La Sportiva Raptor Review

Zachary Rodasti

Zach's been testing gear with Active Gear Review since day one of the site, and just generally loves being outside doing any outdoor activity. He and his wife race year round, prefer long distance endurance events, and have raced marathons in multiple states nationwide. Recently, Zach added triathlons to his list of endeavors, and has competed in all distances up to a half iron. He has two young boys who are full of energy and get into all sorts of trouble on a regular basis - just like him.

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2 Responses

  1. paul sharwell says:

    I gave these one star only because I absolutely LOVE the other LaSportiva trail running shoes. To me these appeared to be a gnarlier version of Wildcat, a shoe I have put many miles on. But (at least the pair I have) the tongues in these shoes keeps slipping WAY down to the outside, to the point that they’re not even in front of my foot. And even if i PULL the tongue way to the other side, then cinch them down tight, in 5 minutes they slip back to the other side. Even when I am not in them, they appear to do this. Hard to believe a company with such a history of design and quality products could make something so defective. I can only hope I got among the first Raptors made and they have since fixed this problem.

  2. Paul, I understand you’re disappointed with the tongue going to the side. Unfortunately, I have found that to be somewhat common in a lot of trail shoes, but that doesn’t make it ok. Hopefully you’ll be able to get the miles out of the shoe and then move on to a shoe that fits your foot better.

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