La Sportiva Akasha Trail Running Shoe
The Akasha is a trail running endurance shoe with great shock absorption, designed for long distance trails, ultra-marathons, ultra-trails and for use on long training sessions.
Breathable AirMesh Upper
The upper of the Akasha is constructed from a breathable air mesh that works endlessly to allow air to fully permeate the entire upper. The mesh provides a constant supply of fresh, cool air while simultaneously forcing out hot, muggy air that resides during high-intensity activities. In addition, the upper features a PU leather overlay system at the rear which extends and combines with the laces to enhance fit, offer added durability and provide a locked-in fit.
The Akasha features front reinforcements called Dynamic ProTechTion which provides protection and structure following the foot movement in a dynamic way without constriction or distractions. The soft slip-on upper offers a tight but non-restrictive fit and super breathability with a slipper sock construction to avoid compression points and to provide maximum comfort. A non-slip mesh lining is added to the inside of the upper to enhance moisture management and breathability as well as prevents any in shoe slipping. Lastly, A cushion platform footbed enhances in shoe and next to foot comfort as it provides extra shock absorption.
Injection Moulded EVA Midsole
La Sportiva us an Injection Moulded EVA midsole which differs from the standard compression moulded EVA midsoles for a high degree of cushioning and a better elasticity of the compound. These features assist the propulsion phase of the gait cycle, making these shoes ideal for use on offroad trails. Furthermore, EVA injected midsoles drastically reduce the squash effect of the EVA over time, allowing the compound to maintain the same characteristics and a high performance for its entire duration.
Dual Mix FriXion XT Outsole
Gripping the ground with ease, the outsole section engages a dual density sole. In the La Sportiva Akasha, you can expect a full-length FriXion XT which improves the shoe's flexibility, grip, and traction on varied trail surfaces. It also incorporates the exclusive trail rocker solution to promote the natural movement of the foot during running.