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La Sportiva Women's Kaptiva Shoe - Mountain Steals
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La Sportiva
Women's Kaptiva Shoe

La Sportiva Women's Kaptiva Shoe is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 17.
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Product Description
Item No.   10428413
 

FEATURES of the La Sportiva Women's Kaptiva Shoe

  • A super lightweight racing and training shoe
  • Full length rock guard for ultimate protection
  • Upper: Sock-like compression / knit wraparound tongue with debossed ex lines / thermo-adhesive overlays / tpu toe cap
  • Lining: Slip resistant Nylon mesh / air mesh
  • Midsole: Compression molded dual-density memlex/ tpu stabilizer inserts / 1.5mm eva rock-guard in forefoot and heel
  • Sole: Frixion xf 2.0 with impact brake system / 3.5mm-4.5mm lugs
  • 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

Product Specifications
Features: Cushioned
Sustainability: Animal Friendly
Footwear Height: Ankle
Weight: 8 oz
Upper: Sock Like Compression, Knit Wraparound Tongue, Thermo Adhesive stabilizer Panels, TPU Toe Cap
Midsole: Dual Density MEMlex, TPU Stabilizer, RockGuard
Outsole: FriXion XF, Impact Brake System
Terrain: Road
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Womens
Best Use: Running
Drop: 6 mm
Footwear Closure: Lace-up
Toe Coverage: Closed Toe
Product Reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great feel for the trail [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] You can take this shoe almost anywhere. It’s light and responsive with decent cushioning. I run on crushed gravel double track with this more some of my mindless weekday miles. It’s stiff enough for rocky technical trails. Traction is good for wet mud. Sock-like tongue is decent for keeping debris out of shoes. Sizing may be a tiny bit short compared to other la sportiva shoes I’ve worn. I used this shoe for backpacking with a 25 lb pack over 55 miles in the Wind River range this summer. No problems. Had some wear across the upper where it flexes, but should be able to get at least 500 miles out of this shoe.
Date published: 2020-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new GO-TO shoe for everything! I'm normally a big fan of "rotating" my running shoes, never wearing the same pair two days in a row. I usually have a pair that I like for trail, one for pavement, one for the track. This summer has been different - I got my new Kaptivas early in the summer, and I find myself wanting to wear them every day for every run. I have worn them for my last four races - one road, one flat, non-technical trail, one track mile, and one highly technical trail with steep ups and downs. I was never disappointed. The fit and feel of the snug sockliner is secure and prevents slippage and the heel blisters to which I am normally very prone! I appreciate the high arch support, which enabled me to leave my insoles out - good thing, as I don't think I would have had space. I've never had a pair of trail shoes that were this light, yet still so protective and grippy. I'm looking forward to buying another pair.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is it After testing for a year, this baby is it. Will wear for Western States. Wore the gore-tex version at a VERY wet Way Too Cool 50k this past spring and it completely dominated. Fast, but also has great traction. Lightweight. Feels like a road shoe, but performs like a competent trail shoe.
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finaly lighter shoes for trail running For several years I have been wearing the Bushido of La sportiva that I really like, but I wished them to develop a lighter shoe model for trail running. Finally the Kaptiva arrived. A shoe that provides the support I need for technical terrain, but is lighter and less hard when used in neutral terrain. Thank you La sportiva, I was waiting (and the consumer market too) this new model for a long time! Only suggestion, add an insert for the laces on the tongue to protect the laces from unlace during more chalenging races.
Date published: 2019-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great long distance shoe When I first purchased the kaptiva's I was a little worried I had oversized them. During the fitting I had noticed some slight heel slippage, but eventually decide to go with a bigger size as I knew I was going to be spending some time in them and wanted to allow for foot swell during my runs. The heel slippage went away after about a week of running in them and packing them out a little bit. I love these shoes. I wore them through fall and some winter running. They worked great on ice and snow without spikes and I think that was due to the sticky rubber on the bottom. They are lightweight and low volume, with a very comfortable "sock-like" fit that eliminated any chafing I might normally experience when breaking in new running shoes. Will definitely continue to choose Kaptiva's as my running shoe moving forward!
Date published: 2020-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best fit!! Love these shoes!! They fit like a glove, in a good way. Can’t wait to race in then this weekend!
Date published: 2019-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A light, speedy trail shoe I love my Kaptivas! They are so light and they have excellent traction that makes you feel very stable on technical trails. I use my Kaptivas for trail races, and they make me feel extra speedy on the trails. I just ordered another pair. A great shoe.
Date published: 2020-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light AND solid I've loved the Bushido I and Bushido II, but heard good things about the Kaptivas as a lighter, more race-oriented shoe and wanted to try them out. These shoes are awesome! They just felt fast from the minute I first put them on. No blisters thanks to the sock liner. I have very narrow feet, so it is tough to find shoes that don't cause my forefoot to slide around - a very unnerving feeling when running on very technical, rocky trails in the mountains. The only downside is that they seem to run a tad smaller than other Sportiva shoes and I should have paid more attention to reviews here. After several runs in them, I purchased a second pair a 1/2 size larger and they fit much better. If you are on the edge of sizes, size up a little bit.
Date published: 2020-10-09
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Size Guide

La Sportiva Women's Footwear

EUROPEAN SIZE 33 33.5 34 34.5 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42 42.5 43 43.5 44 44.5 45 45.5 46 46.5 47
US Women's 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 5.5+ 6 6.5 7 7.5 7.5+ 8 8.5 9 9.5 9.5+ 10 10.5 11 11.5 11.5+ 12 12.5 13 13.5 13.5+ 14

NOTES
La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This creates four extra sizes per size run, which ultimately results in a better fit.