In the fast-paced world of trail running, finding the perfect pair of shoes can be a game-changer. You need footwear that can handle rugged terrains, provide cushioning for those long miles, and keep you comfortable throughout your journey. Well look no further, introducing the La Sportiva x Janji Jackal II Trail-Running Shoes. A collaboration that features the first ever trail running shoe from the popular brand Janji and the well known outdoor gear company La Sportiva. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the features, technical specs, and what makes these trail-running shoes a must-have for adventurers and running enthusiasts alike.
Introducing the La Sportiva x Janji Jackal II Trail
Janji’s First-Ever Trail Running Shoe: Janji, known for their sustainable and performance-oriented running apparel, has teamed up with the legendary mountaineers at La Sportiva to create a running kit that not only enhances your performance but also opens the door to using running as a way to explore the world. The Jackal II is the crown jewel of this collaboration, setting a new standard for trail-running footwear.
La Sportiva x Janji Jackal II Technical Specs:
- Currently Only Available Through REI in the US: Click Here For the Official Link Provided by Janji
- Best Use: Trail Running
- Trail-Running Shoe Type: Rugged-Trail
- Running Shoe Cushioning: Moderate Cushion
- Heel-to-Toe Drop (mm): 7
- Heel Stack Height (mm): 29
- Forefoot Stack Height (mm): 22
- Footwear Height: Ankle
- Footwear Closure: Lace-up
- Upper: Recycled sandwich mesh/mono-burr nylon inserts/TPU reinforcements
- Lining: Recycled mesh
- Midsole: Compression-molded EVA with Infinitoo polyurethane (PU) inserts
- Outsole: FriXion XT 2.0 rubber compound
- Rock Plate: Yes
- Weight (Pair): 1 lb. 3.4 oz.
- Gender: Unisex
Janji Jackal II Photos
- Tectonic Shift Design: The Jackal II’s uppers feature Janji’s unique “Tectonic Shift” design, drawing inspiration from the ever-changing and colorful landscapes that trail runners venture through.
- Sustainable Materials: These shoes are made with a commitment to sustainability, boasting recycled mesh uppers and 100% recycled laces. Furthermore, the no-sew thermo-adhesive TPU reinforcements ensure durability without compromising on eco-friendliness.
- Enhanced Breathability: With medial and lateral mono-burr mesh, these shoes maximize breathability, keeping your feet cool and comfortable during your runs.
- Adaptable Fit: The updated lacing design allows for a higher level of forefoot volume adaptability, ensuring a snug fit for a variety of foot shapes.
- Trail-Ready: The Jackal II is designed for rugged trails, featuring a combination of EVA and Infinitoo™ polyurethane inserts in the midsole for a balance of cushioning and stability. The 1.5 mm dual-density compressed EVA rock plates provide underfoot protection, and the FriXion® XT 2.0 rubber outsole with Impact Brake Systems™ and 3.5 mm lugs offers excellent traction.
- Sizing Note: It’s recommended to size up a full size from your typical trail-running shoe size for the perfect fit.
- Unisex Design: The Jackal II is available in one color wave and is designed to be unisex, ensuring that these exceptional shoes cater to a wide range of runners.
The La Sportiva x Janji Jackal II Trail-Running Shoes are more than just footwear; they are a gateway to exploring the world while pushing your running limits. With a combination of innovative design, sustainable materials, and top-tier performance features, these shoes are the ideal companion for your trail-running adventures. Embrace the ever-changing landscapes and conquer rugged terrains in style with the Jackal II, where performance meets sustainability. Upgrade your running game today!