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VK

VK

$135.00
The VK is a Mountain Running® Shoe created specifically for Vertical Kilometer endeavors. This shoe was designed in collaboration with the VK world record holder - La Sportiva Mountain Running® athlete Urban Zemmer.
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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

• Sock-Like™ Technology provides a precise fitting upper via a seamless knitted fabric with differentiated stretch zones

• Integrated asymmetric Ghost-Stream™ lacing system which is both structural and keeps the shoe snugly in place on your foot

• Lightweight rubber sole is only on the forefoot with an integrated rock guard

• Non-slip microfiber rear spoiler makes getting the shoes on/off quicker and easier

• Protective TPU toe cap

• Cut-to-fit lacing for a custom fit and weight saving

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 36O
SIZES: 38 – 47 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 6.90 oz (198g)
LAST: Race
FIT: Medium
UPPER: Sock-LIke™ Compression / Differentiated stretch zones / Thermo-adhesive stabilizer panels / TPU toe cap
LINING: Lycra and microfiber
MIDSOLE: Compression molded MEMlex / 1.5mm dual-density compressed EVA rock guard in forefoot / Insole incorporated into upper
SOLE: FriXion® XF 2.0
DROP: 4mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 35A

Reviews

Customer Reviews

3 Item(s)

per page
Way too small!!
These shoe might be amazing but they run so small that they now sit I’m the closet. Tried enough runs in them that they cannot be returned. Run at least a full size small and narrow
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Benjamin (Posted on 1/18/2019)
Decent shoes for less technical terrain
I bought these shoes about 1 month ago, and I've been running about 25-30 miles each week. I purchased the VKs for use as minimalist trail running shoes since I love the quality of La Sportiva gear in general, and the heel-to-toe drop is 4mm vs 8mm for the Unika (and larger drop for all other La Sportiva models...). The main issue I've encountered with these shoes is that the lugs on the forefoot are beginning to come off already and some of the rubber/plastic around the lace eyelets is breaking. I think these issues were addressed in the Unika model, but the heel-to-toe drop is a bit too large for my tastes. Rant - since it is well known that heel striking is terrible for our knees and hips, I'm not sure why companies keep making shoes with large heel drops, which obviously makes it less easy to avoid heel strikes, especially while running long distances. If La Sportiva could make a shoe like the Unika, but reduce the heel-to-toe drop to 4mm or less, then I'd buy a pair immediately.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Nick (Posted on 9/20/2018)
Mixed feelings
The shoe is strange - looks like it designed to be worn without socks, which also means that it should be replaced every 3-4 months.
Very minimalist, almost too purpose built.
Also runs small. A good size small. Plan accordingly.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Eugene (Posted on 4/20/2018)
Features

• Sock-Like™ Technology provides a precise fitting upper via a seamless knitted fabric with differentiated stretch zones

• Integrated asymmetric Ghost-Stream™ lacing system which is both structural and keeps the shoe snugly in place on your foot

• Lightweight rubber sole is only on the forefoot with an integrated rock guard

• Non-slip microfiber rear spoiler makes getting the shoes on/off quicker and easier

• Protective TPU toe cap

• Cut-to-fit lacing for a custom fit and weight saving

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 36O
SIZES: 38 – 47 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 6.90 oz (198g)
LAST: Race
FIT: Medium
UPPER: Sock-LIke™ Compression / Differentiated stretch zones / Thermo-adhesive stabilizer panels / TPU toe cap
LINING: Lycra and microfiber
MIDSOLE: Compression molded MEMlex / 1.5mm dual-density compressed EVA rock guard in forefoot / Insole incorporated into upper
SOLE: FriXion® XF 2.0
DROP: 4mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 35A

Reviews

Customer Reviews

3 Item(s)

per page
Way too small!!
These shoe might be amazing but they run so small that they now sit I’m the closet. Tried enough runs in them that they cannot be returned. Run at least a full size small and narrow
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Benjamin (Posted on 1/18/2019)
Decent shoes for less technical terrain
I bought these shoes about 1 month ago, and I've been running about 25-30 miles each week. I purchased the VKs for use as minimalist trail running shoes since I love the quality of La Sportiva gear in general, and the heel-to-toe drop is 4mm vs 8mm for the Unika (and larger drop for all other La Sportiva models...). The main issue I've encountered with these shoes is that the lugs on the forefoot are beginning to come off already and some of the rubber/plastic around the lace eyelets is breaking. I think these issues were addressed in the Unika model, but the heel-to-toe drop is a bit too large for my tastes. Rant - since it is well known that heel striking is terrible for our knees and hips, I'm not sure why companies keep making shoes with large heel drops, which obviously makes it less easy to avoid heel strikes, especially while running long distances. If La Sportiva could make a shoe like the Unika, but reduce the heel-to-toe drop to 4mm or less, then I'd buy a pair immediately.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Nick (Posted on 9/20/2018)
Mixed feelings
The shoe is strange - looks like it designed to be worn without socks, which also means that it should be replaced every 3-4 months.
Very minimalist, almost too purpose built.
Also runs small. A good size small. Plan accordingly.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Eugene (Posted on 4/20/2018)


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