Lapatet - Men

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The Lapatet is a daily trainer designed for the bulk of your weekly mileage. Amply cushioned with a new sock-like full booty knit design upper, it is the obvious choice for easy runs and long runs. 

SPECIFICATIONS (Updated version):

  • 6mm heel to toe drop.
  • 24mm high-rebound EVA under the forefoot.
  • Now 8.8 oz in a size 41.
  • A slightly wider than normal toe-box.

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

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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. 


 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.


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

Based on 268 reviews
Phyllis Wakiaga

Lapatet - Women

Peter Leitner

Have NOT received the shoes! Why is this? Please advise, if you may!

John El-Amin
Run like Champions

I just purchased my 1st pair of Lapatet and they are truly the most comfortable shoes I’ve had. It may be that these Kenyan shoes are from the land of Champions or perhaps a product of Africa but every step seems to remind and encourage me that this product is an embodiment of my African roots. Perhaps I can share my thoughts better in the future but for now , I will continue to support Enda , purchase more shoes and products and share them with all I know.

Please continue your great work because your efforts are greater than a great new product on the market; Harambe makes us strong and will keep us moving forward.

Edward Mwangi
Lapatet - Men

The shoe to my surprise, is comfortable. Kindly increase selection variety, need to buy more.

Samuel Kariuki
In love with the new Lapatet design!

The revised (2021) Lapatet is a huge improvement from the originals. I especially love that it now has an extra 2mm of cushioning at the heel and replacement of the lacing tongue with the all round unibody design ensures my foot never slides too far in front to get my toes blistered. I love them and will definitely buy a replacement pair when am done with these ones.

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