La Sportiva Vertical K Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

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About La Sportiva Vertical K Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

Closeouts. Clocking in at under 16 ounces, La Sportiva's Vertical K trail running shoes are an ultra-lightweight marvel built for speed and agility without sacrificing protection from rough terrain. These snug-fitting, low-drop shoes feature a MorphoDynamic midsole that provides excellent energy return and adapts to the changing environment of your running route. Ultra-sticky FriXion® XF outsole maintains consistent traction, even on tough terrain like rocks or through mud pits.


Specs about La Sportiva Vertical K Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

  • Upper: AirMesh Nylon® 4-way stetch gaiter with PU Leather external toe cap
  • Lining: Mesh
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: Injection-molded Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA)
  • Outsole: FriXion® rubber
  • Heel height: 1"
  • Heel to toe drop: 4mm
  • Weight (pair): 15.6 oz.
  • All specs based on size 10
  • Made in China
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4.400000 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 10 reviews

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Reviewed by Garret from Funky town on Thursday, March 3, 2016
At least a half from normal runners. A whole size if you like them loose and are wearing any sock the least bit thick or padded. They run unbelievably small.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by B from Idaho on Thursday, July 7, 2016
    No doubt they are ugly, but they are lightweight, flexible, and comfortable around the foot. Sticky rubber on rock and loose sand. And light. I sized up 0.5 size. As reference, for the La Sportiva Crosslite I go up 1 full size.
  • Reviewed by Brandon from Colorado on Friday, July 1, 2016
    I'm a Merrell guy. 12 pairs and counting. 9.5 in the trail/tough/radius glove line, 10 in all the "standard" shoe lines. 10 in other brands as well. I sent the US 11's back for 11.5's and they are just a hair lose, 11's were bashing my toes just standing in the living room. Crazy oddball sizing.

    Haven't put time on them outside yet, but they are light and feel so. I bought them to use as backpacking shoes when i need more cushion than my trail gloves complete lack of it. They seem to vent nice, and i think they will keep debris out of the lace area with the stretchy cover. I actually came back to buy another pair as a backup (two days after my exchange) and they are gone. If you think one of these sizes will work, grab it now.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Trails-or-bust from New Englande on Monday, June 13, 2016
    I am a big fan of La Sportiva trail running shoes. I own a different model and I love them. These have the same durable thread, are light weight, and have the low drop that allows you to "feel the trail". I size consistently in a US 10-10.5. My other pair of LS are 10.5 and fit perfectly. I had to exchange the 10.5 for a size 11 in this model and it fit the same as my other 10.5. The only other down side is that the lower laces are a bit difficult to get to with the mud/brush cover.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Goat from Tahoe on Friday, May 13, 2016
    I live in a steep rocky area with lots of "sand over granite" trails. I don't run that much anymore(25 miles a week and my long runs might be 9-13 miles at most.) I don't need a lot of shoe. My other favorite shoe is INOV8 X-Talon 212. If I do intervals or race, this is what I wear.

    The Vertical K is more about what it is not, Not cushioning, not motion control etc. I like the light midsole, and upper. The soles are pretty good on wet rocks. The uppers dry reasonably well and are "okay" for durability. I am sad that they are closing them out, this will probably be my last pair.

    I wear a 42.5 in most shoes, needed a 43 in these.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by dixiebelle from AZ on Thursday, April 21, 2016
    This is a very light weight comfortable shoe, but it runs very small. I needed to order a full size larger then I had the last time I ordered La Sportiva. I like the brand alot and will continue to buy it with that in mind.

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About La Sportiva

La Sportiva has been designing and producing innovative footwear in a small mountain town at the foot of the Italian Dolomites for more than 80 years. Always focused on the future and embracing new technologies, La Sportiva footwear is known around the world for incorporating premium features like Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membranes, moisture-managing Dri-Lex® linings, Vibram® outsoles and more. Models of La Sportiva boots are available for everything from light day hikes on gradual trails to challenging, high-alpine pursuits. La Sportiva trail running shoes feature performance features like FriXion® traction outsoles and MEMlex midsoles to take you from trailhead to peak.