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Race Blade

Race Blade

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Race Blade

Manufacturer: La Sportiva

Your Opinion: 
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Page By: Dan Dalton

Created/Edited: Jul 15, 2007 / Jul 15, 2007

Object ID: 3546

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Product Description

The ultimate stable lightweight trail racing shoe. The perfect tool for your fast trail running needs. Ideal for runners who believe less is more and are looking for lightweight stability and cushioning. The Raceblade is ideal for mild pronaters to neutral runners and is a mid-cushioned shoe. Unisex.

Triple-density midsole with TrailShock for pronation control and stability
Lightweight lace harness for a secure fit
Roomy toebox for comfort on long runs
FriXion(r) AT rubber outsole for sticky traction in all terrain


COLOR: Yellow/Red, Grey
UPPER: AirMesh/Synthetic Leather/Mesh dynamic tongue/TPU toecap CONSTRUCTION: Slip Lasted Strobel LAST: Racing LINING: FriXion(r) AT/Racing
SOLE: Mesh (heel only) MIDSOLE: Triple-density MEMlex/Trail Shock/High-tensile composite Rock Guard INSOLE: Mesh (heel only) WEIGHT: 11.7 oz / 332 g

My Opinon and Experience

I like these a lot. Granted La Sportivas are slightly expensive and fit a certain type of foot, but for a light racing shoe, this is amazing. I generallly do not trail run a lot, but I used these for off-road running and they are great. I even use them for super light approach shoes. I took these on the Grand Teton and they did fine, (except for the actually rock climbing part.) They have sticky rubber and have a postive grip on the ground, but on rock slabs and other smooth surfaces they do not do as well as other approach shoes. Bottom line, they are light and work great for what they are designed for. I highly recomend these.



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Voted 5/5

Just new, I've run for 2.200 m height without any problems. Obviously I was a little bit tired but my foot were in a good conditions.
Ciao, Gabri.
Posted Aug 6, 2007 5:23 am

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Voted 5/5

I've used it also to make "ferrate" on Dolomiti (e.g. ferrata Bolver on Cimon della Pala, classified as "very difficult", without problems). If you are thinking to buy a sky running shoes I recomend this model.
Posted Aug 28, 2007 8:21 am

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