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Ultra Raptor Women's

Ultra Raptor Women's

$130.00
The Ultra Raptor Women’s is an all-terrain Mountain Running® shoe perfect for long distance runs on burly trails. A full-length rock guard and an ultra sticky rubber outsole offer maximum protection and stability, while AirMesh uppers keep your feet comfortable and cool.
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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

• Highly compressed EVA Rock Guard protects feet from stone bruises

• Sticky FriXion® XF rubber outsole for impressive grip on rock and great traction on the trail

• Deluxe heel pocket cushioning and reinforcement for a comfortable fit

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 16V
SIZES: 36 - 43 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 10.45 oz (292g)
LAST: Women's Tempo 2
FIT: Medium/Wide
UPPER: AirMesh / Synthetic leather / TPU lacing harness / TPU transkinetic heel stabilizer
LINING: EZ-in™ heel pocket / Wicking mesh
MIDSOLE: MeMlex / Endurance Platform EVA insert / Nylon molded flex transfer shank
SOLE: FriXion® XF with Impact Brake System™ and X-Axis™
DROP: 9mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 45A

 

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

1-10 of 13

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Excellent all around shoe
I bought these shoes a few years ago; same shoe as pictured here but slightly lighter in color -thankfully they are darker in color now and show less dirt! Anyway, I bought the Ultra Raptor to use for hiking and found they are great approach shoes due to their sticky rubber soles. About five months ago I tore my meniscus (and found out I have premature osteoarthritis in the same knee) so I haven't been running until yesterday when I decided to run in the Raptors (for the extra support over my road running shoes) and wow, they were so stable and comfortable I bought a second pair. I run only on canal trails and rail trails and this shoe is far better than any $150 road running shoe I have ever used. Will be running (jogging) in them a few miles a day, three days a week as my regular running shoe. I also use the Trango Plus and the Mythos - since they arrived on the market many years ago. Thank you Sportiva! Another amazing shoe.
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Review by Barbara (Posted on 2/25/2018)
I love these shoes
These are the best shoes! I use them as trail running shoes, hiking shoes, and approach shoes. I have narrow heels that often slip in shoes so that I end up with blisters, but not with these! The sock-like construction and attached tongue holds my foot in place so that the shoes move with my feet. It also keeps my feet from sliding forward and protects my toes on downhills. They have enough cushion to keep my feet from aching on long hikes and the soles grip steep rock very well. The spacious toe box is very nice when my feet swell up on a long day.

I wear them with black superfeet insoles and it is the right amount of support and cushioning for a pronating runner. I also love how light they are.

As approach shoes they work well on steep slab. They don't edge as well as a true approach shoe, and I wouldn't climb in them, but they are so much better for the hike in that they are usually my choice for any approach that doesn't involve hard third class terrain. My biggest complaint about them as approach shoe is that they lack an attachment loop! I gerry-rigged something with skinny webbing but it would be nice if there were something built into the shoe so you don't worry about them coming off your harness.

The mesh keeps your feet cool but also lets in a lot of dust, so be prepared for dirty feet if you're in the desert. I also had the sheath come off a lace (after a fair bit of use, but with life left in the shoes). La Sportiva is sending me a new pair of laces, but it would be nice if they were a little tougher.

Please never stop making these shoes!!!
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Review by Marmot (Posted on 1/23/2018)
GOODTRAIL SHOE BUT NOT FOR WET ROCKY TERRAIN
I bought these after reading the reviews where most people said that the grip was excellent on rock and even wet rock. Unfortunately, I have to say that if offers almost ZERO GRIP on smooth, wet rock, and I might as well have been walking on a bar of soap while out on a hike this morning. So yeah, these are a no no if you're planning to run on a trail with river crossings or even just with rocks that are wet from the rain. It is treacherous!

I do, however, love them on muddy trails. Here is where the traction on this shoe really works. I did not slip at all in them. The sole also offers great support and it's shock absorbing qualities are also very good. I also really like the toe box cause it really protected my toes when going downhill.
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Review by Natasha (Posted on 1/20/2018)
TERRIBLE color.
TERRIBLE color. I don't want to feel like I'm wearing crayons. I returned these and found something I felt good in.
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Review by Caitlyn J (Posted on 1/10/2018)
Comfy but not durable
Mixed feelings about these shoes. I love them, or should I say loved them. They fit perfectly right out of the box and are so comfortable and the soles stick securely to rocky surfaces when I hike or use them as approach shoes for climbing. But they aren't durable. The laces disintegrated in the first year - the sheath separated from the core and made the laces unusable. So I replaced the laces, then one of the tabs that hold the laces in place broke, so I can't lace it tight enough. I'm so bummed because I found these shoes so comfortable, but it's not a good value if they fall apart before their time.
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Review by Jannette (Posted on 11/27/2017)
Great for hiking too!!
I bought these shoes for trail running, after doing a lot of research and comparisons. I have not been able to use them too often for that yet, however I have been working them in at the gym. I also took them on my hike up Angel's Landing in Utah. For this I am so thankful and the quality and grip on the shoes was amazing. I was one of the only people on the hike who was not slipping at all. The shoes gave me an extra sense of security and helped to reduce my fear while doing this more strenuous hike. I would recommend these shoes to anyone and am posting on Instagram about them!
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Review by Madonyag (Posted on 7/1/2017)
Shoe tongue guidance
I do really like the quality and durability of this shoe, but how do you keep the tongue from slipping sideways or down towards the toe box? Every time I run down hill, the tongue slips down to my toe box leaving the top of my foot exposed to the laces, which start grinding into my foot. I had REI relace with a few of their shoe tricks, but the same thing keeps happening. Any suggestions? I so want to race in these, but cannot afford to lose time pulling at my shoes every downhill.
Thank you.
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Review by Zin (Posted on 3/5/2017)
Great fit & style. Love the rugged look yet the comfort and wide toe box
The La Sportiva Ultra Raptor has been a game changer for me on the trails. I am a marathon road runner as well. So for cross training the trails and mountains are were I go. I've tried Brooks (same as road shoes) but found they run a bit slim and don't offer as much support and they feel a little clunky. Then I went to Altras and after a week of those I started having issues withy ankles. One day while shoe shopping (best days ever) someone recommended the Ultra Raptors. I'm in Love and my feet are so happy too. I usually have toe nail issues and with the style of the toe box and fit on this shoe I've had zero issues so far. Thank you for making a great all terrain shoe with a great style. I'm a fan and client for life.
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Review by Veta (Posted on 2/27/2017)
Review for ULTRA RAPTOR WOMEN'S
I adore La Sportiva. Honestly the only shoe in which these quasi runner's feet are happy. I tried Brooks and felt they were too squishy. I found another shoe at Big Peach and bought it but ending up returning the shoes after a couple of weeks. Just felt off and created some pain in the shins. It was like it threw my cadence and stride off. I have a second pair of shoes I keep in the car in case of emergencies, like a pick up run. They are Solomon's Masochists. I like them but really prefer La Sportiva. I mean I always try and grab them when I know it is a run day. I want to be like all the cool kids who are trying the shoes of the moment. Not sure what works for me with these or why. I know I like the rock guard and it fits higher up on the foot/ankle and so feel there is more stability. I have stubbed my toe while wearing the ultra raptors I got and stubbed it but hard. Toe comes out unscathed. Those darn roots! I re-adjust the fit and keep going. Toe doesnt get bruised. The tread on these gives an excellent grip and I feel secure when wet comes up, except for bridges and even then dont sweat it that much. Strikes a perfect balance for me.
Review by Trudy M. - Atlanta, GA (Posted on 5/1/2016)
Review for ULTRA RAPTOR WOMEN'S
After trying on about 15 pairs of different brands, these were the most comfortable by far. I have narrow feet so these didn't come out until the third wave but I'm so glad we threw caution to the wind and tried them anyway! Lacing is snug, good stable platform and the drop that I was looking for. No need for the usual innersole to take up slack. And did I mention comfort?
Review by Doreen F. - Lynn, MA (Posted on 12/16/2013)
Features

• Highly compressed EVA Rock Guard protects feet from stone bruises

• Sticky FriXion® XF rubber outsole for impressive grip on rock and great traction on the trail

• Deluxe heel pocket cushioning and reinforcement for a comfortable fit

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 16V
SIZES: 36 - 43 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 10.45 oz (292g)
LAST: Women's Tempo 2
FIT: Medium/Wide
UPPER: AirMesh / Synthetic leather / TPU lacing harness / TPU transkinetic heel stabilizer
LINING: EZ-in™ heel pocket / Wicking mesh
MIDSOLE: MeMlex / Endurance Platform EVA insert / Nylon molded flex transfer shank
SOLE: FriXion® XF with Impact Brake System™ and X-Axis™
DROP: 9mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 45A

 

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

Reviews

Customer Reviews

1-10 of 13

  1. 1
  2. 2
per page
Excellent all around shoe
I bought these shoes a few years ago; same shoe as pictured here but slightly lighter in color -thankfully they are darker in color now and show less dirt! Anyway, I bought the Ultra Raptor to use for hiking and found they are great approach shoes due to their sticky rubber soles. About five months ago I tore my meniscus (and found out I have premature osteoarthritis in the same knee) so I haven't been running until yesterday when I decided to run in the Raptors (for the extra support over my road running shoes) and wow, they were so stable and comfortable I bought a second pair. I run only on canal trails and rail trails and this shoe is far better than any $150 road running shoe I have ever used. Will be running (jogging) in them a few miles a day, three days a week as my regular running shoe. I also use the Trango Plus and the Mythos - since they arrived on the market many years ago. Thank you Sportiva! Another amazing shoe.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Barbara (Posted on 2/25/2018)
I love these shoes
These are the best shoes! I use them as trail running shoes, hiking shoes, and approach shoes. I have narrow heels that often slip in shoes so that I end up with blisters, but not with these! The sock-like construction and attached tongue holds my foot in place so that the shoes move with my feet. It also keeps my feet from sliding forward and protects my toes on downhills. They have enough cushion to keep my feet from aching on long hikes and the soles grip steep rock very well. The spacious toe box is very nice when my feet swell up on a long day.

I wear them with black superfeet insoles and it is the right amount of support and cushioning for a pronating runner. I also love how light they are.

As approach shoes they work well on steep slab. They don't edge as well as a true approach shoe, and I wouldn't climb in them, but they are so much better for the hike in that they are usually my choice for any approach that doesn't involve hard third class terrain. My biggest complaint about them as approach shoe is that they lack an attachment loop! I gerry-rigged something with skinny webbing but it would be nice if there were something built into the shoe so you don't worry about them coming off your harness.

The mesh keeps your feet cool but also lets in a lot of dust, so be prepared for dirty feet if you're in the desert. I also had the sheath come off a lace (after a fair bit of use, but with life left in the shoes). La Sportiva is sending me a new pair of laces, but it would be nice if they were a little tougher.

Please never stop making these shoes!!!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Marmot (Posted on 1/23/2018)
GOODTRAIL SHOE BUT NOT FOR WET ROCKY TERRAIN
I bought these after reading the reviews where most people said that the grip was excellent on rock and even wet rock. Unfortunately, I have to say that if offers almost ZERO GRIP on smooth, wet rock, and I might as well have been walking on a bar of soap while out on a hike this morning. So yeah, these are a no no if you're planning to run on a trail with river crossings or even just with rocks that are wet from the rain. It is treacherous!

I do, however, love them on muddy trails. Here is where the traction on this shoe really works. I did not slip at all in them. The sole also offers great support and it's shock absorbing qualities are also very good. I also really like the toe box cause it really protected my toes when going downhill.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Natasha (Posted on 1/20/2018)
TERRIBLE color.
TERRIBLE color. I don't want to feel like I'm wearing crayons. I returned these and found something I felt good in.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Caitlyn J (Posted on 1/10/2018)
Comfy but not durable
Mixed feelings about these shoes. I love them, or should I say loved them. They fit perfectly right out of the box and are so comfortable and the soles stick securely to rocky surfaces when I hike or use them as approach shoes for climbing. But they aren't durable. The laces disintegrated in the first year - the sheath separated from the core and made the laces unusable. So I replaced the laces, then one of the tabs that hold the laces in place broke, so I can't lace it tight enough. I'm so bummed because I found these shoes so comfortable, but it's not a good value if they fall apart before their time.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Jannette (Posted on 11/27/2017)
Great for hiking too!!
I bought these shoes for trail running, after doing a lot of research and comparisons. I have not been able to use them too often for that yet, however I have been working them in at the gym. I also took them on my hike up Angel's Landing in Utah. For this I am so thankful and the quality and grip on the shoes was amazing. I was one of the only people on the hike who was not slipping at all. The shoes gave me an extra sense of security and helped to reduce my fear while doing this more strenuous hike. I would recommend these shoes to anyone and am posting on Instagram about them!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Madonyag (Posted on 7/1/2017)
Shoe tongue guidance
I do really like the quality and durability of this shoe, but how do you keep the tongue from slipping sideways or down towards the toe box? Every time I run down hill, the tongue slips down to my toe box leaving the top of my foot exposed to the laces, which start grinding into my foot. I had REI relace with a few of their shoe tricks, but the same thing keeps happening. Any suggestions? I so want to race in these, but cannot afford to lose time pulling at my shoes every downhill.
Thank you.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Zin (Posted on 3/5/2017)
Great fit & style. Love the rugged look yet the comfort and wide toe box
The La Sportiva Ultra Raptor has been a game changer for me on the trails. I am a marathon road runner as well. So for cross training the trails and mountains are were I go. I've tried Brooks (same as road shoes) but found they run a bit slim and don't offer as much support and they feel a little clunky. Then I went to Altras and after a week of those I started having issues withy ankles. One day while shoe shopping (best days ever) someone recommended the Ultra Raptors. I'm in Love and my feet are so happy too. I usually have toe nail issues and with the style of the toe box and fit on this shoe I've had zero issues so far. Thank you for making a great all terrain shoe with a great style. I'm a fan and client for life.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Veta (Posted on 2/27/2017)
Review for ULTRA RAPTOR WOMEN'S
I adore La Sportiva. Honestly the only shoe in which these quasi runner's feet are happy. I tried Brooks and felt they were too squishy. I found another shoe at Big Peach and bought it but ending up returning the shoes after a couple of weeks. Just felt off and created some pain in the shins. It was like it threw my cadence and stride off. I have a second pair of shoes I keep in the car in case of emergencies, like a pick up run. They are Solomon's Masochists. I like them but really prefer La Sportiva. I mean I always try and grab them when I know it is a run day. I want to be like all the cool kids who are trying the shoes of the moment. Not sure what works for me with these or why. I know I like the rock guard and it fits higher up on the foot/ankle and so feel there is more stability. I have stubbed my toe while wearing the ultra raptors I got and stubbed it but hard. Toe comes out unscathed. Those darn roots! I re-adjust the fit and keep going. Toe doesnt get bruised. The tread on these gives an excellent grip and I feel secure when wet comes up, except for bridges and even then dont sweat it that much. Strikes a perfect balance for me.
Review by Trudy M. - Atlanta, GA (Posted on 5/1/2016)
Review for ULTRA RAPTOR WOMEN'S
After trying on about 15 pairs of different brands, these were the most comfortable by far. I have narrow feet so these didn't come out until the third wave but I'm so glad we threw caution to the wind and tried them anyway! Lacing is snug, good stable platform and the drop that I was looking for. No need for the usual innersole to take up slack. And did I mention comfort?
Review by Doreen F. - Lynn, MA (Posted on 12/16/2013)


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