“The Vertical K really changed the perception of what a lightweight trail shoe can be,” states Jonathan Lantz, president of La Sportiva North America. “At 6.9 ounces, the Vertical K is one of the lightest trail shoes on the market but it still provides enough stability and protection for long miles on the trail. It is perfect for fast 5K’s or 20+ miles in the mountains.”
The Vertical K features La Sportiva’s Morphodynamic™ sole technology to reduce weight and promote natural flex along with a sticky rubber outsole for superb traction in technical terrain. The lightweight one-piece wrap over the upper reduces seams and creates a great fit. At 6.9 ounces, the shoe has been the choice for everyone from top ultra marathon racers to weekend warriors.
The Runner’s World “Best Debut” award is presented to a shoe that represents a promising new addition to its category, receiving high marks from wear-testers, editors and mechanical testing in the state-of-the-art RUNNER’S WORLD Shoe Lab.