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La Sportiva Wildcat

  • 5 stars
    78%
  • 4 stars
    8%
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    8%
  • 2 stars
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Description

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  • A stable, neutral, and extremely well-cushioned trail running shoe.
  • AirMesh upper with a Trail Cage frame and Transkinetic heel stabilizer for stability, as well as UreTech reinforcements in high wear areas.
  • Honeycomb mesh lining (in the tongue and heel only).
  • Single density MEMlex midsole provides excellent cushioning.
  • Nylon-molded Flex Transfer shank gives you torsional stability and flexibility with each step.
  • Plush 2.4mm LaSpEVA lasting board.
  • FriXion® X-Axis™ rubber outsole digs into any surface for excellent traction and added cushion.
  • La Sportiva's Impact Brake System™ proprietary technology in outsole design has the lugs of the soles oriented in opposing slanted directions, increasing braking power by an average of 20% and decreasing impact forces by an average of 20%.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 15 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 44.5 (US Men's 11), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

47% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 7% Half size too Large
  • 47% True to size
  • 33% Half size too small
  • 13% Full size too small
97% Felt true to width
  • 97% Felt true to width
  • 0% Felt narrower than marked
  • 3% Felt wider than marked
57% Moderate arch support
  • 43% Excellent arch support
  • 57% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please click here for the La Sportiva Size Conversion.
  • A stable, neutral, and extremely well-cushioned trail running shoe.
  • AirMesh upper with a Trail Cage frame and Transkinetic heel stabilizer for stability, as well as UreTech reinforcements in high wear areas.
  • Honeycomb mesh lining (in the tongue and heel only).
  • Single density MEMlex midsole provides excellent cushioning.
  • Nylon-molded Flex Transfer shank gives you torsional stability and flexibility with each step.
  • Plush 2.4mm LaSpEVA lasting board.
  • FriXion® X-Axis™ rubber outsole digs into any surface for excellent traction and added cushion.
  • La Sportiva's Impact Brake System™ proprietary technology in outsole design has the lugs of the soles oriented in opposing slanted directions, increasing braking power by an average of 20% and decreasing impact forces by an average of 20%.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 15 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 44.5 (US Men's 11), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

La Sportiva Wildcat

Average rating is 5 out of 5 from a total of 36 reviews.

Top Positive Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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This is the best trail runner I have had. Nike's sole construction is terrible for rocks, dirt and mud. NB is slightly better but tricky on wet rocks and logs. This is the right idea...look at the bottom views! Plus the overlap on the tongue keeps out debris. Tuff toe guard too!

Read more » « Show less December 28, 2011 by Larry B
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Top Critical Review

1 person found this review helpful.

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I just ran in my new Wildcats today, and will NEVER run in them again. They KILLED my shins. I have had a difficult time finding good running shoes that don’t tighten my shins up, and these are definitely not good for me. I thought they would feel a lot more cushioned than they do. Not comfortable to run in at all. Being objective about it... they may be good of other runners... just not for me, with my shin problems. I’ve recently tried out New Balance 860s (Junk) GoLite Comps (OK... but not enough cushioning), and Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultras (definitely the best of the bunch, by FAR!). Needless to say, the Wildcats were VERY disappointing. BTW... if it helps... I’m 5’8” 170 lbs... very muscular legs, which tends to really hammer my shins and ankles. For lighter runners, these shoes may work great. Again, they just don’t work for me. They ARE very grippy... good rubber... but are probably better suited for real mountain running (lots of rocks, etc.) than for pure trail running.

Read more » « Show less February 27, 2010 by Gunnar
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is the best trail runner I have had. Nike's sole construction is terrible for rocks, dirt and mud. NB is slightly better but tricky on wet rocks and logs. This is the right idea...look at the bottom views! Plus the overlap on the tongue keeps out debris. Tuff toe guard too!

Fit Survey

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Moderate arch support

  • from Bay Area (California)
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Fantastic trail running/light hiking shoe. Excellent cushioning and grip, lightweight and breathable. Have a pair and am getting another.

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

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Poor Support

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Excellent arch support

  • from Las Vegas, NV
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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Most comfortable and cushioned trail shoe I have ever worn. I slightly under-pronate and need cushioning; most trail shoes that I have researched or worne lack cushion or are made for pronation control. Only downsides are mesh tears a little easy and strings are too long. The sole could stand to be a little more aggressive. Ordering my second pair now and always come back to Zappos for the customer service.

Fit Survey

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Atlanta, GA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great trail shoes. Working my way through my third pair. Work well on tech trails and don't fare too badly when you have to do the occasional run on the road. Only complaint is some fraying of the upper, particularly near the ankles.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Boone, NC
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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My son and I just completed a week at Lenhok'sin - backpacking around Lake Merriweather at BSA's Goshen Scout reservation in SW Virginia. We decided to go with a trail shoe rather than hiking boots since we are verging on lite packs at 30 lbs and the summer heat was record-breaking. Upon recommendation from another scout leader, we both ordered the Sportiva Wildcats from Zappos. Both of our fits were tight so we ordered another two sizes each to ensure we had just the right fit with liners and light hiking socks. We returned the unused shoes without a problem and could not be happier with the performance during over 40 hours of hiking in one week. Next summer - Philmont in New Mexico with those Wildcats!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Vienna, VA
$110.00

Width: D - Medium

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