Gear Review Update: La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Shoes

July 15, 2013  |  In Gear Reviews   |   Tagged , , , , , ,   |   2 Comments

Hiking/Trail Running Shoes
La Sportiva Ultra Raptor
$130, 1 lb. 10 oz. (men’s 9)
Sizes: Euro men’s 38-47.5, women’s 36-43
sportiva.com

For a recent 28-mile dayhike through Idaho’s spectacular White Clouds Mountains—partly off-trail, with a cumulative elevation gain and loss of nearly 8,000 feet, including a steep, very loose scramble of several hundred vertical feet over a pass—I wanted the lightest shoes possible, yet ones with plenty of support, comfort, and traction. It didn’t take me long to decide on the Ultra Raptor, which I had worn a lot and reviewed previously.

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2 Responses to Gear Review Update: La Sportiva Ultra Raptor Shoes

  1. Thorsten   |  July 19, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Thanks for the review! It’s the only one out there, that contains all the information I was looking for!

    • MichaelALanza   |  July 19, 2013 at 3:43 am

      You’re welcome, Thorsten. I’m glad you found The Big Outside. Visit again!

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