La Sportiva Crossover GTX: Trail Running Shoes Review

Muck Stomper

True, you'll wear this shoe only on nasty, muddy, slushy winter days—or paired with snowshoes (see page 58). But compared with other trail runners with an integrated gaiter, this is the lightest, most spry-feeling of all, weighing an impressive 13 ounces despite all that protective material. Underneath the gaiter is a race-inspired trail runner (similar to La Sportiva's CrossLite) with aggressive lugs and dual-density EVA foam for stability and support. The drawback? A lack of versatility. Come spring, these heavyweights will sit on the shelf for three seasons. 13 oz.
AGILITY: 4
PROTECTION: 5
TRACTION: 5

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