La Sportiva Bushido II

$299.99

A technical competition model. Super lightweight, sticky and aggressive competition shoe. Re-designed toe guard, more breathable mesh in upper, upgraded midsole and more durable arch exterior.

Designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of off-road terrain.

State of the art technology and aesthetics in the world of mountain running.

 

SPECS:

Upper: breathable, air mesh with thermoplastic film reinforcements, TPU medial skeleton placed laterally on rip-stop inserts.
Lining: slip resistant, breathable
Midsole: Compressed EVA and Stability Control System
Sole: Frixion Red
Footbed: 4mm Ortholite Ergonomic
Drop: 6mm
Weight: 305g (per half pair)

 

Comparisons to the Bushido:

The Bushido and the Bushido II are more similar than different.

  • Same weight
  • Same narrow last
  • Same low-volume fit
  • Same outsole rubber & pattern, the Dual-Density FriXion XT V-Groove with Impact Brake System
  • Same tongue
  • Same stack height & drop


The Bushido II retains all of it's winning features as the first-generation, but with some nice tweaks.

Changes to the Bushido II are relatively minor. But significant enough to warrant a second-generation designation. The biggest difference is the EVA midsole being more responsive and springier due to the inclusion of proprietary LaSpEVA in addition to the holdover compression molded MEMIex.

The exterior arch is covered in a more durable material where previously this was one of the first blow-out points. The upper is made of a more breathable mesh fabric. The toe-guard is redesigned. The rubber (not synthetic leather) has been extended out over the toe box. The small strip of synthetic leather on the lateral perimeter of the toe box has been removed to avoid some complaints about pinching.