Lapatet - Women - Bendera

Regular price $120.00
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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. 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • 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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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

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. 

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.

Cushioned

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

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Bill
Lapatet. Please make a wider toe box!

These are some of the most beautiful running shoes I have ever owned. There is are so many small hidden details that show the passion and pride that has gone into this show. But the forefoot area is so narrow. My toes feel like I am being bunched up into ballet slippers. I wear Nike, Adidas, and Brooks all in regular widths. Please make the toe box wider as advertised. I look forward to seeing the brand evolve. Love the passion! Love the creativity! Love the details!

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Ryan Kruger

Lapatet - Men - Kambu

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Kevin A Baldwin
Not my size (can’t provide an accurate star rating)

I ordered 14s, which were too long but also too narrow. I would be interested to try a 13 wide, if you start making them. I have returned my shoes and am awaiting a refund.

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SM
Look great, run fast

Love my new shoes. They feel great, and look great. They do seem a bit narrow, but haven’t caused any issue on runs. Only complaint is that the laces are a bit short. I can’t wear them as tight as they came laced, but even tightened I can’t double knot them.

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Diana Castellano
Best Running Shoes Ever!

Enda offers the 6 mm drop which is almost nonexistent in other brands. My feet love these shoes! Not too cushiony but just enough to let feet do what they’re supposed to when running. Thank you!

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