This is the La Sportiva Jackal, the most cushioned longer distance trail running shoe in the La Sportiva range. It is absolutely critical with a longer distance trail or ultramarathon shoe like the La Sportiva Jackal that the midsole has superior rebound or energy return. If the midsole of your trail running shoes gets compressed easily, you will no longer benefit from the softer landing it provides your feet.
This means that despite the Jackal feeling comfortable straight out of the box, it is not a "soggy" feeling running shoe designed for comfy jogs or recovery runs.
The Jackal is a specially designed trail shoe for runners pushing the limits of their mileage over trail terrain that would still suit those enjoying regular trail miles, right up to ultramarathon competitors.
La Sportiva say: "A mountain running shoe ideal for off-road running over ultra distances and workouts on medium distances thanks to the exceptional cushioning guaranteed by the innovative Infinitoo™ high energy return technology. Every detail, from the uppers to the sole, is designed to enhance the comfort of the foot over long distances: wide, comfortable fit designed for use in ultra-marathons, comfort fit, enveloping and soft elastic tongue for maximum freedom of movement with internal bellows to protect against stones and mud."
"The lacing sees the loops incorporated directly into the side panels of the uppers: a solution that facilitates the adaptation of volumes during long distance runs in which the foot tends to swell. The lateral Net-Mesh promotes ventilation and climate comfort. The heart of Jackal, however, lies in the innovative EVA sole/midsole package with internal cushioning pads in high Energy return polyurethane Infinitoo™ Technology. The front element increases the cushioning, the rear insert contributes to the stabilization of the run. The midsole also incorporates a high-density EVA Rock-Shield for a more stable run with rock-guard effect. The Frixion Red tread with differentiated Impact Brake System lugs and longitudinal FLEX grooves enhances the flex of the sole along the fold lines."
"The lightweight, shock-resistant, thermo-shaped toecap contributes to the overall lightness and protection of the shoe while the dual compound FriXion Red sole guarantees maximum grip and durability. A concentration of technology inspired by those who run in search of their own limits and in search of themselves."
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The Next Day delivery postage option guarantees next day delivery as long as we have the order before midday Monday to Friday. We cannot dispatch on a Saturday so orders received after 1pm on a Friday would leave in Mondays post bag for delivery on Tuesday. There is also no guaranteed next day delivery on a Saturday so Next Day Delivery orders dispatched on a Friday may not be delivered until Monday. In most cases a 1st Class post order shipped on Friday will be delivered on a Saturday. The delivery must be signed for on receipt. Items shipped using this delivery method are easier to trace if they go missing in the post.
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We advise customers to try the shoes in the house for approximately one or two hours to make sure you are happy with the fit. If you are not happy with the fit when trying the shoes indoors, please return them to us and we will either refund or exchange. We are unable to accept returned shoes that have been worn outdoors, unless there is a manufacturing fault or defect with the shoe.
(Items bought as Christmas presents that where purchased online over 30 days before Christmas can be returned for an exchange upto the 21st January)
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Tyne and Wear.
Faulty returns must be sent back for inspection before a refund will be issued. If the product is found to have a defect you will be offered a refund or exchange (if available). Refunds will ONLY be given for damaged goods where no replacement product can be supplied. Damage due to normal wear and tear, misuse, alteration to the product, or negligence is not covered under our returns policy and refund will not be given.
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