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Lightweight and aggressive, yet extremely stable, the La Sportiva Men’s Akasha mountain running shoes are ideal for trail-running, but also offer great support and stickiness for day hiking and fast-packing.
The Trail rocker sole system promotes a heel-to-toe motion for smooth performance. The unique "STB Control" construction in the Men’s Akasha helps to stabilize the shoe’s fit by allowing the upper and midsole to work together synergistically. This construction also reduces weight since heavy stabilizers in the central part of the shoe are unnecessary and have been eliminated.
Weighing roughly 11.35 ounces per shoe, the Men’s Akasha has a gender-specific fit and a 6mm drop (20mm heel, 14mm toe). The Dual injection-molded EVA foam midsole provides cushioned comfort and highly breathable lateral mesh insoles increase underfoot cushioning.
Aggressive outsole delivers excellent traction in mud, gravel and other loose trail surfaces. La Sportiva’s Impact Brake System technology is employed to increase braking power by an average of 20% and decrease impact forces by an average of 20% in the Men’s Akasha.
Sold in pairs, the La Sportiva Men’s Akasha mountain running shoe is available in a broad range of sizes (consult sizing chart for European conversions).
- Trail Rocker sole system promotes a rolling heel-to-toe motion for smooth trail performance
- STB technology for amazing support and unencumbered underfoot flex
- ProTechTion HF reinforcements provide lightweight, flexible protection
Best Use Hiking, Running/Fitness Item Weight 1.4 lbs/pair Number of Eyelets 6 Type Mountain Running and Trail Running Shoe Warranty Limited Lifetime Upper Material AirMesh, PU Leather, ProTechTion reinforcements, Rubber toe-cap Outsole FriXion XT Midsole Dual-Injection Shock absorbing MEMlex EVA Fit Performance Toe Protection Yes; Rubber Toe-Cap Liner Material AirMesh
- Nice light hiker for rugged terrain
Likes: Great shoe for hiking the mountains of NH. Feels like, but sturdy. Has the read I want.
Dislikes: Runs small. Sending back for a half size larger.