From running along ridges in the Wasatch to charging through mucky forests in the Cascades, La Sportiva's Men's Akyra GTX Trail Running Shoe has you covered. These trail kicks put up a good defense against rugged trails, with a tough TPU upper that protects your feet from rocks and scree. The waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex lining is ready to repel soggy Northwest downpours, and the AirMesh Microlite upper lets moisture escape while you're working up a sweat, so you don't have to worry about swampy shoes on hot summer days.
The Akyra GTX also has a shock-absorbing EVA midsole to keep your ride as smooth as possible. Rubber soles increase traction while you're scrambling along spicy ridges, and La Sportiva's Impact Break System uses lugs oriented in opposite slanting directions on the soles to increase braking power when you're hauling down the hill a little too fast and need to hit the brakes.
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