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La Sportiva
Bushido II Trail Running Shoe - Men's

4.338709677419355 out of 5 stars
62 Reviews
Current price: $93.00 - $108.50 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 62 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 6 reviews
3 Stars - 4 reviews
4 Stars - 11 reviews
5 Stars - 40 reviews

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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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5 out of 5 stars

October 2, 2023

The best hiking/trail running/approach shoe!

I’ve worn so many trail running/approach shoes over the last decade(+) and I can, without doubt, say these are my favourites! I typically run anywhere from 9-20 miles a week and hike a similar amount going to climbing locations. They’re strong and flexible, have worn well. The tread is starting to fade after a brutal year of running, hiking, talus hopping/climbing so I’ve just ordered 2 more. I’ve found my shoe!

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3 out of 5 stars

September 9, 2023

Not the original

The OG bushido was just way better. This has awesome potential Al but as a 6 foot 7 mtn athlete, these are insanely small to the already snug OG bushido. The heel is definitely too short for one, which is a weird thing to change. The toe box and length of shoe feel slightly smaller to the original shoe as well. Overall disappointed as I can’t wear these for longer missions like the original shoe.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 25, 2023

Great purchase!

I’m in love with this purchase! Very comfortable shoe and responds extremely well on the trail. The staff at LA Sportiva were super helpful and knowledgeable about their products and you can tell they’re really passionate about what they do. Highly recommend!


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5 out of 5 stars

August 17, 2023

Nimble, sticky trail shoe

The Bushido II is a fantastic shoe for rocky trails. It offers a very nimble design for quick, precise foot placement. Keep in mind this shoe has minimal cushion, so if your feet are of the age where you require more support look to another shoe. Sticky sole compound is grippy but will slowly wear out (as it should) which is why running shoe manufacturers have the 300-500 mile rule. This shoe consistently runs small (not a bad thing) i'm a mens size 9 and wear a 10US (43) in this shoe. The Bushido II is meant to literally fit like a glove and feels fantastic with the correct fit. I recommend again trying the shoe on at your retailer, again you'll probably require a full size up from what you are wearing in another brand.


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5 out of 5 stars

August 4, 2023

My "GoTo" Shoe for hiking the last 7 Years

I just wore out my first pair after about 7 years of hiking trails, mountains and wearing as a rec shoe as well. Not sure how many hundreds of miles on these shoes (two pairs of shoe laces). Probably could wear one more season but decided to splurge and get another pair. My Bushido IIs have soil from 10 US states and 4 continents.....they're tired!....the fit, the grip, the weight, the look....all extraordinary.

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5 out of 5 stars

July 21, 2023

Best shoe! Cant be beat.

I continually purchase the bushido! It is the best trail shoe. Whether I’m running or day hiking or longer hauls carrying a 40 pound pack. No ankle twisting. Light weight, supportive, comfortable. I would like a better sticky bottom such as the old stealth bottom or a vibram like on their approach shoe. The tongue, sides at ankle are very comfortable. Great protective toe box. I wouldn’t change the shoe just a little better stick. For me, size is spot on! I think i have purchased at least 30 of these shoes over the years!

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5 out of 5 stars

May 19, 2023

Great for backpacking

I am on my second pair of bushido 2s. I hiked the entire John Muir trail, and sections of the Appalachian and Arizona trails in these shoes. They are perfect for my long narrow feet, very comfortable and have traffic grip.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 6, 2023

Go-to mountain shoe

I wore this shoe for the first 60 miles of a 100 mile jungle run in Hawaii. It is the absolutely perfect shoe for the terrain. It dries well, has fantastic traction on the slippery roots and rocks, and offers unbeatable protection. I highly recommend it for any technical running. It’s slightly heavy but it’s worth it if you have sharp obstacles you will be covering. I ordered a 9.5 which fit perfectly—and I am normally 9 US.


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