggressive treads. They don't have a ton of cushioning in the front half of the shoes. I wouldn't call them minimalist, but they are not hugely squishy either.

      Nice looking, very uncomfortable

      • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Height: 5'4"
      • Weight: 145lbs

      I am a size 7 1/5 so I order a 40. The length fit great but it feels to narrow and tied on the sides. I would say that this shoes are not true for an average size 7 1/2 or 40.
      Other than that they look great.

      Pleasantly Surprised

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 42
      • Height: 5'10"
      • Weight: 165lbs

      About 10 miles in running on trails & 20 miles in walking on these puppies. I purchased these thinking they most likely will not work for my wide foot, but I was blown away after my first trail run. They fit like a glove! As others have mentioned, they conform nicely to the foot and offer awesome tread.

      favorite trail runners

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 44
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 150lbs

      I am a size 10.5 ( narrow foot)and went with the size 44. The fit was like a glove with perfect toe room. I have no problems with the heel (heel cup or blisters) and consistently hike 15-20 mile overnights with my dog in these with no soreness/pain . They are pretty light , but easily carry large packloads . They have great support of the foot ( grab a pair and try and twist them) .The bottom middle side midsection has a thick gridlike laminate toward the bottom which has saved my inner arch many times from sharp rocks and the like. ( I feel this is used in place of midfoot padding ). The downhill braking on these is stellar , even with a husky pulling you downhill . They have quite a bit more bottom cushion , but are apparently the same weight (9.8oz) as the TX2 ( which are my climbing approach favorite ). The rubber is very sticky.
      The only worry I have is tread life. Not as worried as the TX2 , but second in line . I have been cranking on these for over 50 days straight and the treads still look at least 8/10.
      I loved these so much I got an extra pair for later. and use these in place of boots while hiking .
      I suggest trying them on in person as I have seen intersting size variances from la sportiva .

      Great Shoes

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Height: 5'8"
      • Weight: 174lbs

      I bought these to wear at work and have been really pleased with them. My feet and back no longer hurt. I will buy another pair of these when my first ones wear out.

      Initial Impressions.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 47.0
      • Height: 6'2"
      • Weight: 190lbs

      I would like to add my two cents on the sizing of this shoe. I will update with quality later. I wear a size 13 shoe typically, and after reading some of the reviews I was afraid a 47.0 in the Bushido would be too small. Not the case. I agree with the other reviews that mention narrow feet. The 47.0 fits my narrow foot like a glove. No slipping whatsoever. I'm looking forward to putting these suckers on the ground.

      Update:
      After putting some miles on this shoe 5 stars is still the way to go. I have backpacked, scrambled, hiked, and taken it on plenty of runs (trail and city). My feet always stay comfortable. The traction is great. The tread is noticeably wearing down, but considering the terrain I've taken the shoes on, they are still holding up well. I will definitely be picking up another pair. I attempted to switch the stock insoles with Superfeet, and ended up going back to the stock insoles. They are more comfortable in my opinion.

      Really good stable shoe

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 9.5
      • Height: 6'1"
      • Weight: 158lbs

      I use it for trail running around PNW, 10-15mile distances. Performs really well. I got my usual size 9.5 that I get every shoe in, but these run small, I wish I got size 10. My feet are on the narrow side and these fit more snug while still comfortable than my Akashas, which I really appreciate on the downhills.

      Lightweight Awesome Trail Runners

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 44.0
      • Height: 5'9"
      • Weight: 152lbs

      I've used La Sportiva's for hiking and trail running for the last 4 years now and they've been awesome. The Bushido is lighter and fits a bit more snugly than the UltraRaptors and about the same as the Anakondas.
      I normally wear a size 10.5 US shoe but in the LaSportivas, I generally wear a 44.
      The narrowness of the footbox is something mentioned in other reviews and I do agree that it is a bit narrow but on my feet ( matter of fact only left foot) it feels snug rather than constricting.

      My previous La Sportivas have blown out near the pinky toe typically after a few hundred miles. The bushido seems to have a more reinforced fabric near the usual place it blows out. So I 'm hoping to get more than 300 miles out of these.

      And of course the sticky rubber on the soles is just insanely good.

      Hope this helps.

      Unrequited love

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
      • Fit: True to size
      • Height: 6'3"
      • Weight: 200lbs

      I really wanted to love these shoes. They feel great under the foot on technical trails, had an awesome rock plate (enough for my 200 lb. self) and were light. They were everything I wanted in a trail shoe except for one thing.: the heel. It was probably a combination of the back of the shoe being too narrow for my feet and there being a serious lack of padding, but they hurt. A lot. I returned them after one 3 mile run/limp and got a pair of Salomon Sense Pro 2's.