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rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable, but uppers durability is suspect. I used these for hiking/backpacking about 100 miles in hot rocky wet and dry conditions and I really enjoyed them. I did notice my foot moving sideways inside the shoes on uneven ground like on the side of a hill but that was not a deal breaker. Unfortunately I wore a big hole in the inside of the heel under 100 miles and returned. Now I have Ultra Raptors instead which seem to have more durable uppers and heel area.  Also try on Ultra Raptors… Full review


rated 0.5 of 5 stars Not for me. Uncomfortable fit due to the last and poor asymmetric lace system and burrito tongue. I looked forward to getting a pair of Mutants as I had read so many positive reviews. So when they went on sale at Sierra Trading post I ordered a pair. I ordered a 43.5 because I have two other pair of La Sportivas and that was the size that fit. What a disappointment. The minute I put them on they were not comfortable and clearly didn't fit. So I communicated with some of the reviewers thinking there… Full review

Synthesis Mid GTX

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Whilst I have to agree they are very comfortable, they are not that well made. Whilst I have to agree they are very comfortable and the Gore Tex liner keeps feet dry their durability is suspect. The welding holding the sole to the boot came apart whilst on a hike. This was after not being overused and even though there was a lot of wear left in the sole. My other boots have lasted me far longer than these. Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent versatile climbing shoe for a beginner. Comfortable and as good outside the gym as it is in the gym. Excellent fit. I tried on various hiking shoes that were beginner shoes and they were all extremely uncomfortable. All the salespeople were telling me that the shoe had to fit small or tight in order to climb properly and that the shoes would break in and stretch and eventually stretch and fit my foot like a glove. I thought that was nonsense. Finally a salesperson told me that… Full review

Synthesis Mid GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent lightweight hiking shoe that is a great breathable shoe for damp /wet conditions. I was looking for a good day hiking shoe for some local trails in the Mission Gorge area here in San Diego. I tried these on and were surprised at how lightweight and comfortable they were for the task. Not like the other bulkier, heavier hiking shoes I've worn and tried on. But I was skeptical about how they'd perform, particularly with this new GoreTex lining. To my surprise they were great, very comfortable… Full review

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La Sportiva Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

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January 23, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
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August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons
The biggest difference between three-season and winter hiking is the walking surface. Snow and ice require traction aids such as snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons. Here's an overview of the options. Read more
December 6, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: La Sportiva Vertical K minimal mountain runner
La Sportiva's Vertical K, new for 2012, highlights a number of continuing gear developments: 1) minimal structure, 2) ultra lightweight at 6.5 ounces (185 grams) per shoe, and 3) bright styling. Read more
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