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La Sportiva
Mutant Trail Running Shoe - Men's

4 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
Color:Carbon/Hawaiian Sun


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Why We Like The La Sportiva Mutant Trail Running Shoe

From mud-slide steeps to snow-covered ridgelines, the La Sportiva Mutant Trail Running Shoe keeps our stride strong and confident. Built with a midfoot-securing lacing system and a strike-stabilizing midsole insert, this pair encourages us to keep pace over technical terrain, while the high-rise, 4-way stretch collar acts as a built-in gaiter to stop debris from wriggling in. With deep, multi-directional lugs and sticky rubber shoring up our footing on slick trails, we maintain power through our transitions and control throughout the ups and downs of our route.


  • Aggressive, foot-hugging shoe for going the distance on trail
  • Abrasion-resistant air mesh provides breathable durability
  • SpyralTongue design accommodates various foot width and shapes
  • FusionGate lacing with garage for midfoot lockdown and snag-free fit
  • Tough toe cap offers protection on rocky trails and scree fields
  • 10mm drop helps fight against calf and Achilles fatigue
  • Dual-density platform absorbs shock and helps stabilize strikes
  • Hardwearing V-Groove lugs bite into mud, snow, and loose trail
  • Item #LSPZ2J9
Responsible Collection
Upper Material
[face fabric] recycled AirMesh, TPU FusionGate, [toe cap] TPU
lace (recycled), FusionGate lacing
injection-molded EVA, TPU stabilizer
FriXion XF 2.0, Impact Brake System, V-Groove tread, 6.5mm lugs
Tempo 2 Ergo
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
26mm / 16mm
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
trail running

Overall Rating

4 based on 3 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

June 8, 2024

Good for trail runs, but ripped heel tab

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I've worn this shoe for 2 weeks straight. 1 week to break in. Then I ran a 20-mile trail run and I didn't think about them at all, which is all I can hope for in trail running shoes. In the second week I started noticing some rubbing/hot-spot on slight left of my back heel (achilles). Unfortunately while putting on the shoes the finger loop heel tab ripped.

5 out of 5 stars

March 5, 2024

Robert N
3 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2023


I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 5"

Been obsessively looking for a good low top shoe for regular hard trail running, rock scrambling, dog walking, hiking, etc. Over the winter I was using the mid/ hightop UltraRaptors and they are great but not such a good summer shoe. These mutants looked like they could be a sweet lightweight, but solid, summer adventure shoe. Got them and was initially psyched about the look, the soles are gnarly deep, the toe bumper solid, the lacing system a bit strange but kinda cool. Put them on and walked around my house a bit and they jist felt hard. Like no soft heel or insoles. It wrapped my foot tighly, which is great for hikes/approaches, rock scrambling, but it also felt more annoying than functional. Would probably break in a bit. But, over the course of a day and night I just kept putting them on wanting them to feel nice but they didn't. Just meh. Not saying they are bad quality, but the "feel" inside the shoe just made me want to take them off and get into something more comfortable. Couldn't imagine spending all day in these. Well, I'm sure these may be great for some people, but for me, not the "ones". Though I love Backcountry and their customer service is always A+. Side note. I usually wear a 9.5 in most shoes but in these Mutants I got size 10(43) which felt like. 9.5. Most Sportiva shoes feel a half size smaller than say Adidas, Nike, Scarpa, 5.10, etc. Hope some of this helps other find their perfect adventure shoes

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