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. 

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. Our shoes run slightly longer than most shoes, but are low volume for a sock-like fit. So if you have a slender foot and already have a finger's width in front of your toes in other running shoes, you might go down .5 size. If you have very wide feet, you may want go up .5 size.

Don't know your US size? Check out our conversion chart here.

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.

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

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A.M.
Great shoe

Great shoe. Comfy for long wearing.

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H.M.
Just Arrived - Stunning Design and Colour!

I received my Lapaet's only several days ago - tried them for fit and very pleased.
The multi-colour sole is both well designed and very dramatic. I have yet to run in them as I am still using my previous shoes. I am pleased with my purchase if only because it goes to aid those in Kenya toward self-sufficiency. Thank you.

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J.K.
Super light and I love

Super light and I love the detailing on the back. A nice smooth run with just enough cushion to be comfortable, but not too much to take away from the feeling as you push off the ground. Super happy with them so far!

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J.B.
Great looking shoe, seems well made.

I love the colour scheme and the ethos behind the Enda shoes. I won’t be running in this pair- they are fit wearing with my scrubs 14 hours a day in the vaccination centre and they need to stay spotless however I will definitely be getting another pair to run with

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F.M.
Great Fit, Great Look

This is my second pair of Lapatets. I am extremely pleased with the fit, the feel while running, and the look. I wear a size 14 and have a somewhat narrow foot. The Lapatet fits just right. I'm sure to buy another pair when these wear out.

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