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La Sportiva Bushido II Trail Running Shoe - Women's

$130.00

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Why We Like The 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 rigors of running rugged trails
  • Padded, breathable, ergonomic tongue is gusseted for a stay-put fit
  • LaSpEVA footbed provides a springy response across long distances
  • STB technology on side of uppers gives snug fit for precise control
  • Updated heel design provides locked-down fit for increased comfort
  • Soles use dual-compound rubber for superb grip on dry or wet trails
  • Sole lug pattern wraps midsole for stability on off-camber terrain
  • Item #LSP00K1

Upper Material
air mesh, microfiber, ripstop, TPU toe cap
Lining
mesh
Closure
lace
Footbed
4mm LaSpEVA
Midsole
MEMlex, EVA rock guard, TPU shank
Sole
FriXion XT 2.0 V-Groove2, Impact Brake System
Last
Racing Lite Ergo (low-volume)
Support Type
neutral
Cushion
moderate
Heel / Forefoot Height
19 / 13mm
Drop
6mm
Claimed Weight
8.8oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
Activity
trail running

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>Rating: 3

Feels OK

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
40
Height
5` 3"
Weight
135 lbs

I'm not all that familiar with trail shoes other than my one Asics Frequent Trail Shoes, which did the job for me. I was expecting a little more cushioning in these shoes for the money and could still feel some rocks, but not so much that they hurt. It seems to grip better on the downhill than the uphill where I run on fairly loose dry dirt. The only real complaint is that the soles of the shoes got real hot towards the middle of my short run, only a couple of miles into it. I'm not sure if it was the heat itself at 95 degrees or it was the shoes. Other than that, I like the snug and secure feel of the ankles.

>Rating: 5

Awesome for trails

Familiarity:
I've used it several times
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
8.5

Got these for my girlfriend because she was getting blisters with hiking boots. She loves them, they breath better and the grip is amazing. Would definitely recommend

>Rating: 5

Great trail running shoe

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
40.5
Height
5` 6"
Weight
130 lbs

These shoes are fantastic! The shoe fits great and hasn't given me any trouble, from day one. I have very wide feet which usually limits my shoe selection (RIP Nike and Salomon) but these worked great for my feet! I typically run moderate trails (nothing crazy) 5-10 miles at a time and these shoes have been wonderful. I got them to replace an older pair of Scarpa trail runners but I think I prefer the drop/overall construction of the Bushido. Overall, would recommend.

>Rating: 5

I love these shoes

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
40.5 (US 9)
Height
5` 7"
Weight
145 lbs

I had three pairs of Bushido trail running shoes. La Sportiva products fit my foot like a dream from trail runners to my mountaineering boots. I also wear them at work in the hospital. They have a narrower heal and my heal sits down nicely in the pocket which prevents my feet from pronating and my foot doesn't constantly slide forward into the toe box like in a Nike product. I have only had these a month, but will log my results so far. First of all, thank you La Sportiva for giving women a selection of colors other than magenta or turquoise. I prefer shoes a little more on the subdued side and I am frustrated often with having to choose between pink and turquoise, when the menʻs colors are really what I want. At least I could pick the black on this one. I love the rubberized toe (and it may not be rubber, but I will call it that). So many times in my B I shoes, I would hit my toe on a rock and there was just no protection. Ouch. The B IIʻs have a layer of protection now added. Obviously not like a boot, but it affords more protection when you do hit that occasional rock. The soles are similar to the B I. Still the original La Sportiva shape that I have come to know and appreciate. Still the grippiest trail runners I have EVER had and they are so light. The laces are fine and stay tied. Overall, the shoes are a more rubberized ALL over and they feel a little more squeaky. This means that dirt falls away more easily BUT it also means that these shoes donʻt breathe as well as the B Iʻs and there seemed to be a little longer break in. But I do love them and I probably should buy 5 more pairs before La Sportiva decides to change their foot lasts (please donʻt!). I would go back and choose the B Iʻs for breathability but the B IIʻs are a step up for that toe cover and the increased grid of rubberized material over the whole shoe may make them more durable. Dont change La Sportiva! I am addicted to your shoes and donʻt want to wear anything else.

>Rating: 5

Awesome!

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
Runs small
Size Bought
38.5

I am new to trail running and was surprised when I found out street shoes and trail shoes are different. I wore these yesterday and felt the difference. These are narrow as some mentioned and I sized up from my regular street shoe size of 6.5 to 7.5. Love the color too! They felt great right out of the box.

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>Rating: 5

Amazing fit and comfort

Originally got them a half size down which was a mistake on my part. Reordered then in an 8, my usual size and finally reordered them a half size large in an 8.5 and they couldn’t be more comfortable straight out of the box. They’re light and the grip seems incredible. The customer service help was great and I appreciated their help reordering them.

>Rating: 5

Best trail runners

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Everything about this shoe is great for me! True to size and comfortable from the first run.

Hey Emma! Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. I am happy to hear you are loving these shoes!

>Rating: 5

Do it. Don't second guess them!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

BEST & COMFIEST shoes I've ever owned! Fit like a dream, and never even had to break them in. I use them for working out, trail running, traveling, and just in my everyday.

>Rating: 5

Best for rocky, big mountains

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Extremely versatile, does everything the original Bushidos could do, but these are more comfortable in the forefoot. They are indestructible in the mountains; I choose them for big days up high on varied terrain from really rocky to smooth. Since the lugs aren't that big, they also work okay on roads in a pinch, say if you only have one pair of shoes for travel, you won't feel ridiculous running on pavement in these if you have to.

>Rating: 4

Great hiking shoes

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I really like these the color is great, I’m in between sizes so went down instead of up and I am not sure that was a good choice. They have great traction. Only problem is they have dyed all my socks red from the inside...

>Rating:

Do these run narrow, standard, or wide? For the run 1/5 size small? I am normally a 7 or 7.5 wide.