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La Sportiva Kaptiva Trail Running Shoe - Women's



Kaptiva Trail Running Shoe

The La Sportiva Kaptiva Trail Running Shoe is designed with a precise and comfortable fit for your technical trail runs. Its Trust-Fit shape cradles your foot and reduces slippage while the Sock-Like Compression upper ensures a precise fit for confident control during your runs. The MEMlex midsole cushions each step while a 1.5mm dual-density EVA Rock-Guard in the midsole and a TPU toe cap help keep your feet protected as you tackle rugged terrain. Additionally, STB control inserts provide you with torsional stability across technical trails and the FriXion soles ensure reliable traction across the varying terrain you encounter throughout your runs in the mountains.

  • Durable shoe with a precise fit for running on technical terrain
  • 6mm drop encourages a natural gait and healthy midfoot strike
  • Trust-Fit shape delivers a precise fit while reducing foot slippage
  • MEMlex midsole cushions each stride for a smooth, comfortable ride
  • STB control inserts add torsional stability across varied surfaces
  • 1.5mm EVA Rock-Guard in midsole protects feet against trail debris
  • Impact Break System enables controlled descents on steep hills
  • FriXion soles deliver superior grip across varying terrain types
  • Item #LSP00JZ

Upper Material
synthetic knit, TPU toe cap
nylon mesh
FriXion XF 2.0, Impact Brake System
Women's Race
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
17 / 11mm
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
trail running

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Now my favorite jogging sneakers!

I've used it several times
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 6"

After putting these on and test driving them, I have to say I love these more than my APL running sneakers! They have the same flexible fit material which I love as they bend and flex to the shape of your foot but the part I fell in love with the most is the bottom sole. The traction sole really helps to protect my feet and feels comfortable as well! Overall very, very happy! Note - Runs small and I’m normally a size 9, sometimes 9.5 and I went with the 41.5 and they fit perfectly!

>Rating: 5

Best SoCal trail runners

I've used it several times
Runs small
Size Bought
5` 7"
140 lbs

It’s hard to buy la sportiva in the US since there’s not many places that carry them. They run an entire size small. I am a size 10 so in runners I’m a 10.5. I ordered these in 43 which is equivalent to size 11 and they fit snug. That said, I love the grip and the way they hug my narrow foot perfectly. I like that they have laces unlike most of the salomons I’ve used and they seem to be wider. You do need to break these in a bit but after a couple Weeks they were even better. I ordered some others but this model is by far the best for our terrain

>Rating: 5

La Sportiva Kaptiva - product features

I've put it through the wringer
Runs small

Check out this La Sportiva short video that shows the features of the Kaptiva. Kaptiva is the trail running shoe dedicated to medium distance races. Unleash your desire for freedom thanks to the innovative knit fabric, SLIP-ON construction which reduces to a minimum the volumes of each individual piece of the shoe, optimizing the overall dimensions and the layers of material for a wraparound, super clean structure that is dedicated to the runner’s performance.

>Rating: 5

Best all-around trail shoe!

I've put it through the wringer

After testing for a year, this baby is it. Wore wear for Western States, one pair, all 100-miles, zero issues. Wore the gore-tex version at a VERY wet Way Too Cool 50k this past spring and it completely dominated. Fast, but also has great traction. Lightweight. Feels like a road shoe, but performs like a competent trail shoe.