Lapatet - Men

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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.

The Colors

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.

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 121 reviews
Lapatet review

Shoes came in great condition. However, we found the shoes to be more narrow that anticipated, primarily in the forefoot area. Perhaps some adjustments to the tongue can be made to remedy this? Other than that, the fit is great! Hope to see more additions in the near future!

First Time Purchase - And Committed to Raising Kenyan Pride and Self-Sufficiency

Geday Enda.I have now run in my rainbow Lapatets for several weeks.
I can truthfully say they are comfy and extremely cushion-y.
Moreover, I get great compliments on their looks.


I'm just getting back into running and am super happy with these shoes! I have a bit of a flatter arch and always worry about proper support but these are great.

Love them!

I adore my rainbow runners! They are super fun and comfortable and I’m happy to be able to support a sustainable Kenyan company. Also, a note on sizing - I was concerned about sizing because my feet are on the wider side. I referred to the sizing guide on the website and reached out to customer support (who got back to me quickly and we’re very helpful!) to find the right size for me. I typically wear a US size 10 in women’s, and I decided to order the Lapatet in a US Men’s 9.5, and they fit great!

Love these shoes!!

I did have to order a whole size up. They were so accommodating to get me the right size quickly when my first pair arrived and were too small. I was so sad to send them back because they really are beautiful! I love the look of them. From the first run in them, I was impressed. I’m a fairly light runner with a neutral stride and I found them very lightweight with just enough cushioning and good road feel. So glad I gave them a try!!!

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