Lapatet - Women - Somali (Black Sole)

Regular price $81.00

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  • Mid-foot landing: 6mm heel to toe drop.
  • Extra cushioning: 24mm high-rebound EVA under the forefoot.
  • Lightweight: Just 8.8oz or 251 grams in a Men's 8.5 or Women's 10.

This collection was inspired by Kenya’s magnificent birds.

The Somali Ostrich (Struthio molybdophanes) is found in Northern Kenya and by its size, is an unmistakable bird. We adopted the black and white hues of the male Somali Ostrich’s feathers to make this collection.

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

Unsure of your size? Check out our sizing guide.

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

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 287 reviews
Joshua Colclough
Great Comfort

I just started running and I must admit that these shoes are comfortable. The shoes are great quality and got these shoes in no time. I'm sure this wont be the last time I purchase shoes from them. Thanks again

Dionisio Holmes
Support Africa for Africans

I bought the shoes about 3 weeks ago, I have worn the shoes several times and Love the design and look.
I find the quality is good however the fit fells Narrow, I'm hoping this will expand with time and more wear, Otherwise my rating would have been 5 Stars

Ian Thomas
Lapatet Old Model

I’m a huge fan of the older style Lapatet, they just work and I now have 8 pairs. I used them in a recent 24 hour with no issues. That said I did try the newer version of the Lapatet (Rainbow) in two different sizes and unfortunately they don’t fit.

Daniel Omosa
Lapatet - Sec Bird Runner

As an avid runner who has used top shoe brands, I rate the Lapatet right up there with the best. It gives a smooth run and it feels like it was made for my heel!

Charles Brown
Another Great Pair of Enda's

I love the newest additional to my collection of Enda Lapatet's (my third pair)! My Secretary Bird shoe is fantastic! I love the design, look and comfortable fit that Enda gives you. Although they're great for running, they look and feel so good that I have mainly worn them as a casual wear shoe with sweats or jeans...the outer material/fabric is like no other running shoe on the market and the new seamless Waveknit upper has a great feel. I prefer wider toe box running shoes and Enda's give me some of that feel of allowing my toes to naturally splay somewhat and not feel forced into a narrow, pointed design toe box, which is not good for your feet. I also like the lower stack height of Enda's and lower (not zero) drop of the shoes. Finally, in general I like to support Enda as a company due to their commitment to giving back to local communities and their climate neutral initiatives. Keep doing the great work!