Sam Bwrote a review of La Sportiva Akasha Running Shoe - Men's on June 28, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
So I really want to like these shoes. I consider the bushidos the gold standard for really aggressive trail where rocks shred most soles, and I wanted something rugged enough not to fall apart but a bit cushier to handle longer approaches on pavement and long gradual downhills. These fit that bill exactly - the sole is spectacular and very grippy, and they are cushioned enough with enough drop to go fast on more gentle terrain where I can really open up my stride.
Two downsides have caught my attention worth noting. First off: my feet tend to get a bit hot in these - not a problem I've noticed with other shoes, but also not a deal-breaker. Secondly: the thick, cushy sole is also their weakness: it is narrow, which means that they don't provide much lateral stability and my ankles tend to roll. This means that even though the sole can handle very rugged terrain, they don't seem to be stable enough to handle it. But other than that it's a great shoe!