geareviewerwrote a review of La Sportiva Bushido Trail Running Shoe - Men's on October 27, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Busihudo? Bought these for light hiking and ended up taking them for extended trek in the Indian Himalayas. Turned out to be an impressively good shoe for the job. Usually the kind of rough technical ground like glacier crossing, or climbing steep scree would be the job for a medium weight boot. I wanted to try a light weight alternative. These are not barefoot shoes but they have a low drop. The heel cage kept my ankles stable and aligned. The rock plate kept me from feeling any sharp or bruising bumps. The lateral stability was good but not great, meaning that edging was possible but not as good as with a boot. The bottom tread was grippy on all surfaces and sticky enough on the rock. After a few days on scree, noticed that a couple of the rubber lugs were coming loose but a dab of glue would fix it easily. I have a narrow foot and they snugged up good. I suspect a wider foot would have no problem. Well ventilated but totally exposed to water coming in from the top/sides. I don't love the blackish color choices but at least the black kept toes warm above treeline when the sun was shining. I had to get a size 45 for size 10.5.