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Akasha Women's

Akasha Women's

$140.00
Highly cushioned and built for long miles, the Akasha Women’s Mountain Running Shoe® combines our Trail Rocker™ sole and STB™ technology to provide protection and grip for your longest runs. Ultra breathable and perfect for higher volume feet, this shoe offers comfort for any distance.
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ADULT FOOTWEAR SIZING CHART

More sizes means a better fit! La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us five extra sizes per size run, which gives you a better fit!
MEN'SEUROPEANWOMEN'S
  33 2.5
  33.5 3
2.5+ 34 3.5
3 34.5 4
3.5 35 4.5
4 35.5 5
4.5 36 5.5
4.5+ 36.5 5.5+
5 37 6
5.5 37.5 6.5
6 38 7
6.5 38.5 7.5
6.5+ 39 7.5+
7 39.5 8
7.5 40 8.5
8 40.5 9
8.5 41 9.5
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+
9 42 10
9.5 42.5 10.5
10 43 11
10.5 43.5 11.5
10.5+ 44 11.5+
11 44.5 12
11.5 45 12.5
12 45.5 13
12.5 46 13.5
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+
13 47 14
13.5 47.5  
14 48  
15 49  
16 50  
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Features

• Trail Rocker™ Outsole Technology promotes a rolling heel-to-toe motion for smooth performance on the trail

• STB™ Technology for amazing support and unencumbered underfoot flex

• ProTechTion™ HF reinforcements provide lightweight flexible protection

AWARDS: Trail Runner - Editors' Choice 2015

 

Akasha Women's - Trail Runner Editors Choice 2015

 

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 26Z
SIZES: 36 - 43 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 9.80 oz (278g)
LAST: Women's Tempo
FIT: Wide
UPPER: AirMesh / PU leather / ProTechTion™ reinforcements / Rubber toe cap
LINING: AirMesh (heel only)
MIDSOLE: Dual-injection shock absorbing MEMlex EVA / Cushion Platform™
SOLE: FriXion® XT / Trail Rocker™ with Impact Brake System™
DROP: 6mm
STACK: Heel - 26mm / Toe - 20mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 30A

 

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VIEW LA SPORTIVA MOUNTAIN RUNNING® SHOE COMPARISON CHART

Reviews

Customer Reviews

2 Item(s)

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Excellent construction, cushion, and support
I trained this summer for a 100k, so these shoes got a lot of miles on them very quickly. Right out of the box I went on a 50k run (I was desperate, and didn't plan ahead as much as I should have!). I had a feeling they would work, and they totally did. The fit was excellent - a great combo of support and cush. A few of my runner friends/sportiva fans think this shoe "too heavy/big/clunky" but that has never even crossed my mind. In contrast to my saucony shoes (that I used interchangeably with these during training and the race) I have an even stronger appreciation for the quality and support. My feet don't even hurt after a 50k-ish distance in these. I have 500+ miles on both these and my Saucony. The Akasha's still feel wonderful, and there are no rips or holes. My Saucony's have three holes in them, on EACH foot. So, there's that :) The construction of this shoe is obviously of a higher quality - and not just in comparison to Saucony.

However, I feel like the price is spendy, and therefore the value isn't a 5-star either (in terms of value being what you get for the cost). I would be OK paying "more" relative to other shoes for these, but there is a line where they become almost outrageously expensive and unaffordable, and I think these shoes are right there (though I will also say, it's not like Sportiva is the only company with the issue). My one other small complaint is that because I tend to land on my forefoot, and I have high arches, and that can create some pain on the ball of my foot. I have to be *very* careful to do more midfoot/heel strike otherwise I will have sharp pains (no matter which shoes I am in - even Hokas). I wish Sportiva would make a shoe that put in a little more forefoot cush. The Akasha's are at the max I believe of all they offer, at 20mm. There is more than enough cush in the heel, but I think a lot of heel striking has been shown to cause other issues, and mid/forefoot is (arguably) better form, so intuitively I would think more cush in that area would be helpful for some runners.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Vanessa (Posted on 11/17/2017)
All around excellent trail shoe! Try the amazing Akasha grip!
I have ran in the Akasha for the past year on varied terrain from dirt roads to technical trails. The Akasha is very stable, has amazing grip and is comfortable on long runs! I ran my first 50 mile trail race in them and my feet were in excellent shape at the finish! They have a moderate, not too high, drop and the cushioning is quite adequate without feeling like you are running on marshmallows. I love these shoes and highly recommend them for any trails!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Vertical Vixen (Posted on 6/4/2017)
Features

• Trail Rocker™ Outsole Technology promotes a rolling heel-to-toe motion for smooth performance on the trail

• STB™ Technology for amazing support and unencumbered underfoot flex

• ProTechTion™ HF reinforcements provide lightweight flexible protection

AWARDS: Trail Runner - Editors' Choice 2015

 

Akasha Women's - Trail Runner Editors Choice 2015

 

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 26Z
SIZES: 36 - 43 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 9.80 oz (278g)
LAST: Women's Tempo
FIT: Wide
UPPER: AirMesh / PU leather / ProTechTion™ reinforcements / Rubber toe cap
LINING: AirMesh (heel only)
MIDSOLE: Dual-injection shock absorbing MEMlex EVA / Cushion Platform™
SOLE: FriXion® XT / Trail Rocker™ with Impact Brake System™
DROP: 6mm
STACK: Heel - 26mm / Toe - 20mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 30A

 

VIEW LA SPORTIVA MOUNTAIN RUNNING® SHOE QUICK COMPARISON GRAPH
VIEW LA SPORTIVA MOUNTAIN RUNNING® SHOE COMPARISON CHART

Reviews

Customer Reviews

2 Item(s)

per page
Excellent construction, cushion, and support
I trained this summer for a 100k, so these shoes got a lot of miles on them very quickly. Right out of the box I went on a 50k run (I was desperate, and didn't plan ahead as much as I should have!). I had a feeling they would work, and they totally did. The fit was excellent - a great combo of support and cush. A few of my runner friends/sportiva fans think this shoe "too heavy/big/clunky" but that has never even crossed my mind. In contrast to my saucony shoes (that I used interchangeably with these during training and the race) I have an even stronger appreciation for the quality and support. My feet don't even hurt after a 50k-ish distance in these. I have 500+ miles on both these and my Saucony. The Akasha's still feel wonderful, and there are no rips or holes. My Saucony's have three holes in them, on EACH foot. So, there's that :) The construction of this shoe is obviously of a higher quality - and not just in comparison to Saucony.

However, I feel like the price is spendy, and therefore the value isn't a 5-star either (in terms of value being what you get for the cost). I would be OK paying "more" relative to other shoes for these, but there is a line where they become almost outrageously expensive and unaffordable, and I think these shoes are right there (though I will also say, it's not like Sportiva is the only company with the issue). My one other small complaint is that because I tend to land on my forefoot, and I have high arches, and that can create some pain on the ball of my foot. I have to be *very* careful to do more midfoot/heel strike otherwise I will have sharp pains (no matter which shoes I am in - even Hokas). I wish Sportiva would make a shoe that put in a little more forefoot cush. The Akasha's are at the max I believe of all they offer, at 20mm. There is more than enough cush in the heel, but I think a lot of heel striking has been shown to cause other issues, and mid/forefoot is (arguably) better form, so intuitively I would think more cush in that area would be helpful for some runners.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Vanessa (Posted on 11/17/2017)
All around excellent trail shoe! Try the amazing Akasha grip!
I have ran in the Akasha for the past year on varied terrain from dirt roads to technical trails. The Akasha is very stable, has amazing grip and is comfortable on long runs! I ran my first 50 mile trail race in them and my feet were in excellent shape at the finish! They have a moderate, not too high, drop and the cushioning is quite adequate without feeling like you are running on marshmallows. I love these shoes and highly recommend them for any trails!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Vertical Vixen (Posted on 6/4/2017)