The La Sportiva Bushido is a solid general purpose trail shoe that should appeal to performance-oriented mountain runners. It feels most at home on technical terrain and hills—think canyon crossings with twisty descents and steep rocky climbs, loose off-trail sections, and long ascents that involve a mix of running and power hiking. That’s where its stiffness is a real asset; on mellower paths it feels like overkill. Mind the fit: It runs half a size small.
With performance driven design, the Bushido is perfect for technical terrain and provides added stability over stones, roots and branches on the trail. The “STB Control” construction utilizes a TPU frame that wraps under foot to provide maximum stability, responsiveness, and reduce overall weight.
• Internal slip-on construction fits the foot like a sock without causing excessive pressure.
• Outsole lugs have rounded edges and wrap over the midsole to provide added traction and enhance stability on off camber terrain.
WEIGHT: Approximately 10.5 oz/ 298 g
LAST: Racing Lite Ergo
UPPER: AriMesh/ Thermal Adhesive Microfiber/ High Frequency Welded Ripstop/ TPU Toe Cap
LINING: Mesh/ Highly breathable lateral mesh inserts/ Stretch AriMesh Tongue
MIDSOLE: Compression Molded MEMlex/ 1.5mm Dual-Density compressed EVA Rock-Guard in forefoot/ TPU Shank
DROP (MM): Heel: 19mm / Toe: 13mm / Drop: 6mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole 32A
SOLE: Dual-Density FriXion XT V-Groove™ with Impact Brake System