Lapatet - Men

Regular price KSh12,000.00
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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 28 reviews
Over priced

Too pricy. How can we support our products when they are double the price than other brands. So unfortunate cannot recommend to anyone else either.

Lissa Ruben
Great look

Sadly the shoes weren’t my size but they are well made, fun colours and I will try again.

Eric Mugambi
Comfort on the run

A surprising level of comfort on my runs which have become more regular. Much beyond what we have come to be accustomed to when buying local. I will be getting another pair soon.

Renato Melchionno
Good running feeling.

I was very curious to try my first pair of running shoes made in Africa (rather new sensation for a European) and I have to tell that from the very beginning they have been super comfortable. The feeling is a bit different from every pair I tried before as it seems like the insole “lifts the foot high”. Maybe I just need to get used to them after 7 years with the same brand.
Another thing to observe is that they feel to fit perfectly. This is good news for my shorter runs but not for marahtons. Indeed, when I run full marathon my feet tend swell up after the third hour so to run with them I’ll need to buy a bigger size. No problem, anyway, I’m really satisfied with my purchase, I can use this pair for 10k and half-marathons and I will buy again from this splendid African reality. #runKenyan :-)

Overpriced for the Local Market

I love your shoes & would love to support by buying more items. However, I find your products slightly overpriced for the local market; considering I just purchased original PUMA sneakers for $55. Kindly keep your local clients/ customers in mind with your prices.

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