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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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Verified Buyer Reviewed by B from Idaho on Thursday, July 7, 2016No 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, 2016I'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, 2016I 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, 2016I 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, 2016This 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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