LA SPORTIVA ULTRA RAPTOR 2: NEW VERSIONS ULTRA TRAIL VS HIKING
LA SPORTIVA ULTRA RAPTOR 2: NEW VERSIONS ULTRA TRAIL VS HIKING. Our TRAIL SHOES section Review the last leap forward of the Italians, separating Raptor for Ultra trail and Raptor for Hiking.
The Ultra Raptor to run comes with a price of € 149 for 355 grams (20gr less) and a height of 19mm in front and 28mm behind, therefore a drop 9mm. Let’s go with the analysis by Mayayo.
LA SPORTIVA ULTRA RAPTOR 2:
SPECIFIC ULTRA TRAIL VERSION
La Sportiva, an Italian brand born in Alto Trentino in 1928 by Narciso Delladio, a footwear artist dedicated to clogs and shoes for lumberjacks. After imposing itself as a leader in the world of climbing shoes from the 1990s onwards, it continues in this 21st century to progressively expand presence in mountain shoes, trail running and skimo material while maintaining the essence of a family business that has gone so well in almost 100 years of history.
La Sportiva Trail Running: As you can see in the official diagram below, the Italian brand for Mountain Running, as they called this sport (“Mountain Running”) is structured on two mayor axes or less volume, both long, short or medium distance.
At more volume, more relaxed and popular use. At less volume, more racing and elite.
LA SPORTIVA ULTRA RAPTOR 2: MOUNTAIN RUNNING VS HIKING
Given the enormous success of LA SPORTIVA ULTRA RAPTOR in the last 10 years, this 2022 the Italian brand separates it into two versions: This one that we present today to run lighter and more agile, without losing the protection brand of the house.
In parallel, a hiking sister is launched with versions of high cane more solid and focused on protecting us to the maximum. Let’s go with the details of this new version MOUNTAIN RUNNING.
LA SPORTIVA ULTRA RAPTOR 2: DATA SHEET
- Price: 149€
- Weight: 355 grams. Save up to 20 grams from the previous one.
- Updated heel with a new tpu support that enhances its reliability and stability.
- Perimeter protection against mud and scrapes, also updated. Lighter and more flexible.
- New TPU elements central fixation instep. Looking for better foot fixation
- Drop: 9 mm Maintains the same intermediate drop of the previous one
- Lugs: 4.5mm. ;aniene classic design. The base size of La Sportiva for shoes with an off-road approach.
- Stack Height: 19mm front and 28mm rear.
- Upper: Perforated AirMesh + PU Leather on the back and Dynamic ProTechTion™ on the toe
- Insoles: Ortholite Hybrid Mountain Running 5mm, the thickest of the brand.
- Two volumes to choose from: There will be a base version and a wide one with 5mm higher in finger box and 10mm in side.
- Midsole: Injection EVA and Cushion Platform. Degree firmness C (3/5)
- TPU Shank plant: Rhygyph plate to provide rigidity and stability.
- Outsole: FriXion White, the one with the greatest grip to give us confidence in
- Colors, sizes and versions for everyone: A huge palette to choose from, as you can see below. Range man and woman, with membrane and without membrane
LA SPORTIVA ULTRA RAPTOR 2: CONCLUSION.
Undoubtedly, LA SPORTIVA ULTRA RAPTOR the most popular ultra running shoe over the last 10 years for the Italian brand, combining a more than reasonable service for anyone who would like to move quickly and safely in the mountains: Out running ultras, either in light sederism or even classic tracks with loose climbs type Midi d’Ossau and the like.
If it has become a modern classic it is because of the balance of its performance, long life and comfort. In fact, the new version 2022 is located halfway in volume between its sisters Jackal (tight. blue) and the Karacal (loose – red).
LIGHTER AND MORE FLEXIBLE
Now this special version to run, arrives, lighter and more flexible, but that does maintain that enormous protection behind, in the middle and in front that separates it from its sister La Sportiva Akasha II, lighter and softer, at the same time less armored to be more “runner”
The evolution made for very logical, so we hope that this Ultra Raptor 2 already has many points to become one of the favorite shoes of most fan riders of the brand among the ultrero peloton around the world. Let’s see when we surround it if test arises and how they really behave. Promise, promise a lot and good….
Ah! As best-selling shoes, we can find them in versions of all kinds: For ultra trail, for hiking. For men, for women. With gore tex, without gore tex. And already, by colors.. we have up to six.
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