Our View - La Sportiva Kaptiva Men:
The La Sportiva Kaptiva is a well cushioned, protective trail running shoe that is designed for medium to long-distance adventures and on challenging, technical terrain.
Featuring an innovative knit fabric and slip-on design to minimise bulk, risk of bunching and rubbing as well as ensuring a secure, comfortable fit. Adding to the secure fit and feel the heel features a stretchy, mono-layer cuff that sticks to the heel like a sock avoiding irritation posits as well as helping to reduce debris getting inside.
The midsole is designed to provide a perfect balance between ground connection, stability, flexibility and traction. This is a achieved thanks to the excellent outsole design with longitudinal cuts in the tread of a super grippy and highly durable FriXion White compound with Impact Brake System lugs of different angle that ensure traction on even the steepest incline.
Specifications - La Sportiva Kaptiva Men:
- Comfortable, snug fit, without empty, destabilizing volumes
- New “Trust-Fit”shape, wraparound comfort designed for athletes who take part in medium/long-distance technical competitions
- SLIP-ON construction in knit fabric: reduces the volume of each single piece of the shoe to a minimum, optimizing the overall dimensions and the layers of material for a wraparound, super clean and performance oriented structure.
- The stretch, mono-layer cuff sticks to the ankle like a sock avoiding overlapping layers and preventing external agents from entering the shoe, while facilitating the entry of the foot and the fitting operations
- The sole/midsole package aims at providing the perfect balance between fluidity, stability, flexibility and traction.
- The sole is fitted with Impact Brake System lugs of different angle inclinations
- Upper: Tongue in wraparound, stretch knit fabric + front part in stabilizing mesh fabric
- Lining: Slip resistant, breathable mesh
- Midsole: Compressed EVA and TPU stabilizers and anti-torsion inserts + dual density EVA rock guard insert
- Sole: Frixion White with Impact Brake System with lugs designed for use with AT Grip Spikes
- Footbed: 4mm Ortholite Ergonomic
- Drop: 6mm
- Weight: 280 g (half pair, size 42)