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The La Sportiva Anakonda is a natural, soft ground trail running shoe designed for a neutral foot motion, ideal for training and racing in soft, muddy conditions.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


When you want to run closer to the ground but are in need of some serious traction, the La Sportiva Anakonda has your feet covered. This low profile and lightweight trail shoe features aggressive outsole lugs for multidirectional traction, ideal for soft and muddy trails. A flexible forefoot rock plate guards your foot from hazards on the trail, and a thin midsole offers a touch of cushioning without inhibiting ground feel.

Model Number:

*See the La Sportiva Shoe Size Conversion Chart

Weight: 9.7 oz (size 42.0)

Stack Height: Heel (18mm), Forefoot (14mm); includes 6mm average lug height

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length based on European scale
  • Heel: Medium to narrow
  • Midfoot: Medium to low volume
  • Forefoot: Medium to narrow
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium
  • Arch Structure: Low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved
  • MEMIex EVA is a full length midsole engineered for moderate cushioning.
  • Flex Transfer Shank is located at the midfoot and is a nylon molded piece designed for torsional rigidity.
  • FriXion XF is a full length versatile sticky compound designed for technical and rocky terrain.
  • Impact Brake System is a lugged system designed to lessen impact by 20% and increase uphill/downhill traction.
  • Rock Guard in the forefoot consists of a high tensile composite layer that protects feet from rock bruises.
  • Air Mesh encompasses the majority of the upper and is breathable to help keep the foot cool.
  • Transkinetic Heel Stabilizer is a thermoplastic unit designed to keep the heel snug for an enhanced fit.
  • Traditional Sockliner for underfoot confort.
  • Strobel Last is full length and is designed for cushioning.

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: I'm 5'10" and weigh 150#. I have a narrow foot, men's B, and often buy women's 11. I replaced the La Sportiva insole with a Spenco RX full arch cushion insole, as I do in all my running and hiking shoes. I trail run 1-2x/wk. It's a 6-8 mile route on a hiking trail along an undulating basalt ridge: dirt with loose, angular rocks, smooth rocks and roots. The Anakonda is the ideal shoe for me, my feet and what I run. It's the best fit I've found: snug heel and mid-foot, a little room in the forefoot. The XF outsole has great traction - dry, wet or snow - but won't wear as well as most. The outsole doesn't extend beyond shoe, permitting precise foot placement when necessary. The shoe has some cushion but still good trail feel. The wrap upper keeps out debris. I'll retire my first pair soon, have my second pair and plan to order a third.
From: T'ville, CT, USA. July 26th 2014

Comments: I've bought this shoes online and that was a mistake. Make sure you try it in a store, the fit is weird and doesn't work for me. The upper smash the top of my toes every time it bends and the heel is way too loose. The outsole is great in the mud or on the soft stuff but is very slippery on rocks and roots (even when dry). This shoes don't have the "pop" of road racing shoes, they feel like the racing version of a rubber boot. Anyway, they are worth giving a try. I'll keep mine for hiking and short run on muddy / snowy / wet trail.
From: Raphael, Quebec, Canada