La Sportiva Anakonda Unisex Shoes Black/Yellow Customer feedback

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

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