La Sportiva Mountain Running Shoe Roundup Product News

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La Sportiva's mission is to bring you the best technical footwear to explore the outdoors. For 80 years they have been producing innovative footwear produced and designed in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites. Being mountain based and family run allows La Sportiva to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations while also looking to the future with new technologies, ideas and innovation.

An overview of some of the La Sportiva range of mountain running shoes available in the UK can be found below.

Ultra Raptor

Ultra Raptor  © La Sportiva
Created for off-road, endurance trails, ultra marathon competitions and long training sessions.

The extremely breathable Air-mesh uppers are mounted on a soft EVA graded platform (wider at the toe and lower at the heel) for optimum shock absorption in any condition and reduction of the ramp angle. The integrated lacing system uses a strap sewn to an internal stretch fabric with high frequency reinforcements on the external mesh. This allows greater versatility in boot tension throughout the boot, thereby enhancing comfort levels. Ultra Raptor unites the performance advantages of a snug-fit construction method with those of the comfort derived from the wider shape and sole. The result is a product that can be used for several hours and is the ideal choice for endurance trails and all types of off road trails.

More info can be found on the La Sportiva website here or the video below.

Wildcat 2.0

Wild Cat 2.0  © La Sportiva
Evolution of the Wild Cat model. Created for running on easy terrain. The ideal choice for training and long distance tracks. The no-fuss uppers make this model the ultimate choice for lightweight and comfort.

The minimalist uppers enhance the lightweight and comfort features of the shoe and the integrated gaiter (situated beneath the lacing system) helps to keep out the stones and mud. The high frequency loops guarantee durability and help prevent abrasion. The FriXion sole with Impact Brake System provides the maximum grip and shock absorption on all surfaces and the rear TPU shank protects and supports the ankle. The shoe features a soft rear spoiler, that's helps to create a speed fit. The model is available in 3 colourways for man and one for woman. Wild Cat 2.0 is available with either a Gore-Tex or Mesh lining.

More info can be found on the La Sportiva website here.

Crossover GTX

Crossover GTX  © La Sportiva
A new version of the Crosslite model with integrated gaiters. Designed for winter use and provides ultimate protection against mud, rocks and snow.

Particularly suitable for ultra-trail marathons and races on snowy and muddy ground. Speed closure system with crossover zip and integrated regulation system. Sole can be fitted with A.T. Grip hobnails for enhanced grip on difficult terrain. Protective, comfortable and breathable Gore-Tex lining.

More info can be found on the La Sportiva website here.

C-Lite 2.0

C-lite 2.0  © La Sportiva
This model has been designed specifically for sky-running races : super lightweight, "sticky", aggressive and ergonomic. Guarantees enhanced stability thanks to the "stabilizer" incorporated within the midsole.

It is already a favourite amongst many world famous skyrunners. C-lite 2.0 guarantees enhanced stability when climbing thanks to the "stabilizer" incorporated within the midsole. The one-piece essential uppers use a special anti abrasion fabric and guarantee lightweight comfort. The construction of the boot is totally ergonomic: the foot is in direct contact with the midsole and is prevented from slipping with the optimum regulation of internal foot movement. The injected EVA midsole is lightweight and durable and minimises the formation of creases and cracks even after prolonged wear. The FriXion sole with Impact Brake System can fit AT grip spikes for stability on icy, muddy or snowy terrain.

More info can be found on the La Sportiva website here.


Anakonda  © La Sportiva
Running shoe designed for the world of fell-running and orienteering, recommended for use on soft, wet and muddy terrains.

The double layer of mesh used for the uppers is closed and protective at the toe and heel and extremely open and breathable at the sides. It has been conceived to encourage water elimination on wet ground and to allow the boot to dry quickly during races. The uppers are extremely snug fitting thanks to the double layer of heat adhesive "Skin-Grid" which provides a differentiated structure to the boot. The toe box is connected to the lacing system to provide the maximum volume control, while the side grid provides foot stability and ergonomics. Anakonda provides maximum foot control and an extremely contained weight (270g half pair). The FriXion XF sole guarantees maximum grip on slippery ground. The perfect companion for off road exploits.

More info can be found on the La Sportiva website here.

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