These are my all-time favorite running shoes. I am a La Sportiva athlete, but that is not why I wear these shoes. I am currently on my 6th pair. I can take these shoes right out of the box and do a mountainous long run without developing any blisters! They provide excellent support, yet are light-weight. I have worn them for races from 5k to 50 miles and cross country races to technical trails and they work great for them all!
Great trail runner. Nice and supportive and while the upper might look a little dorky it's very functional.
Great women's trail runner - mesh upper stops debris and so on and super light shoe.
Bought this trail runner for 1. hiking and 2. trail running (in that order b/c I recently hurt my hip). I have had multiple pairs of Salomons in the past as I won a pair in a race and just kept on wearing them but thought it might be a time for a change. My husband was extremely pleased with his pair (an older version with leather) while backpacking in Denali last summer so I thought I'd give these La Sportivas a try. They were great on my narrow foot in so many ways but unfortunately rode a bit too high and it was evident after only a few short miles on the trail that the outside of my ankles would be extremely unhappy if I kept up with these. So, back in the box they go and probably going to either return to Salomons or give the Patagonia runners a try. Will have to see.
Pros: great tread, light enough, nice stable feel without feeling heavy. Love the covered tongue even though it looks odd as out here in Hawaii the red clay penetrates everything.
Cons: hits too high on the lateral ankle, a bit goofy looking.
If your foot fits La Sportivas, buy this guy without a doubt. If not... maybe consider a little harder since they're not a typical fit.
I have mixed feelings about this shoe. Very durable, although I bought it thinking it would be a good trail shoe. Nice stability and support, but this is not a light shoe. I found for trail running its not my style....kind of clunky.I do like to wear it hiking though, it offers a good amount of foot protection and the covered top of the shoe keeps the unwanted rocks and debris out.
Overall glad I bought them, but will try to find a lighter weight trail runner.