Lapatet - Men - Aberdare (White Sole) Final Sale

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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.

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

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

    Unsure of your size? Check out our sizing guide.

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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

    Based on 273 reviews
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    Elizabeth Schenkel
    Cute, comfortable but very narrow

    I really like how these shoes look and feel except for the fact that they run very narrow. I ordered the largest size available for women and they feel narrow. I wear them for work but I won’t wear them for running.

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    T.M.
    Six pairs and counting!

    I am an avid hiker and walker and absolutely LOVE Enda Sportswear! I have every style they make! My favorite is the Rainbow Runners. The Lapatets give you the cushion you need with great heal-toe balance.
    Enda will forever be my tennis shoe of choice. Can't wait for the yellow and blue Lapatets to come to the US!

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    Miriam Bell
    Excellent Shoes

    I absolutely love my Enda running shoes. I'm actually not a runner, but an avid walker. These shoes are incredibly well made and comfortable. The inside of the shoe is smooth & seam free, so I often slip them on without socks. This is a quality product - I recently bought a pair for my bestie - who is a runner. I will definitely be a repeat buyer when my current shoes wear out. Congratulations Enda! 🇰🇪

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    Claudia Mason
    Love.

    Very happy with my purchase. Nice snug fit. Cushiony firm base. Feels really good.

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    Jack Arnold
    Light-weight, low-structure shoe- feels fast.

    Looks and feels well-made. VERY light. It conforms to my foot to a degree that feels almost bare-foot. And it’s very light, especially compared to my usual training shoe (Nike Pegasus). It feels like the shoe wants to go fast, if that makes any sense. Running in it is fun, especially speed work. The way it molds to the foot gives it better traction than a more structured shoe. No hot-spots, blisters or any other issues of that sort. Might become my new shoe.

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