Reid Pitmanwrote a review of La Sportiva Anakonda Trail Running Shoe - Men's on June 27, 2015
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Sweet light weight shoes.
The tread really stands out with these over my other trail running shoes. Lightweight and minimally supportive.
Pros. The tread, its bomber! sticks to slabs, loose gravel and roots.
The upper is stretchy which I can see how someone might not like but it fits the way I run. Easy to get a nice snug fit.
The firm plastic heel I feel adds major support for a lightweight shoe with minimal cushioning.
Cons, the upper is breathable mesh that lets fine dust in, which over long miles gets muddy between toes.
I've found myself retightening the shoe after about an hour of use, I think thats most runners though...
And as others have pointed out, it doesn't offer much protection along the toe region. Which if you have multiply shoes and get used to kicking rocks off trails, can be painful.
The stiff heel doesn't let you fold the shoe to pack it down.
All in all I really like the Anakonda. its burly where I want it, light everywear else. Very comfortable.
Sizing, I wear La sportiva in 43.5, they fit like the Quantum, Electron, wildcat. Only in Mtn boots do I size up to 44.