La Sportiva Mutant Trail Running Shoes (For Men)
About La Sportiva Mutant Trail Running Shoes (For Men)
Closeouts. Steep, technical and slippery terrain is no match for La Sportiva's Mutant trail running shoes. The snug-fitting upper combines a unique Spyraltongue® design with Fusiongate® lacing for an incredible hold, and the FriXion® XF rubber outsole is the stickiest in La Sportiva's lineup for tackling tough terrain.
Specs about La Sportiva Mutant Trail Running Shoes (For Men)
- Upper: AirMesh and TPU overlay with 4-way stretch dynamic scree guard
- Lining: Air mesh
- Removable insole
- Midsole: Injection-molded Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA)
- Outsole: FriXion® XF / V-Groove with Impact Brake System
- Heel height: 1-1/4"
- Weight (pair): 1 lb. 8 oz.
- All specs based on size 10
- Made in China
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Life long Adidas fan may have jumped shipVerified Buyer Reviewed by SwampRunner27 from Florida on Friday, August 4, 2017These shoes are among the best I've worn and run in. They fit a little snug, but that is perfect for when you are hitting the trails because you have no slippage. The soles are great and work about as good as cleats on a pitch when you're tearing up the trails; they grab pretty much everywhere including tree roots. They are not waterproof, but they dry super fast and the lacing system is very cool. These will require a little break in time, but not much. The insoles are soooo comfortable even for walking and hiking. You will not be disappointed in this shoe.
Not your normal trail runnersVerified Buyer Reviewed by ATL J from Atlanta on Wednesday, August 2, 2017These shoes have a few very unique features that seem to make people either love or hate them. The rubber is as sticky as anything I've seen outside of actual climbing shoes, the lugs are big enough to bound up loose dirt, and they have enough foot protection for me. I few of the unique items are the high foot, but below ankle fit, and the toe protection on the front. There is not a front plate in these so you have to be a little careful with foot placements if you're on sharp rocks. I've never owned better shoes on trails with a lot of exposed rock.
3+ because of lack of sole durabilityReviewed by ivebeen_framed from AZ on Sunday, July 30, 2017I really want to love these shoes, but I am getting cozy with the fact that I may need to change them out... My first run in them was uncomfortable because of how high the side panels come up the ankle and I have sensitive ankles (if that's a thing). I remedied this by putting a 2nd LS insole in to elevate my door to get the clearance I need... Since that mod, no issue and the slightly additional cushion is quite nice. Now the bigger issue... I have far less than 100mi on these and the treads are deteriorating VERY rapidly... Like knobs are starting to partially detach. I live in AZ and we run on desert and Rock. These would be perfect for that terrain with a more durable compound on the soles. The toebox, heel, and upper in general all feel amazing and they feel very light to run in. My Ultra Raptors with the harder compound have far outlasted these, but are not nearly as nice to run in.
runs smallVerified Buyer Reviewed by value shopper from PA on Monday, June 26, 2017not wide enough & very uncomfortable
incredibleVerified Buyer Reviewed by Jim Z from PA on Monday, June 19, 2017My first pair of trail runners that I got mainly to replace approach shoes, and that was a great choice. Great fit, super stable, light, and can handle any terrain. Great shoes even at full price, but STP always comes thru!
Trail = Good... Pavement = Less GoodVerified Buyer Reviewed by ivebeen_framed from Tucson, AZ on Wednesday, April 19, 2017I have just been out a few times with these and am replacing an older pair of La Sportiva Raptors. I typically wear a 10 (43.5), but deceided since I would be using these for trails in the desert, I ordered 44 and the fit is what I wanted. They have a nice roomy toebox and grab my heal well. I have issues when anything rubs my anklebone for some reason, which is why I no longer wear boots hiking and these do have a taller ankle and barely rub the bottom of my healbone on the side. They are great on rock and loose over hardpack that we have here in Tucson. They are too much lug for pavement is what I would suggest, but I have other shoes for that.
Versatile and well made shoes.Verified Buyer Reviewed by Allen from Okinawa on Tuesday, April 4, 2017I like these shoes. First, I like the color and style. The "school bus yellow" is attention getting and good looking (my opinion, maybe not yours!). They fit well but I need to wear a thinner pair of socks rather than a thicker pair which might be normal for trail running. They are more of a European fit, meaning slightly narrow and the off-set lacing system does have a slightly unusual feel. The cushioning is more than adequate for a trail shoe and the soles provide excellent traction. The workmanship appears to be excellent. On the first two days I had these, I wore them for workouts that lasted well over an hour each day with no adverse effects. I would buy these again.
One of the BestVerified Buyer Reviewed by Austrian Mountaineer from Arizona on Tuesday, March 28, 2017This is the third La Sportiva shoe that I have purchased. My first one was the Ultra Raptor and I was impressed with it from day one, so when I started running with the Mutant, I could not help to immediately compare it to the Ultra Raptor. Now that I have done my first 100km of rough mountain trails/bouldering in the Mutant, I am starting to get used to what the Mutant is capable of and how far I can push it, and I am liking it more and more. Of the three it is the more rugged and probably best suited for the terrain that I am putting it to use on. The traction on rock is not quite as good as that of the Ultra Raptor and the Vertical K, but the Mutant gets the best all around score. Ultra Raptor was a little better in traction, but the sole started wearing out much faster than the Mutant. Vertical K is hands down the better shoe for strictly rock, but it's too light and does not give the protection needed for bouldering and running on rougher terrain. The Mutant also gets the better score for overall comfort. While I recommend all La Sportiva products that I have tried thus far, this one gets my #1 recommendation at this point in time and it definitely appears to be longer lived than the Ultra Raptor.
Great trail running shoe!Reviewed by Hadley from Colorado Springs on Saturday, March 25, 2017I have been using these shoes for about 3 months now and they have been amazing! The styling is great, they are incredibly supportive for a trail shoe, and the lacing system really holds your foot in the shoe! You won't ever feel like these will fall off! There a bit more on the stiff side, but i appreciate that when running on rocky surfaces, it really helps your foot placements feel secure. Best part above all about these shoes... the AWSOME grip and rubber on the shoes! tread patter is amazing in loose trails and when going down hill in steep areas you never feel like you loose your grip like I have had in other trail shoes and the rubber is supper sticky on smooth rock surface (Its the same rubber they put on there rock climbing shoes). I would size up a little as these are a European sizing shoe. I normally wear a 10 and am very comfortable in there 10 1/2 and I have normal shaped feet (not wide nor narrow).
I would highly suggest these shoes! La Sportive is always a great company with quality shoes!
Toe Box Way Too SmallVerified Buyer Reviewed by Dayhiker from North Carolina on Tuesday, March 14, 2017Toe box of shoe was sized more like a women's shoe. Way too small.