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Bushido Women's

Bushido Women's

$130.00
Neutral, stable, lightweight, sticky and aggressive; the Bushido Women's Mountain Running® shoe is designed for unbeatable performance on technical terrain.
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Features

With performance driven design, the Bushido Women's is perfect for technical terrain and provides added stability over stones, roots and branches on the trail. The "STB Control" construction utilizes a TPU frame that wraps under foot to provide maximum stability, responsiveness, and reduce overall weight.

 

• Internal slip-on construction fits the foot like a sock without causing excessive pressure

• Outsole lugs have rounded edges and wrap over the midsole to provide added traction and enhance stability on off-camber terrain

AWARDS: Trail Runner - Editors' Choice, Outdoor Gear Lab - Editors' Choice 2016

 

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Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 26L
SIZES: 36 - 43 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 8.80 oz (248g)
LAST: Women's Racing Lite Ergo
FIT: Performance
UPPER: AirMesh / Thermal adhesive microfiber / High frequency welded ripstop / TPU toe cap
LINING: Mesh / Highly breathable lateral mesh inserts / Stretch AirMesh (in tongue)
MIDSOLE: Compression molded MEMlex / 1.5mm dual-density compressed EVA rock guard in forefoot / TPU Shank
SOLE: Dual-Density FriXion® XT V-Groove™ with Impact Brake System™
DROP: 6mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 32A

 

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

1-10 of 19

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Multi functional bliss
I’m on my fourth pair. Need I say more. Do wish the original colors were available again. I use my old pair(s) around Boulder and I get comments on them all the time. “Best looking runners, where did you get them?” I unfortunately have to respond, “ La Sportiva doesn’t make this color anymore!” I’ll settle for the new color options because they are really a fabulous fit.
Quality
Price
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Review by Sunrise (Posted on 1/16/2019)
Great all around shoe!
I've had this style for years and finally need to replace -- So glad La Sportive still makes them. I have a narrow heel and they don't slip, yet there's ample toe box room so your toes aren't squished. I feel that my foot is stable no matter if I'm running down a trail or going to the store. :) I wear them all the time!
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Price
Value
Review by ElleK (Posted on 1/15/2019)
Once you go Bushido, you never go back.
I first used my the Bushido during a Ragnar Relay race in 2016, at night, in the rain, 14 miles of mud. It was also, my first time wearing them. WOW! No break-in period, no slips. After I fell in love with them I ordered 3 more pairs for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2017. 3 pairs, over 2,200 miles hiked. I got between 700-800 miles out of each pair. I never got blisters.

Since then I have purchased 3 more pairs of Bushidos. That's how much I love them, 6 pairs of Bushidos in less than 2 years.

They are so comfortable I wish La Sportive made a road version of the shoe (It doesn't stop me from wearing them road running though!). That's right, even with minimal cushioning they're still comfortable on pavement.

I don't know if I'll ever buy another trail runner ever again. I recommend these to anyone looking for a durable, comfortable, light, trail runner.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Chimes (Posted on 8/1/2018)
Very Hearty
This shoe has a reputation amongst my friends for lasting over 2,000 miles. It's indomitable. That being said, the forefoot is pretty sturdy, almost to the point of being hard. If you have metatarsalgia problems ever, I recommend getting the Mutant over the Bushido. I hear they're coming out with a new Bushido II in 2019 that has a softer foreground. I'm super excited for that because this is such a perfect, all-around trail shoe.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by ClareG (Posted on 7/31/2018)
Great for narrow feet
I absolutely LOVE this shoe - I won't run in anything else. I have a narrow foot, so it took me a while to find a shoe that doesn't rub and destroy my heels. Recently I have started wearing this shoe on day hikes and I've been super happy with the grip and the protection so far.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by JG (Posted on 2/9/2018)
Love 'em!
I love these shoes - glad they have a new color to add to my collection. They are super comfortable and supportive. Of course, they will allow your feet to get wet, or sand may get in - they are not GTX (as a comment to a previous reviewer). The fact that they are breathable make them super versatile for year-round use in dry weather. I wear my GTX runners for those wet days.
Sportiva shoes just keep getting better. Thanks for the great shoes!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by CeliaB (Posted on 2/9/2018)
Absolutely LOVE these shoes!
Absolutely LOVE these shoes! I have the 2016's and they fit perfect from day one. I like a more aggressive trail running shoe but have to have the support as I fight plantar fasciitis if I wear the wrong shoes. This helped support my foot as it needed! I wear these shoes everywhere and all day long along with cross training and running. Definitely purchasing again. Totally worth the money.

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Price
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Review by Kelsey H (Posted on 11/10/2017)
Not for wet or sandy conditions
This is my second pair of La Sportiva shoes, first Bushidos (also have some hiking boots). I was pleased with the fit in the store, as my heel is narrow and most shoes allow it to slip up. As is my usual practice, I sprayed the new shoes with waterproofing spray before using. I hike a lot in a desert canyon where sometimes I have to splash through water; to my dismay water seeped in through the uppers. In the dry washes, I noticed an usual amount of sand getting inside the shoe. Upon closer inspection I realized the mesh on the upper is quite open, allowing water and fine sand to seep in. Unfortunately, after just a few wearings, they are just not acceptable. Will have to donate them and go shopping again.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Em W (Posted on 10/28/2017)
Love! Can we get a new color please!?!
I LOVE this shoe! I run, hike, and guide in the Sierra and wear this shoe for everything. Lightweight, comfortable, with great traction.

When do we get a new color? I loved brighter version. Can we get some red? pink? Seriously. I have 3 pairs and they are worn to the ground and I'm desperate for another pair.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Elspeth Mann (Posted on 7/7/2017)
2017 model totally inferior quality to previous model!
I bought my first pair of Bushidos in the summer 2015 and absolutely loved them. I hiked and ran hundreds of miles in them. Light weight, low drop, with great ankle support, I found them perfect for the trail, grippy on all types of rocky terrains. Great for wet conditions, they dried out quickly. I and bought the same pair in 2016 and thought finally I've found my perfect running shoe.
But what happened to the 2017 model???!!!
I wore my new 2017 model last weekend, this is not the same shoe!!! Such a disappointment! Firstly, the sole does not have a reliable grip on wet terrain. The mint green edging is a harder rubber than on the prior model and SLIPPERY on wet rocks!! Also, this shoe is heavier and chunkier, more of a hiking shoe / less of a running shoe.... The toe spring is more pronounced and there's a much less flexible midsole. For trail runners who are leaning towards a more minamilist shoe, but still want good stability, the 2016 model was perfect.
Why, La Sportive could you not have let it be???
Can someone let me know if / where I can purchase the 2016 model?

Quality
Price
Value
Review by Hilary Mone (Posted on 6/28/2017)
Features

With performance driven design, the Bushido Women's is perfect for technical terrain and provides added stability over stones, roots and branches on the trail. The "STB Control" construction utilizes a TPU frame that wraps under foot to provide maximum stability, responsiveness, and reduce overall weight.

 

• Internal slip-on construction fits the foot like a sock without causing excessive pressure

• Outsole lugs have rounded edges and wrap over the midsole to provide added traction and enhance stability on off-camber terrain

AWARDS: Trail Runner - Editors' Choice, Outdoor Gear Lab - Editors' Choice 2016

 

Bushido Women's Awards

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 26L
SIZES: 36 - 43 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 8.80 oz (248g)
LAST: Women's Racing Lite Ergo
FIT: Performance
UPPER: AirMesh / Thermal adhesive microfiber / High frequency welded ripstop / TPU toe cap
LINING: Mesh / Highly breathable lateral mesh inserts / Stretch AirMesh (in tongue)
MIDSOLE: Compression molded MEMlex / 1.5mm dual-density compressed EVA rock guard in forefoot / TPU Shank
SOLE: Dual-Density FriXion® XT V-Groove™ with Impact Brake System™
DROP: 6mm
CUSHIONING: Midsole - 32A

 

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

Reviews

Customer Reviews

1-10 of 19

  1. 1
  2. 2
per page
Multi functional bliss
I’m on my fourth pair. Need I say more. Do wish the original colors were available again. I use my old pair(s) around Boulder and I get comments on them all the time. “Best looking runners, where did you get them?” I unfortunately have to respond, “ La Sportiva doesn’t make this color anymore!” I’ll settle for the new color options because they are really a fabulous fit.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Sunrise (Posted on 1/16/2019)
Great all around shoe!
I've had this style for years and finally need to replace -- So glad La Sportive still makes them. I have a narrow heel and they don't slip, yet there's ample toe box room so your toes aren't squished. I feel that my foot is stable no matter if I'm running down a trail or going to the store. :) I wear them all the time!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by ElleK (Posted on 1/15/2019)
Once you go Bushido, you never go back.
I first used my the Bushido during a Ragnar Relay race in 2016, at night, in the rain, 14 miles of mud. It was also, my first time wearing them. WOW! No break-in period, no slips. After I fell in love with them I ordered 3 more pairs for my Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2017. 3 pairs, over 2,200 miles hiked. I got between 700-800 miles out of each pair. I never got blisters.

Since then I have purchased 3 more pairs of Bushidos. That's how much I love them, 6 pairs of Bushidos in less than 2 years.

They are so comfortable I wish La Sportive made a road version of the shoe (It doesn't stop me from wearing them road running though!). That's right, even with minimal cushioning they're still comfortable on pavement.

I don't know if I'll ever buy another trail runner ever again. I recommend these to anyone looking for a durable, comfortable, light, trail runner.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Chimes (Posted on 8/1/2018)
Very Hearty
This shoe has a reputation amongst my friends for lasting over 2,000 miles. It's indomitable. That being said, the forefoot is pretty sturdy, almost to the point of being hard. If you have metatarsalgia problems ever, I recommend getting the Mutant over the Bushido. I hear they're coming out with a new Bushido II in 2019 that has a softer foreground. I'm super excited for that because this is such a perfect, all-around trail shoe.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by ClareG (Posted on 7/31/2018)
Great for narrow feet
I absolutely LOVE this shoe - I won't run in anything else. I have a narrow foot, so it took me a while to find a shoe that doesn't rub and destroy my heels. Recently I have started wearing this shoe on day hikes and I've been super happy with the grip and the protection so far.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by JG (Posted on 2/9/2018)
Love 'em!
I love these shoes - glad they have a new color to add to my collection. They are super comfortable and supportive. Of course, they will allow your feet to get wet, or sand may get in - they are not GTX (as a comment to a previous reviewer). The fact that they are breathable make them super versatile for year-round use in dry weather. I wear my GTX runners for those wet days.
Sportiva shoes just keep getting better. Thanks for the great shoes!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by CeliaB (Posted on 2/9/2018)
Absolutely LOVE these shoes!
Absolutely LOVE these shoes! I have the 2016's and they fit perfect from day one. I like a more aggressive trail running shoe but have to have the support as I fight plantar fasciitis if I wear the wrong shoes. This helped support my foot as it needed! I wear these shoes everywhere and all day long along with cross training and running. Definitely purchasing again. Totally worth the money.

Quality
Price
Value
Review by Kelsey H (Posted on 11/10/2017)
Not for wet or sandy conditions
This is my second pair of La Sportiva shoes, first Bushidos (also have some hiking boots). I was pleased with the fit in the store, as my heel is narrow and most shoes allow it to slip up. As is my usual practice, I sprayed the new shoes with waterproofing spray before using. I hike a lot in a desert canyon where sometimes I have to splash through water; to my dismay water seeped in through the uppers. In the dry washes, I noticed an usual amount of sand getting inside the shoe. Upon closer inspection I realized the mesh on the upper is quite open, allowing water and fine sand to seep in. Unfortunately, after just a few wearings, they are just not acceptable. Will have to donate them and go shopping again.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Em W (Posted on 10/28/2017)
Love! Can we get a new color please!?!
I LOVE this shoe! I run, hike, and guide in the Sierra and wear this shoe for everything. Lightweight, comfortable, with great traction.

When do we get a new color? I loved brighter version. Can we get some red? pink? Seriously. I have 3 pairs and they are worn to the ground and I'm desperate for another pair.
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Elspeth Mann (Posted on 7/7/2017)
2017 model totally inferior quality to previous model!
I bought my first pair of Bushidos in the summer 2015 and absolutely loved them. I hiked and ran hundreds of miles in them. Light weight, low drop, with great ankle support, I found them perfect for the trail, grippy on all types of rocky terrains. Great for wet conditions, they dried out quickly. I and bought the same pair in 2016 and thought finally I've found my perfect running shoe.
But what happened to the 2017 model???!!!
I wore my new 2017 model last weekend, this is not the same shoe!!! Such a disappointment! Firstly, the sole does not have a reliable grip on wet terrain. The mint green edging is a harder rubber than on the prior model and SLIPPERY on wet rocks!! Also, this shoe is heavier and chunkier, more of a hiking shoe / less of a running shoe.... The toe spring is more pronounced and there's a much less flexible midsole. For trail runners who are leaning towards a more minamilist shoe, but still want good stability, the 2016 model was perfect.
Why, La Sportive could you not have let it be???
Can someone let me know if / where I can purchase the 2016 model?

Quality
Price
Value
Review by Hilary Mone (Posted on 6/28/2017)


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