Lapatet - Women

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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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R.V.

Best running shoes ever!

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R.W.
Best running shoes ever!

As soon as I put my new Enda’s on feet I said “ah” they felt soft like pillows cushioning my feet. The real test though is running and they are better than all my other running shoes. I love the way they fit-small to true to size. I went a half size up. I love them so much I bought all the colors they had in my size. Their customer service is the best via email/ Facebook and Instagram. They have been super responsive and make me feel valued. I love what they stand for also and I love they are trying to be green for environment. Happy customer for life. Robin W.

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L.R.
Comfortable and natural feeling right away

It's been a while since I put on a pair of new running shoes and they felt absolutely comfortable right away,no adjustment period necessary. I'm looking forward to my runs more based on these shoes! The runners that helped design them knew what they were doing.

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O.I.
Back for more

This is my second pair of Lapatets. I'm happy with all the miles I put on the first pair and can't wait to keep moving in the second. Now with rainbows!

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J.M.
Love them but achilles rub on one foot

I purchased the Lapatets in Aberdare green and white in my normal shoe size. I love them but there is a spot on my left achilles that rubs and using a band-aid or different socks has not stopped the blistering/bleeding. I have never had this issue with a running shoe before, and it does not happen on my right foot, so I think it is just a combination of my biomechanics with the shoe geometry. I will probably add some moleskin and hopefully then I will able to run in them again. I would recommend ordering a 0.5 size up - I think that would fix my problem, but the right side shoe fits/feels fine.

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