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- GRIPPY TRACTION-The Crossover 2.0 GTX mountain running shoes are constructed with AT Grip Zone for enhanced grip on snowy or icy trails
- OFF ROAD RUNNING-Runners and hikers stay dry and comfortable on off trail and off road terrain; articulated gaiter zipper
- PROTECTS ANKLES-These running shoes are designed with an integrated gaiter, and function for snow shoeing or as an apres ski boot
- STABILIZING-This trail running shoe has a secure, snug fit to keep your feet stable and locked in during running, hiking, mountaineering, trekking, or backpacking
- HIGH QUALITY- La Sportiva’s mission is to bring consumers the best technical products to explore the outdoors, we bring passion for mountains and the environment when designing each quality item
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The La Sportiva Men Crossover 2.0 GTX Mountain Running Shoe is a Gore-Tex® trail running shoe with an integrated gaiter, designed for off-road running in winter months, snowshoeing, or as a great après-ski boot. Technical, sturdy, and reliable for optimal performance with a quick and precise internal lacing system with an articulated gaiter zipper for excellent protection. These mountain running shoes have a grippy sole with AT Grip Zone for enhanced grip on snowy and icy terrain. "Easy-In" speed fitting system lets you easily slide the shoe on and off. Runners, Mountaineers, Trekkers, Backpackers, Hikers, and Outdoorsmen of all kinds will appreciate the carefully crafted quality of this mountain shoe.
- Shipping Weight: 2.33 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00KZ12VV0
- Item model number: 26T
- Date first available at Amazon.com: June 13, 2014
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Was looking for shoes i could run on snowy trails and through deeper snow. Ordered 4 different brands of winter running shoes, tried them on for fit, and settled on the La Sportive 2.0 GTX Crossover. The other shoes i tried were Northface Ultra MT Winter, Salomon Snowcross CS, and Saucony Razor Ice. They all fit narrow. For comparison, an ASCIS size 11 running shoe fits my feet perfect. Size 11 in all 4 brands of winter running shoes was too narrow. Ended up returning all 4 brands and ordering the size 11.5 and 12 in the La Sportiva. I settled on the size 11.5. Once i started using them outside, one shoe rubs on the outside edge, at a seam. But it's stretching over time and doesn't bother me anymore. Also, I've been manually working that seam at home, trying to loosen it up. So bottom line: order 1/2 and 1 size larger than you usually wear, and keep the one that fits. Be aware of sock thickness, and walk/run around in them inside your home before deciding on size. Just walking across the living room isn't an adequate try out.
Aside from the narrowness I love the La Sportiva shoes. I wanted something lighter than my old Clarion GTX Vasque hikers, which are heavy and do not have a running sole. The hiking boots are still too clunky to run trails with the dog. Love that the La Sportivas are light, have aggressive tread which really helps with traction, although on ice they aren't any better than regular running shoes. (If i was going to use these on ice alot i would buy some little metal studs and screw then into tread). La Sportivas were the only one of the 4 brands i tried that have a draw string to pull gator around your ankle. Love it. I have used these to go off trail in snow, going up and down hills and they are great. They feel great on bare pavement as well.
The Northface, Salomon, and Saucony were even narrower than the La Sportivas. They don't have a gaiter drawstring. The Salomons do have a 9 metal studs in the sole; they probably would be the best of the 4 on ice. The Saucony upper has a cool-looking material which i think might tear easily from a branch or thorn.
So, if you are serious about buying these shoes, I would recommend buying the size above and below what size you feel you are. I live in ohio, and as you can imagine, this state is not a mecca for outdoorsman. No store had sportiva shoes to try on. I ended up returning 3 pairs of these in order to get a proper fit. Thank you amazon prime for your awesome return policy.
Items I like about the shoes:
* Integrated gaiter is a nice touch, and while not waterproof, does a good job of shedding the elements (the inner shoe has the goretex membrane)
* Very thick lugs on the tread give traction in snow (both loose and hardpack). There were times where I would have normally worn microspikes but did not find them necessary due to the tread depth
* Excellent lacing system, good accessibility under the gaiter and secure fit.
Areas where I would like to see improvement
* The heel cup is very deep, it almost wraps around the top of your heel. However; the fabric in the heel cup is a very rough textile. I wish Sportiva had kept their design from the UltraRaptor where the heel was rubber-like (which reduced friction and blisters)
* This is nitpicky, but the toggle on the elastic around the ankle is not captive to the shoe. This means it takes two hands to tighten or loosen the elastic. A piece of webbing and a little more labor would rectify this situation.
The sole is not the most comfortable on a clean road, but not sure why you'd want to use them there anyway.
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