Sportiva Women's Ultra Raptor
All round off and on road shoe when your not sure where the day will take you
This is my second pair of Sportiva Women's Ultra Raptor Iâve bought. I first purchased a pair of these trainers back in September while on holiday in the Lake District. I was looking for a good all round shoe for trail and road running and after trying nearly ever shoe in ever shop in the town found these gems. Iâve used the continuously since then for the purpose stated at least 4 times a week. Iâve completed 2 off road half marathons in them and various other trail races. Construction is solid and robust and the support is also very good. I found the toe box a bit roomer than other brands which is great for foot spread when running. Solid supportive feel means that they are a little on the heavy side but not overly so. That said they would also make a great alternative approach shoe. Grip is great off road when on more solid ground, fantastic on rock and good to a point in muddier conditions within reason. After a certain point like all trail shoes it losses some traction on the sloppy stuff unless you have a specific mud shoe on. Theyâve cleaned up very well after been through very wet ploughed fields although the colour chose would have made this easier if it had been on the darker side of blue. I purchased these in the sale I was so impressed with my current pair which by the way Iâm still using. O and to answer why Iâm reviewing the womenâs Ultra Raptor yes Iâm a man wearing womenâs trainers the reason I have womenâs feet. I can safely say theyâve are some of the best trainers Iâve ever owned. Bomb proof
26 February 2014
I've tried numerous trail shoes... I wore this pair in a 15 km run, just out of the box, brand new, and they were as comfortable as they have been broken down for ages.
Excelent in mud trails as in slippery rocks. Good grip in every type of soil!
05 February 2014