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La Sportiva
Ultra Raptor II Trail Running Shoe - Men's

4 out of 5 stars
1 Review
Current price: $123.75 Original price: $165.00
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Why We Like The Ultra Raptor II Trail Running Shoe

When we’re laced in the Ultra Raptor II, nothing can stand in our way of that triple-digit mileage. The light, sticky rubber bites hard into any terrain it encounters, filling our stride with confidence as we bound across mossy rocks, twisted roots, and everything in between. As hours tick away and our strikes get heavy, the full-length rock guard protects our soles, while the lively foam drives us onward.


  • Trail-eating shoe for distance runs on technical terrain
  • Mesh upper provides flexibility and breathability
  • Rugged overlays boost durability and give a secure, supportive fit
  • 9mm drop fights off calf and Achilles fatigue
  • Lightweight foam provides long-lasting shock absorption
  • Firm midsole shank quickens transitions and powers toe offs
  • Sticky, lugged sole delivers biting grip on varying surfaces
  • Impact Brake System gives soft, secure strides on downhill bombs
  • Item #LSPZ2FD
Upper Material
[face fabric] AirMesh, [collar lining] microfiber, [overlays] high-frequency TPU, [heel counter] TPU Transkinetic EVO
mesh, EZ-In Heel Pocket
injection-molded Memlex, Endurance Platform EVA insert, molded TPU shank
Frixion XF 2.0 X-Axis, Impact Brake System, Trail Bite Heel, 4.5mm lugs
Tempo 2
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
28mm / 19mm
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
trail running

Overall Rating

4 based on 1 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

November 6, 2023

Burly and Protective, but not light

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 10"

I do a lot of mountain running and scrambling in La Sportiva's mountain running shoes, like the Mutant and Bushido. I recently picked up a pair of the Ultra Raptor II because I was interested in how well they would work on very technical terrain. The lug pattern is quite unique compared to the other La Sportiva mountain runners I have worn. The lugs altogether form a much flatter pattern with more surface area, making these shoes good for smearing and very grippy when running on technical trails. Although I still prefer my Mutants for highly technical scrambling (class 4/5), I have now worn the Ultra Raptor II a few times up the 2nd Flatiron in Boulder and they have performed well. The rubber is La Sportiva's stickiest compound, which gives the wearer an almost unsafe level of confidence in their ability to grip rock. The shoes are a bit heavier than Mutants but also have a slightly nicer ride, especially on the downhill. I prefer the Karacal for pure trail running, but they are not quite sticky enough for the type of technical scrambling I focus on. I think of these shoes as falling somewhere between those two options, but with an extra level of protective burliness that would make them great hiking shoes if you don't need a high ankle (although they do make a version like that as well). The fit is noteworthy, with a really good heel lockdown (for my foot, anyway), but some room for the toes to splay out in the forefoot, which is exactly what I want in a running shoe. My feet are on the narrow side, but some La Sportiva shoes are too narrow even for me. Fortunately that's not the case with these. I think these mountain runners will work well for big alpine efforts in the shoulder season, but they are not as breathable as other options for summertime running. They're on the heavier side for trail runners, but also offer superb protection and very good traction.

Taylor S