The comfortable La Sportiva Akasha is the latest addition from italian brand within long distance collection lead by popular Ultra Raptor. Plenty of cushioning, enough space in toebox and just 6 mm drop make the Akasha a perfect choice for longer distances than eye-catching Mutant.
Besides brand name in capital letters, upper is typical La Sportiva with bright colours. Base layer is breathable mesh with fused elements on the forefoot for more consistency and plastic structure covering mid and rearfoot featuring TPU cradle (STB Control similar seen in aggresive Bushido) which embraces midfoot from the bottom providing snug fit and great stability. Padded tongue is fully gusseted providing comfortable sockless feel and reducing chance debris and/or dust to jump inside. Reinforced toe bumper (Dynamic ProTechTion™) provides good protection against external elements like rocks and brush.
As well as other La Sportiva shoes, the Akasha includes 4 mm Ortholite® footbed delivering not only extra comfort but also enhanced moisture management system. The Akasha features reliable injected EVA (MEMlex) and Cushion Platform™ in thick midsole for great comfort in long runs. Well known dual rubber Frixion XT outsole offers more durability in external areas and enhanced grip in internal ones with deeper lugs in forefoot to increase traction and inverted ones in rearfoot to prevent slippery.