Awesome trail runners...I bought 3!

Reviewed by Steve from York, PA on Wednesday, January 31, 2018
I first purchased a pair of Ultra Raptors from REI 1 1/2 years ago and hands down they were the best trail runners I've ever had. That pair has probably 300 miles on them and had the one lower loop where the shoe string passes through not torn, I would still be running in them but they're now used as everyday wear. Aside from the tread being at half of its original height, they are still in great condition. Most of the miles have come in PA where trails here contain rocks, rocks, and more rocks.
I have owned other La Sportiva trail runners as well as trail runners from Salomon and Merrell but none of them fit as well as these. They are very snug and fit my foot like a glove which took some getting used to but now would never have it any other way. My heel is locked in and does not ever move. I'm a huge fan of the toe cap as other trail runners I've worn have lacked a good sturdy cap and running in all the rocks of PA that is a necessity. I have smashed my toes very badly in other shoes but your toes are much more protected in the Raptors. Grip on slick rocks is great compared to all the other trail runners I've used as well.
The price of these on STP is phenomenal compared to retail so I bought 3 pairs! I'm not a huge fan of the blue as my previous pair was black, but for the price it was a no brainer. I won't need to buy another pair of trail runners for many years.
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