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Item # LSP000E

A trail-fighting shoe for your trail-warrior ways.

Supported by the La Sportiva Women's Bushido Trail Running Shoe, you are the ultimate modern woods warrior. You rip off 7-minute miles when trouncing technical terrain. This shoe grinds over jagged shards of boulders and hugs your foot so the only slipping you encounter is from a bit of spilled milk in the kitchen before your run. The unique lug design means every step you take moves you in the right direction with nary a hint of slippage.
A refreshing blend of air mesh, thermal microfiber, and gnarly ripstop make the upper a breath-giving experience. The TPU toe cap protects your digits from damaging encounters with brutal trail trash. STB Control construction wraps a TPU frame around your upper foot, creating sensational synergy between the midsole and the top of the shoe. This design firmly holds your foot in place for sure-footed stepping when you're tackling a steep mountain path. The compression-molded, dual-density EVA midsole softens the ride without interfering with ground communication.
The minimal 14.5mm stack height keeps your foot close to the earth, and a 6mm drop doesn't leave you tip-toeing above the tree line. Up front, a rock guard stands at attention to protect your foot from bruising tree limbs. The FriXion XT outsole redefines sticky grip. The Impact Brake System takes the grabby rubber and turns it into rounded lugs rising up and around the midsole. Friction increases on inclines, and your foot maintains continual contact with the ground.

  • Air mesh, microfiber, and ripstop upper
  • STB control construction (TPU frame on upper)
  • Mesh lining
  • Compression molded MEMIex EVA midsole
  • Dual-density compressed EVA forefoot rock guard
  • TPU shank, TPU toe cap
  • 14.5mm stack height, 6mm drop
  • Impact Brake System
  • FriXion XT V-Groove 2 sole

Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Air Mesh, microfiber, ripstop
Lining:
mesh
Closure:
laces
Last:
Racing Lite Ergo
Midsole:
dual-density MEMlex, RockGuard, TPU shank
Sole:
FriXion XT V-Groove2 with Impact Brake System
Heel / Forefoot Height:
14.5 / 8.5 mm
Drop:
6 mm
Claimed Weight:
[single] 8.04 oz
Recommended Use:
trail running
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

La Sportiva

Footwear
US MENEUUS WOMENMONDO
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 24
6.5+ 39 7.5+  
7 39.5 8 24.5
7.5 40 8.5 25
8 40.5 9 25.5
8.5 41 9.5 26
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+  
9 42 10 26.5
9.5 42.5 10.5 27
10 43 11 27.5
10.5 43.5 11.5 28
10.5+ 44 11.5+  
11 44.5 12 28.5
11.5 45   29
12 45.5   29.5
12.5 46   30
12.5+ 46.5   
13 47   30.5
13.5 47.5   31
Note: La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us four extra sizes per size run which gives you a better fit!

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Unparalleled trail shoe

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

OK, only kind of true. The La Sportiva Akasha definitely parallels this shoe. The Bushido is light (fairly), gripy, responsive, and extremely well built. I've used them on everything from east coast granite to PNW pine needles and they have not slipped.

They do run ever so slightly small in the toe box (or I just have fat feet!) but their quarter sizing, available in some stores, should solve that problem for most. In comparison to the Akashas they are slightly less padded. So I typically will use these in short to mid-length runs but favor the more cushy Akashas for longer, less forgiving outings.

Great Shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

I bought these shoes for my wife to use as an every day hiking shoe. Not only to they fit and look great, but my wife can't stop mentioning how comfortable they are. She loves the traction and has said they are like no other shoe she has had in the past. It seems they fit my wife a little large, she usually wears a size 7 and she had to size up to a 7.5.

Amazing fit and durability!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 38

I bought these shoes when my friend convinced me to do the Snowbird Discrete Peak Series race - 8 miles out and back, 3600 feet of elevation gain/loss. I checked out the Solomon Speedcross shoes but they did not fit right on me and just seemed very clunky. These babies fit like a glove and felt comfortable the moment I put them on! Not only that, they offer enough protection on the sole and toe to avoid injury, but are still pretty minimalist. The inner 'half sock' keeps your foot feeling super secure, but isn't the slightest bit uncomfortable.

The day of my race, there was sun, rain, snow, and hail, and we ran on everything from dirt and thick mud to solid granite and large, loose rocks. These shoes never lost traction and gave me so much control. Even with only 2 weeks of training, I managed to take 3rd in my division, and I guarantee I wouldn't have done it without these shoes!

I now live in Arizona and go trail running and hiking on the sharp, jagged rocks here about 3 times a week. The breathability is great for those 100 degree days when you don't want anything more than you need. The traction on these is finally wearing out after a year of use and abuse. I just bought my 2nd pair, and I guarantee that I'll buy a 3rd and a 4th because these are just a great pair of shoes, and well worth the money! BUYYY THEMMM!!!

Amazing fit and durability!

They do everything

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

If you're looking for an all-around hiking and trail running shoe, these are it! I got tired of stomping around in clunky boots for day hikes right around the time my current pair of trail runners needed replacing, and bought these hoping they'd work for both. They've exceeded my expectations so far, and every time I wear them they fit better around my feet. They're a lot more supportive on runs than the Altra Superior I was running in, but they're light enough not to feel clunky or slow me down on technical trails (love the 6mm drop). I've worn them for shorter hikes so far, just up to 8 miles or so, but I wouldn't hesitate to take them on something longer.

I do agree with other reviewers that they run on the smaller side, and compared to an Altra, they're noticeably narrower in the toe box, but they're amazingly streamlined through the instep and around the heel. I'm usually caught in between a 7 and 7.5 in running shoes, and these are no exception. The 7 makes me sometimes wish my toes had a bit more space, but not so much that I'm uncomfortable. If you're in between 2 sizes and have a wider forefoot, I'd size up.

The All-Mountain Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 39.5

Reserve your heavy hiking boots for the multi-day heavy backpacking trips. These are your new mountain shoes. No seriously. Light, breathable, and sticky. I was so excited to pull these out of the box and hike 7 miles right off the bat. 2700 feet elevation gain and super rocky terrain. Not only did these shoes hold up, there was no break-in, no rubbing, no blisters. Nothing. Just solid and comfortable. They do run a bit small. I wear a 7.5 and ordered these in 39.5 (US 8)

Best hiking/ running shoe I've ever owned. 5 Stars!

PS: I compared these to salmon crosstrek in the store, these were definitely more comfortable and should hold up better than the crosstrek.

Versatile trail shoes

    I've been on the hunt for a new trail running and light hiking show for a while now and I'm happy my search ended with the Bushido. I love the style and colors - super low profile, get lots of compliments of these. They're also really comfortable, the tongue is nice and soft and doesn't rub. The tread is sturdy and prevents slipping on gravel when trail running. The fabric is breathable and quick drying as well. The sizing was hard to get right, tried to order a little down and they were too small. Ended up with a 39 and I'm normally a 7.5 in running shoes.

    Trail runners for sure.... hikers? TBD :

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size

    PHOTO: Wildcat 3 on the left, Bushido on the right.

    I've always hiked in boots, but my cousin did the PCT in trail runners... so I wanted to give these a try. I also tried the LaSportiva Wildcat 3 for women (see that review / photo also)

    SIZE: I wear a 9/41.3 in my Salomon hiking boots (my dress shoes are 39.5). I liked the W in 41.0, but the 41.5 for the B due to the narrower toe box. Find the EU size of shoes you like and you'll be fine. The Bushidos (B) have a narrow instep and heel with a wide-enough toe box. Wildcats (W) are much roomier than B in toe box, height from sole to laces, midfoot and heel.

    SUPPORT: There are reinforcements over the mesh to protect from sticks/thorns. I took them for a 5mile hike with 25# pack. The heel cup is deep and feels good. If I get blisters hiking it's always on the instep where it joins the heel area... so I really loved the slim fit thru the waist of the shoe. I had no heel slip with these due to the narrow heel cup and ankle padding. I'd replace the insole for extra arch support .

    GRIP: No slipping on an eastern woodland trail (uneven, lots of roots, some gravel, dry & wet granite, ... no mud or wet roots that day). I love feeling like the entire sole is in contact with the ground.

    OTHER: The W is a 12mm (standard) drop, while the B is only 6mm. If you're carrying a heavier load or worried about stone bruises try the W. If you like to really feel the trail, or you're easing into barefoot shoes try the B.

    Trail runners for sure.... hikers? TBD :

    Lightweight Runner

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 6.5

    I love these shoes. I purchased these shoes spring 2015 to replace my worn out Soloman Trail Sunning shoes, wanted to try something different. These are perfect! I hate heavy hiking boots when day hiking and have always used trail runners instead. These are super lightweight, really breathable, dry quickly after they have gotten wet, and still have great support. The heal cup and the arch support are really awesome and hold up against rocky/tough terrain. I live in Alaska and I spend a lot of time in the mountains running or just hiking and these shoes are perfect. I've worn them out over the past year and it's time to replace these shoes and I will be purchasing the Bushido again.

    Lightweight Runner

    Just what I was hoping for

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 7.5

    I typically use high boots but I needed a super light pair for summer hikes with lots of rock scrambling and these are awesome. Very comfortable, very light weight, and very STICKY - in wet and dry conditions, I had no trouble on steep ascents or descents. I was surprised by how comfortable they were too.

    Great all around mountain shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8.5

    I have had these shoes for about a month and I couldn't be happier. I have worn them trail running, mountain biking, as an approach shoe for backcountry spring skiing, hiking, road running and they have out preformed all of my favorite trail shoes from the past.
    Previously I had used the Nike Air Zoom Wildhorse 3 which I liked quite a bit. They are a much lower profile shoe with less cushion and support. Although very comfortable, I was still required to be very careful with foot placement on rocks and roots for trail running. The rock guard on these make running over low rocks almost unnoticeable. The tread on the Nikes also wore out very fast and I went through 2 pairs in six months ( though I am quite active ). Although I'™ve only had these a month I've put them through the ringer already and the tread has held up great.

    Typically I shy away from a structured running shoe because I have bunions and a narrow foot so I often have a hard time finding a shoe that is narrow enough for my foot but wide enough at the toe box to be comfortable without stretch but after the very first time wearing these they fit me great.
    The stiff heal was different for me to get used to at first. The very first time I wore them was for a 8 mile trail run, and I did get hot spots on the insides of my heals. However, it was not enough to blister and I never felt the hot spots again. The stiff heal offers more ankle support when running fast over bumpy terrain.
    Although bulkier than other trail approach shoes have used, these are still very light weight and easy to carry after a transition.
    Typically I am a black on black fan ( or very neutral ) so the color options for me are a little loud, but the killer performance makes the colors worth it.

    Great all around mountain shoe

    Worth every penny!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 7.5

    I've worn these shoes for trail running, street running, I wear them hiking, in obstacle races, and I wear them to the gym on treadmills. They have been super comfortable on every terrain they touch. My feet don't get too hot in them, their grip is amazing, and I haven't gotten a blister. These shoes are worth every penny, and seem more durable than any trail running shoe I have bought to date. They are super cool looking, and I get asked about them all the time when I wear them. I definitely will be wearing the shit outta' these till they fall apart.

    When will you have these in size 41?

    Best Answer

    Hey Lupita,



    It looks like we have not ordered any additional sizes of the Bushido Trail Running Shoes from La Sportiva which means there is no timeline for when we might have a size 41 available.



    Feel free to contact me directly if you want to discuss some similar Trail Runners or have any additional questions about La Sportiva Shoes.



    Kyle

    Expert Gearhead

    klivingston@backcountry.com

    801-736-4337

    I bought these in a 41 and they are slightly too big. I have worn them twice - a 10k and a 7 mile. They are a little bit dirty, but new. If you are interested, I will sell them to you.

    I bought these in a 41 and they are slightly too big. I have worn them twice - a 10k and a 7 mile. They are a little bit dirty, but new. If you are interested, I will sell them to you.

    Were these sold? If the first person didn't buy them, I would be interested.

    Superb performance, awesome colors

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: us 6/ eu 37

    This is a great trail running shoe, but also perfectly able to do light hikes and a little scrambling. It doesn't hurt that it looks just super too.



    I bought a US size 6/EU 37. I feel like i could have done a US 5.5/EU36.5. I don't think the conversion is right - Generally a US 6.5 is an EU 36.5 which is my size… so i would say, order true to your EUROPEAN sizing. Then it will be true to size.



    Here i am after summitting Point 13,230 in my Bushidos above Telluride, CO

    Superb performance, awesome colors

    Awesome picture Sole and welcome to the Backcountry Community!!!

    I selected this image to feature on the Community Hub at the bottom of the Backcountry.com homepage! Congrats on being amazingly GOATWORTHY !!

    Great Approach Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: EU 40

    I picked these up on sale to use as approach shoes to get to crags. The soles have fantastic grip on them so you feel secure on rocks, dirt, and steep hills. I've also worn these on longer hikes (8 mi and 12 mi) and they've held up great. These shoes are lightweight and sturdy. The only modification I've made to them is replacing the inserts but I do have high arches.

    awesome design and comfortable

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I got these for a friend as an early Christmas gift and we both think they are the coolest shoes ever. The design is true to the image, so awesome. She tried them on and said they are comfortable and fit true to size. No blisters after a few runs in them. I have owned other La Sportiva shoes and my friend and I both feel that these are consistent with the quality they provide. Great trail running shoe! I'll probably buy a pair for myself soon.

    Best Mountain Running Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I've run quick 7 mile flat lake loops to 20+ mile Teton mountain loops in these trail runners and my feet have never complained.

    With a stiffer sole than most trails shoes you get great stability on dirt, rock, shale, or whatever you might encounter. The sole is grippy enough that you are confident when hoping rock to rock on stream crossings. I have a dancers foot and was worried about the arch support-- but have never had achey feet even after 5+ hours.



    Best mountain running shoe I've had.

    Best Mountain Running Shoe