La Sportiva Bushido Trail Running Shoe Review
La Sportiva Bushido Trail shoes famously known as Mountain Running are specially designed for running and climbing. The shoe is ideal to be used on technical terrains, roots and branches of the trail and over stones. Inclined to give performance and speed, Bushido has been a massive success because of its durability and stability over surfaces where usually you will experience boots breaking or wearing off. The weight of the shoe has been perfect to put the right pressure on your foot. Unlike other brands that happen o be either too heavy to be lifted or too light to ensure stability. It gives complete support to the foot; from your toe to your heel. Let us give you a detailed and complete view of how the shoe does wonders.
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5 Good Reasons to buy the La Sportiva Bushido Trail
1. Lightweight and Supportive.
2. STB control construction system.
3. Breathable mesh.
4. Dual-density FriXion rubber outsole.
5. Compressed molded EVA in midsole cushioning.
3 Reasons not to buy the La Sportiva Bushido Trail
1. A little on the heavier side.
2. Multiple lacing adjustments.
3. Unfortunately, some people feel too small and very narrow.
The weight of the shoe has been perfect to put the right pressure on your foot. As the brand promises, it had fitted all the features and materials that are essential to make a running shoe safe and responsive. The midsole is wrapped with round edge outsole lugs to give you more support. La Sportiva is the most appropriate in this regard as is it uses full-length midsole Memlex, a compressed molded EVA that improves the durability of the shoe and allows it to stand on rough rocky terrains.
Size and Fit
The Bushido is a performance-based shoe. It is designed exclusively to give you good grip and a snug fit in the heel, midfoot and forefoot and plenty of toe room so that you take confident steps. Ideal for rocky trails and terrains, the fitting of this shoe not only gives your feet protection but also a comfortable run for plenty of hours. Since there are half European sizes for men and women available, La Sportiva Bushido shows its best performance when it fits well and hence it is advised that you visit your nearest store to try various sizes and chose the best snug fit.
The dual-density FriXion rubber used on the outsole of La Sportiva Bushido is a great climbing material that helps in firm grip when running and climbing.
With soft rubber and durable construction and the Impact Brake System (I.B.S) are used in the middle of the outsole and lugs to give efficient brakes and create friction to stop immediately when need.
All materials used in Bushido are meant to crush on any trail. As their tagline, the shoe is about enhancing your running, brake efficiency and protection. The company has maintained to keep the lugs appropriate, not very deep so that you retain and control the stopping power as compared to other heavy weighted shoes. This one is far better than the shoes with deeper lugs and it serves the purpose in the same way.
Running shoes are tricky in their making because heavy cushioning leads to more foot injury and twisted postures. La Sportiva Bushido is the most appropriate in this regard as is it uses full-length midsole Memlex, a compressed molded EVA that improves the durability of the shoe and allows it to stand on rough rocky terrains.
To protect the forefoot, Bushido uses EVA rock guard that helps prevent injuries from pointy surfaces. The STB Control System built on the front of the arch, midsole and back of the shoe provides a wrapping around the underside of your, thus giving more stability and making it lighter than other shoes.
When you put on the shoe, you might think that this won’t give your toe or length to move inside, but here is what makes it unique. Much as it is worn snug fit, it gives you the right control without locking your foot inside.
The upper of the sole is made of Air Mesh, Thermal Adhesive Microfiber and high-Frequency Welded Ripstop.
The microfibers give shape to the heel and forefoot, strengthening the area around our toe cap and the lateral side of your foot. Unlike other running shoes, the air mesh of La Sportiva Bushido remains upright with the help of Welded Ripstop, giving your feet stability and sock-like fitting and perfect grip to remain secure on terrains and trails.
You might feel the heel counter rigid but that designed to give your foot shape and firmness. Unlike other shoes, Bushido also secures the toe cap with rubber TPU, so even if you hit sharp, rocky points, you wouldn’t feel anything on your toe.
La Sportiva knows that you will be running for hours; therefore it is styled in a way that it gives ample ventilation with an open air mesh. The shoe is completely sweated free. On putting it up, you might feel a bulk on the upper, that’s the Air Mesh or breathable mesh. Adding more, the internal construction already gives a slip-on fit so even if you don’t wear socks, or you are someone who doesn’t like wearing them, the shoe itself will protect and secure your foot.
La Sportiva commits to giving stability to not only your running but also stabilizes your posture and position of feet and ankles. Built with STB control construction system, it uses a thermoplastic frame to wrap your underfoot, reduce the overall weight and give superb stability. Reviews say that Bushido is a perfect shoe, closest to nature, suitable for natural grounds and surfaces.
All in one, if you are on the look for a running trail shoe, then La Sportiva Bushido is the finest combination of stability, durability in the most reasonable price. Reviews reveal that even if you don’t find a well-surfaced path, Bushido will make one itself. Customers assume this to be an investment that can last for 2-3 years easily. In the first time of your purchase, it is wiser to try it on so that you don’t take the wrong size, but once you have it, you will not need any other brand. Unlike other brands that happen o be either too heavy to be lifted or too light to ensure stability. It gives complete support to the foot; from your toe to your heel. If you want a confident and athletic ride on terrains, give yourself a try. Bushido will be your rocky companion.
- Stability - 8.9/108.9/10
- Comfort - 8.8/108.8/10
- Design - 8.8/108.8/10
- Cushioning - 9.1/109.1/10
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