Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.
WeightMen: 14.5ozWomen: 11.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 12mmWomen: 12mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 22mmWomen: 22mm
Forefoot heightMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
WidthMen: normal, wideWomen: normal, wide
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Updates to La Sportiva Ultra Raptor GTX
- The La Sportiva Ultra Raptor features a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane that delivers excellent protection against moisture, keeping the feet dry while running on wet condition.
- It also comes with an enhanced outsole where the sticky rubber compound is strategically located, delivering impressive traction and grip on technical and rocky terrains.
- This shoe also features the new La Sportiva Gore FLEX technology that provides added flexibility for a more responsive ride. This is more efficient than traditional GTX shoes.
La Sportiva Ultra Raptor GTX size and fit
The Ultra Raptor GTX from La Sportiva is true to its size. The heel, midfoot and forefoot areas are of standard measurements, giving a snug and comfortable fit. The men’s and women’s version is available in medium and wide widths.
The Ultra Raptor GTX features the brand’s FriXion XF outsole that delivers durable traction specifically for rocky and technical terrain. This functions with the aggressive impact lugs engineered to lessen landing impact for a more stable and responsive ride.
This shoe uses the injected molded EVA that gives enough amount of cushioning needed for a comfortable, long-lasting ride. The Flex Transfer Shank is designed for torsional rigidity.
The La Sportiva Raptor GTX features the Gore-Tex lining that is waterproof in nature. It keeps foot dry and without affecting its breathability feature. The upper is also made from a flexible air mesh material that delivers a breathable and comfortable coverage. The Salomon Sense Ride 2, in contrast, utilizes a stretchable mesh material that offers a customized fit.
The upper also gives an amazing fit due to the flexible upper material and lacing harness that secures the midfoot for a snug fit.
The microfiber mudguard offers excellent protection from mud and trail debris, allowing runners to experience a well-protected and comfortable running experience.