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La Sportiva Raptor $110
The Raptor is a sibling to last year’s sleeper, the Wildcat. Built on the same last, the upper here is a closely woven mesh with a full rand that has a smooth, mud-shedding surface.
On the upper, the laces thread through webbing loops supported by thermoplastic overlays that come up from the midsole, the vamp has a stretch panel under the laces to keep debris out, and the conforming foam of the tongue improves the fit. The dual density midsole is firm and responsive, in part because of the supportive, dual density innersole. The outersole features variously sized lugs set into tooth-like ridges in both forefoot and heel. The FriXion rubber compound is excellent on trails, wet or dry, but the cost of that sticky traction is that it’s less durable on the roads.
- Sizes: men 7–12,13,14,15 (unisex)
- Weight: 14.2 oz. (men’s 11)
- Shape: semi-curved
- Construction: Strobel slip-lasted
- For: medium- to high-arched feet with neutral biomechanics
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