- 6mm heel to toe drop.
- 24mm high-rebound EVA under the forefoot.
- Just 9.2oz in a size 41.
- A slightly wider than normal toe-box.
For a majority of people, the Endas are true to size. Our shoes run slightly longer than most shoes, but are low volume for a sock-like fit. So if you have a slender foot and already have a finger’s width in front of your toes in other running shoes, you might go down .5 size. If you have very wide feet, you may want go up .5 size.
BUILT FOR MIDFOOT
There’s a soft pocket of high-rebound foam under the midfoot of the Lapatet, with firmer wedges of foam at the heel and toe. Rewarding a natural midfoot strike.
Not as soft as your sofa, but dang the Lapatet is comfortable. Total stack height of 24mm under the forefoot.
At 9.2oz (260 grams) in a size 41, the Lapatet is astonishingly light for such a cushioned and robust shoe.
More than just a great running shoe, the Lapatet is covered with little bits of the Kenyan culture.
3 of the 4 colors of Kenya’s flag encircle the top lace eyelets. Black for the people, red for the blood spilled for independence, and green for the plant life of Kenya.
GREAT RIFT VALLEY
Kenya’s Great Rift Valley creates the perfect altitude and climate for training . We pay tribute to it with a topographical map down the center of the Lapatet.
KANGA & KIKOI
We took patterns from two traditional Swahili fabrics and brought them to the tongue tag and pull tab.
THE NAME: LAPATET
Lapatet means running in some Kalenjin languages, a tribe in Kenya from which most of Kenya’s great runners come from. It’s how most Kenyan athletes say running.
Inspiration for the Lapatet came from Kenya’s natural features. Specifically, the waves we see when the wind blows over the Indian Ocean, the grasses of the savanna, and the clouds in the sky.
The launch colorways were Angani Grey for the sky just before a storm, Watamu Blue for the Indian Ocean from the little town of Watamu, and Mara Gold for the rich yellow of the grass on the savannah.
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