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25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER WITH CODE 25NOV17

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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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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

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

 

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

1-10 of 13

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  2. 2
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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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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.
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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?

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Price
Value
Review by Hilary Mone (Posted on 6/28/2017)
Great durability, comfort, and tactile response...best shoes ever!
These are the best all around shoes that I have ever owned! I am a rock-climber, caver, backpacker, and trail runner as well as a product development engineer for Sterling Rope Co Inc. I wear these shoes for running, approaches, and walking around town...pretty much everything except on really steep terrain and in caves. I've used them to backpack the Sierra High Route, caving expeditions, and getting to crags. The only issue I have noticed is stitching blowing out, but this is minor and pretty hard to design against. I have tried a number of other trail runners including Montrail's Mountain Masochist and Treksta's SYNC. The Masochists held up okay, but the side webbing pressed on the 5th Metatarsal in a painful way (though I have broken both feet and had multiple surgeries, so this probably won't be an issue for others) and didn't have very good tactile response on loose terrain. The SYNCs were very comfortable, fit well, and very stable on loose terrain, but not very durable...I was having to duct tape some of the mesh after two weeks of backpacking. Of course, part of the problem could be the terrain I am trying to wear trail runners on. The Bushido's performed well in all conditions and met all criteria that I mentioned having issues with above! Additionally, the toe box is a great shape/size. Please don't change the design of these!!!
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Price
Value
Review by Sara F. (Posted on 4/1/2017)
Awesome all-around shoe. Get em!
Broke these in while running a half marathon (with no issues whatsoever), so I think I can honestly say that these were comfortable right out of the box. The bottoms of these shoes are super grippy and I felt confident stomping through mud and pounding slick pavement. Usually it's a little difficult finding hiking/running shoes wide enough for my feet, but the wide toe box kept my piggies happy. Looking forward to going on some gnarly hikes with them!
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Review by Diane H (Posted on 3/29/2017)
My favorite shoe
I wear this shoe everyday. I have 3 pair. It hugs my foot, and feels supportive. I love them!
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Review by Honeyb (Posted on 11/23/2016)
My fave
Love this shoe! Comfy and versatile!
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Review by BushidoJunkie (Posted on 9/13/2016)
Review for BUSHIDO WOMEN'S
Took these out on a 10 mile hike up in the White Mountains in NH. I couldn't be happier. These shoes were light weight, comfortable (no blisters) and very sticky. It had a solid grip on the slippery wet rocks during our descent and I didn't think twice about my footing. Great toe box, especially for a light trail runner. I needed a trail runner that was durable enough for rough terrain and long distances and the Bushido's were able to withstand that!
Review by Nicole - Boston, MA (Posted on 11/12/2015)
Review for BUSHIDO WOMEN'S
Love these shoes! Never wore a trail runner before. On the road I wear a lightweight, flexible shoes. I found the Bushido to be flexible where they need to be (at the metatarsal plange joints) and very stable and supportive in the rest of the shoe. They are light, very comfortable and fit perfectly. I was most impressed by the traction going up and down hills. No fear of falling or slipping and I can just fly up the trail hills now. I wore them today in the packed snow/ice on a trail and it made winter running something to look forward to. Used them last week on the trail (no snow then) and they were still great. So happy with them. I want to wear them all the time.
Review by Linda H. - West Newbury, MA (Posted on 3/5/2015)
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 13

  1. 1
  2. 2
per page
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)
Great durability, comfort, and tactile response...best shoes ever!
These are the best all around shoes that I have ever owned! I am a rock-climber, caver, backpacker, and trail runner as well as a product development engineer for Sterling Rope Co Inc. I wear these shoes for running, approaches, and walking around town...pretty much everything except on really steep terrain and in caves. I've used them to backpack the Sierra High Route, caving expeditions, and getting to crags. The only issue I have noticed is stitching blowing out, but this is minor and pretty hard to design against. I have tried a number of other trail runners including Montrail's Mountain Masochist and Treksta's SYNC. The Masochists held up okay, but the side webbing pressed on the 5th Metatarsal in a painful way (though I have broken both feet and had multiple surgeries, so this probably won't be an issue for others) and didn't have very good tactile response on loose terrain. The SYNCs were very comfortable, fit well, and very stable on loose terrain, but not very durable...I was having to duct tape some of the mesh after two weeks of backpacking. Of course, part of the problem could be the terrain I am trying to wear trail runners on. The Bushido's performed well in all conditions and met all criteria that I mentioned having issues with above! Additionally, the toe box is a great shape/size. Please don't change the design of these!!!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Sara F. (Posted on 4/1/2017)
Awesome all-around shoe. Get em!
Broke these in while running a half marathon (with no issues whatsoever), so I think I can honestly say that these were comfortable right out of the box. The bottoms of these shoes are super grippy and I felt confident stomping through mud and pounding slick pavement. Usually it's a little difficult finding hiking/running shoes wide enough for my feet, but the wide toe box kept my piggies happy. Looking forward to going on some gnarly hikes with them!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Diane H (Posted on 3/29/2017)
My favorite shoe
I wear this shoe everyday. I have 3 pair. It hugs my foot, and feels supportive. I love them!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by Honeyb (Posted on 11/23/2016)
My fave
Love this shoe! Comfy and versatile!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by BushidoJunkie (Posted on 9/13/2016)
Review for BUSHIDO WOMEN'S
Took these out on a 10 mile hike up in the White Mountains in NH. I couldn't be happier. These shoes were light weight, comfortable (no blisters) and very sticky. It had a solid grip on the slippery wet rocks during our descent and I didn't think twice about my footing. Great toe box, especially for a light trail runner. I needed a trail runner that was durable enough for rough terrain and long distances and the Bushido's were able to withstand that!
Review by Nicole - Boston, MA (Posted on 11/12/2015)
Review for BUSHIDO WOMEN'S
Love these shoes! Never wore a trail runner before. On the road I wear a lightweight, flexible shoes. I found the Bushido to be flexible where they need to be (at the metatarsal plange joints) and very stable and supportive in the rest of the shoe. They are light, very comfortable and fit perfectly. I was most impressed by the traction going up and down hills. No fear of falling or slipping and I can just fly up the trail hills now. I wore them today in the packed snow/ice on a trail and it made winter running something to look forward to. Used them last week on the trail (no snow then) and they were still great. So happy with them. I want to wear them all the time.
Review by Linda H. - West Newbury, MA (Posted on 3/5/2015)

 

25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER WITH CODE 25NOV17

La Sportiva NA will be closed 11/23/17 - 11/26/17. No items will ship during this time.