La Sportiva Jackal – Tech Specs

Designed for runners looking for exceptional cushioning, comfort & grip in a long distance trail running & racing shoe.

Every detail, from the uppers to the sole, is designed to enhance the comfort of the foot over long distances. A wide, comfortable fit designed for use in ultra-marathons, comfort fit, enveloping and soft elastic tongue for maximum freedom of movement with internal bellows to protect against stones and mud. The lacing sees the loops incorporated directly into the side panels of the uppers: a solution that facilitates the adaptation of volumes during long distance runs in which the foot tends to swell. The lateral Net-Mesh promotes ventilation and climate comfort. The heart of Jackal, however, lies in the innovative EVA sole/midsole package with internal cushioning pads in high Energy return polyurethane Infinitoo™ Technology. The front element increases the cushioning, the rear insert contributes to the stabilization of the run. The midsole also incorporates a high-density EVA Rock-Shield for a more stable run with rock-guard effect. The Frixion Red tread with differentiated Impact Brake System lugs and longitudinal FLEX grooves enhances the flex of the sole along the fold lines. The lightweight, shock-resistant, thermo-shaped toecap contributes to the overall lightness and protection of the shoe while the dual compound FriXion Red sole guarantees maximum grip and durability.


Upper: Sandwich Mesh (Toe/Tongue) / No-Sew Thermo-adhesive Reinforcements / Breathable Mono-burr Nylon inserts / TPU toe cap

Lining: Abrasion Resistant Micro-fibre

Midsole: 4mm Ortholite Insole / Compression Molded EVA w/Infinitoo PU inserts / 1.5mm Dual Density Compressed EVA Rock Guard underfoot

Footbed: Ortholite® Mountain Running

Cushioning: Midsole 32A (EVA) / 30A (PU Inserts)

Sole: FriXion XT 2.0 w/Impact Brake System / FLEX Inserts / 3mm lugs

Drop:  7mm

Sizes: 40-47.5 (half sizes)

Weight:  600g (pair, size 42)

Team La Sportiva Athlete Reviews

Sam Burridge – 1st – 2018 Ultra Trail Australia  50 k 

“A super comfy shoe that is now my choice for long training runs. I’ve got quite a wide foot & like the bit of extra width in the forefoot. I’ll be racing in these at BTU & UTA”

Gill Fowler – 6th 2019 Ultra Trail Australia

“Great cushioning & grip so they’re very comfortable on my longer runs. I’ve run in these on technical single track, loose fire trails & off-track bushwalking. I’m now looking forward to racing in them !”

Ewan Horsburgh – 2nd – 2019 Brisbane Trail Ultra Miler

“The Jackal are a great addition to the La sportiva range. I’m a big fan of the wider toe box and the protection it provides. These are now my choice for 100km or Miler racing.”

Hayley Teale  – 3rd –  2019 Surf  Coast Century 

“Super comfy with fantastic grip and love the wider toe box. They’ve been so good on my long training runs. I would have raced Lavaredo in these. But I WILL race UTA in them!”