Samwrote a review of La Sportiva Akasha Trail Running Shoe - Men's on November 30, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I've ran in trail shoes from Salomon, Asics, Brooks, and Altra and the La Sportiva Akasha is by far the best shoe I've come across.
The build is extremely solid. The grip and trail is fantastic - not quite as perfect as the Bushido, but close. The fit is more forgiving than the Bushido and the ride is significantly more cushioned which makes the Akasha perfect for longer, less forgiving runs in the mountains. I personally now alternate between my Akashas and Bushidos primarily based on length of run. They are both great but if I had to pick one it would be these.