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The La Sportiva Women's Bushido II Shoe is a lightweight trail running shoe that's just as capable off the trail as on the trail. The upper features a mix of air mesh and welded ripstop overlays, lending both durability and breathability. The aggressive lug pattern and Frixion rubber compound offer excellent traction when training in technical mountainous terrain.
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Midsole: 4mm Laspeva / compression molded memlex/ 1.5 mm dual-density compressed eva rock-guard in forefoot/ tpu stb inserts
Sole: Dual density frixion xt 2.0 v-groove2 with impact brake system
Designed to reduce up to 20% of the impact forces acting on the feet, legs and back with each step while walking on hard ground
Due to the slanted and opposing angles of the lugs, the impact forces are reduced
Impact brake system soles also offer superior grip on very steep terrain increase traction by 20% due to the sculpted heel brake, offset lugs and the synergy with the asymmetric axis of the foot
Frixion sticky rubbers are various sole compounds specifically designed for mountain sports
Frixion rubber is custom formulated for maximum performance for each intended sport
Frixion gives you an optimum stick, durability and a noticeable performance advantage
Perfect combination of grip, long-lasting wear and shock absorption
AirMesh, Thermal Adhesive Microfiber, High Frequency Welded Ripstop
Compression Molded MEMlex, 1.5mm Dual-Density compressed EVA Rock-Guard in forefoot, TPU Shank
Dual-Density FriXion XT V-Groove with Impact Brake System
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Rated 3 out of
Why did you change the fit!?This is my 3rd pair of Bushidos. This is my first of the II's. Does not fit the same as the old ones. Not as flat/neutral in the footbed. Has been causing me foot pain as it seems to be pushing my ankles inward/downward. Heal area tighter and weird pressure points now. Toe box not as wide and seems to cut inwards on the inside more than the last version. I love the color and the grip. The grip on these have been far superior than any other trail runner I've tried. They are light and dry fast. Just highly disappointed in the changes to the fit and pain I'm having, which means I likely will not buy another pair. This is after 40+ miles of trail jogging and/or hiking and still not fitting ok. The older versions were perfect right off the bat.
Date published: 2019-10-28
Rated 3 out of
Lauren L. from
Loved the Bushido II loved my Bushido I's and was really excited to try out the Bushido II's. Ultimately I had to return these shoes because the construction had changed enough that I no longer had enough space in the toe box. On longer runs I generally like shoes with slightly more room for my toes to splay, and to allow for swelling/contracting of my feet as I go. Although the Bushido I was perfect for this, the Bushido II was just a little too constricting for my liking. The Bushido II still has great responsiveness, and is great for rocky trail runs.
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of
best shoe I've ever wornI have narrow feet and it is VERY difficult to find shoes that fit. I often have to sacrifice body mechanics and performance, doing all sorts of things (insoles, socks, etc,) to get something that won't leave me rolling side to side in my shoes. It has always been a compromise. The Bushido II changed all of that. The fit is secure without being cramped, the tongue doesn't shift, the grip doesn't quit, and just enough cushioning to be comfortable but not so much to diminish feel or strength.
Date published: 2020-08-17
Rated 5 out of
C dawg from
Softer sole, great shoeThe sole is noticeably softer in the forefoot than the Bushido I, but otherwise the shoe feels very similar to the original. This can be worn more on the occasional road without worrying your feet will get sore from a hard shoe. Overall, such a perfect all-around trail shoe. Will be go-to for all alpine summer runs!
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 4 out of
Great trail runner, but the sizing is funky[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this after it was highly recommended from 2 avid trail runners. I am a size 9 in almost every shoe. I ordered the 9 and it was WAY to small- too narrow through the ball of the foot and my toes were crammed right to the end. I exchanged it for a 9.5 and I'm swimming in it! Not sure if La Sportiva made a change to the last in the time in took to process the exchange, but pretty funky sizing difference in just a half size. So unfortunately I returned both sizes and can't speak to their performance on the trail.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of
Small ankle, wide foot SIMPLY AMAZINGThis shoe is probably one of the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever worn. I have small ankles and a wide foot base, therefore when hiking my foot slides into front of my shoe/boot. These good my ankle in place and have what I like to call “Spider-Man” grip for all terrain Arizona hiking. It may be a running shoe, but I’ll never hike without these again.
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 2 out of
good shoe, but could be more durable for the priceI bought the Bushido II for a 300 off-trail backpacking trip across the Sierra Nevada, during I climbed 10 of California's 14,000'+ mountains, mostly class 3 scrambles and some class 4 climbs. I do at least one long back-country backpack trip per year, and until this year have been a loyal fan of the Brooks Cascadia. Recent design changes by Brooks prompted me to try to Bushido II instead.
The Bushido II fits extremely comfortably right out of the box, exactly what I was looking for: narrower toebox, comfortable drop and great support.
After my hike I found, the upper held up amazingly well! 5-stars for the rugged upper! Very little visible wear and tear even after dragging/smearing my feet against the side of rough granite. The breathable mesh does it's job well, and my feet were dry in 50 minutes after a rainstorm or river crossing.
The sole and supportive mid-sole however did not fair as well. The sole, while very sticky/grippy initially, wore down fairly quickly and I started losing traction after about 190 miles of cross-country. After about 250 miles I started slipping on smooth granite slabs. I was disappointing for a company well know for it's climbing gear to have have it's sole wear down so quickly. In comparison, last year my Brooks Cascadia held up to a 350 mile off-trail trip and still had enough life in it to take on short local hikes for the rest of the year.
The supportive mid-sole failed similarly. Also after roughly 190 miles, the support in the shoe started noticeably degrading. resulting in some heel soreness.
Overall, the shoe has a great design and started off strong, but for the price point I'd like a shoe that can hold up to at least one backpacking trip.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of
These are fabulous multipurpose shoes![This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is my second pair of Bushidos. I used them last week to hike rim-to-rim and they performed perfectly. I had been debating on wearing boots on my upcoming PCT hike, but have decided that I will be wearing these instead...at least until I reach snow. These shoes left NO hot spots or blisters, and I wore them right out of the box. I highly recommend this shoe for backpacking or just everyday use. I find them to run a little small, so I ordered up a whole size and was quite pleased.