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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 15

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SOOOO COMFORTABLE
I do a lot of walking on concrete floors while delivering loads. I am always searching for comfortable shoes. These shoes were comfortable right out of the box. I love the arch support and the fact that my feet & legs were not fatigued at the end of my 12+ hr days. I am new to this brand and ordered 2 different styles without ever trying them on prior - fit was great. This will not be my last purchase.
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Review by Lady Trucker (Posted on 1/26/2019)
Great Support
These trail runners are everything I am looking for. Rugged for rough terrain, grips well on wet rocks and mud, cushions for rocks and roots, great lateral and arch support. I used them for trail running and light hiking. If you like a soft, flexible trail runner, these aren't for you. I work in an outdoor shop at the entrance to a national forest and have had many happy customers who are using them as a light hiker and approach shoe as well as rugged trail runners. I found I need a half size larger than some of my other la sportivas. I have spurs on my heals and these fit well, toe box is roomy without being too big. I do have issues with lacing as others have mentioned, the tongue slides and sometimes I need to readjust mid run. Since I blew out my old ones backpacking (not recommended), I'm ordering my second pair today!
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Review by Gnomelle (Posted on 12/27/2018)
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)
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 15

  1. 1
  2. 2
per page
SOOOO COMFORTABLE
I do a lot of walking on concrete floors while delivering loads. I am always searching for comfortable shoes. These shoes were comfortable right out of the box. I love the arch support and the fact that my feet & legs were not fatigued at the end of my 12+ hr days. I am new to this brand and ordered 2 different styles without ever trying them on prior - fit was great. This will not be my last purchase.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Lady Trucker (Posted on 1/26/2019)
Great Support
These trail runners are everything I am looking for. Rugged for rough terrain, grips well on wet rocks and mud, cushions for rocks and roots, great lateral and arch support. I used them for trail running and light hiking. If you like a soft, flexible trail runner, these aren't for you. I work in an outdoor shop at the entrance to a national forest and have had many happy customers who are using them as a light hiker and approach shoe as well as rugged trail runners. I found I need a half size larger than some of my other la sportivas. I have spurs on my heals and these fit well, toe box is roomy without being too big. I do have issues with lacing as others have mentioned, the tongue slides and sometimes I need to readjust mid run. Since I blew out my old ones backpacking (not recommended), I'm ordering my second pair today!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Gnomelle (Posted on 12/27/2018)
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)

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