Lapatet - Men - Kambu

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The Lapatet is daily trainer designed for the bulk of your weekly milage. Amply cushioned with a sock-like upper, it is the obvious choice for easy runs and longer runs. 


  • 6mm heel to toe drop.
  • 24mm high-rebound EVA under the forefoot.
  • Just 9.2oz in a Men's 8.5 or Women's 10.
  • A slightly wider than normal toe-box.

For a majority of people, the Endas are true to size.

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The Lapatet is a daily trainer, built for the bulk of your weekly milage. It's the perfect choice for easy runs, recovery runs, and long runs. 


 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.

Light weight

At 9.2oz (260 grams) in a size 41, the Lapatet is astonishingly light for such a cushioned and robust shoe. 

Cultural Elements

More than just a great running shoe, the Lapatet is covered with little bits of the Kenyan culture.

Flag Eyelets

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.

The Waves

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.

Better For the world

Social impact

As we celebrate Kenya’s athletic excellence with runners across the globe, we deliver economic empowerment in Kenya. Both in production and by giving back to the community. Learn more.

Climate neutral

We measure our carbon footprint, reduce it, and then offset what we can’t eliminate. Plus all our packaging is reused or reusable. Nothing to the waste bin. 

Vegan Friendly

Lapatets and Itens are made free of animal byproducts or materials and are not tested on animals. Though sometimes they seem eager to check them out.

Customer Reviews

Based on 155 reviews
Jean Roach
Lapatet Kambu

Love the color and the fit and feel of the running shoe is a solid YES! I feel like these shoes and my feet are one. The best shoe i have had to run in on all fronts. I highly recommend trying them out and feel confident you will love them and your feet will love them too!

Katherine Daley
Love my Lapatets!

I am an older runner (62) and had been wearing Brooks Ghosts for the last five years, and though I love them and still wear them sometimes, I really like my Lapatets. My foot strike feels perfectly mid foot and I am running faster and stronger. My foot is active in the shoe, I can spread my toes, and my arches feel really good. I was surprised. They seem like a very simple shoe out of the box, but they feel magical.

Alexandra Tuminas
So much support!

I have high arches that cause tendonitis without enough support. These are the first shoes I have not had to use insoles with and they are super light weight and comfy. Just bought my second pair and plan to live in them.

My forever running shoe

I will never buy a different brand of shoes. Great quality, well built, and supports the environmentally sustainable and responsible initiative. Shoes feel light on my feet and helps to keep my cadence constant. My feet flex with the terrain and allows me to connect with the surface. Feel great to wear for all distances.

Joseph R
My Second Pair

On my 2nd pair of Lapatets and I am sincerely enjoying these shoes! The construction and durability is unmatched in my opinion. These have become my go-to daily runners and do switch for my long runs … but the brand I use for the long run wears out in about half the miles as my Endas. These are built to last … and as a vegan runner, I appreciate Enda’s efforts to be climate neutral and create a vegan friendly bundle of love for my feet. The cultural aspects of the design have also gotten me to research and learn more about Kenya and I am asked often what kind of shoe I’m wearing … and I do brag a little about the Lapatets!

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