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Crossover 2.0 GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I really like the lightweight protection of the Crossover 2.0. I have used these shoes for trail running and fast packing, and they have kept me on my feet over some pretty gnarly trails. They have also done a great job of keeping my feet dry. Upper: The upper on the Crossover 2.0 is a thing of beauty. Starting at the top, the flexible GTX liner looks like snakeskin, and wraps the foot and ankle very comfortably. The zipper is anatomically lined, and doesn’t just split the shoe in half, which… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars The La Sportiva Mutant is an incredible shoe for running fast in the mountains, fastpacking, and skyracing. The innovative lacing system and upper take a minute to dial in, but wrap the foot nicely and provide a ton of security. The outsole is a sticky claw that shreds any trail you plan to cover. Upper: To start, this shoe is beautiful to look at. Like most La Sportiva products, this shoe just looks fast and aggressive. The black, yellow, and red work perfectly together to make for what I find… Full review

FC Eco 2.0 GTX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A well-made walking shoe that provides sufficient support for hiking and for people who pronate. Goretex liner guarantees waterproof. Flat footbed takes orthotics and the shoe has a sufficiently deep footbed that (with stock insole removed) that there's lots of room for the orthotic. A well-made walking shoe with a stiff Vibram sole that provides sufficient support for hiking with a small pack (for a major pack, stick to a boot) and great torsional support for those who pronate. And is waterproof… Full review

Synthesis Mid GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I didn't expect to like these boots, but I do. A lot. They are constructed such that they feel like they're wrapped around my feet. The footbed is plush. The stiff Vibram sole and shoe construction provide for a very stable shoe. The new Gore-Tex Surround lives up to the promise of being waterproof with sufficient ventilation to keep my feet dry. I fully expect them to live up to the promise of being suitable for hiking all types of terrain, with light packs, or as bomber trail runners. They're… Full review

Core High GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars A light, all-fabric boot from one of the world's premier footwear makers, the La Sportiva Core High GTX competes well against similar offerings from the likes of Inov8 and Salomon. The combination of sticky rubber and a stable fit inspire confidence on all terrain. This is a solid backpacking boot, with thermoformed polyurethane (TPU) reinforcements on the upper, to provide abrasion resistance, and underfoot, to add stability. Best For: Thru-hikers who want more protection than a trail running shoe… Full review

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La Sportiva Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Winter Packs, Trail Runners, American Made: OR Day 2
Packs for backcountry skiing, rando, summit pushes, and expeditions. Nano skis and winter trail runners and hikers. American-made bars for dogs, fine mountain wear, and merino wool socks: Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 23, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
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
August 3, 2011

La Sportiva launches ultralight binding
La Sportiva North America will introduce one of the world's lightest ski bindings to the U.S. ski market in mid-December. Weighing in at 175 grams per binding, the RT is already extremely popular in the European randonnée ski race world. Read more
November 30, 2010


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