“The Bushido is for serious runners who take on technical terrain,” says La Sportiva North America president Jonathan Lantz. “It’s lightweight but takes advantage of sticky climbing rubber and big lugs to provide incredible traction, especially when running fast on steep mountain terrain.”
The Bushido is the newest shoe in La Sportiva’s successful Mountain Running® footwear line. Designed for top performance in technical terrain, the shoe utilizes the new STB stabilization technology, which is a TPU frame on the side of the upper that extends and wraps over the midsole to stabilize fit. Combined with the dual density FriXion® XT sole, Impact Brake SystemÔand overwrapped lugs, this 9.8 ounce, 6mm drop shoe has exceptional cornering ability and is targeted at the sweet spot of the trail running market.
“Slip this puppy on and prepare to feel indestructible,” reads Trail Runner review. “The Bushido pairs monster tread and a burly frame wrapping the midfoot to battle the most menacing trails. Though it looks hefty, in fact, the shoe is lighter than most ‘traditional’ trail-running shoes, and the 6mm heel-to-toe drop preserves a surprising amount of ground feel.”
The Bushido and the entire Mountain Running collection are available now at www.sportiva.com and at fine specialty retailers across the US and Canada. All Editors’ Choice selections are available in the June 2014 issue of TrailRunner, available on newsstands now.