Gear Review

4 5

Great shoe - do check workmanship

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently purchased a pair of La Sportiva #160 BK Wildcat trail running shoes European size 47 from Backcountry.com
Right out of the box, within an hour of wearing them, I saw that the top grommet had come apart. The shiny metal part that was on the inside just dangled on the shoe lace. I kept the shoes because I do not like to return/waste a good pair of shoes for a small defect. However, having to use Shoe Goo to try and repair the grommet on a new pair of La Sportiva shoes was not fun. I recommend these shoes, but please inspect them carefully. I have several other La Sportiva shoes and boots (mountaineering, rock climbing, indoor wall climbing, but this is the first defect I have noticed). La Sportiva means quality that the buyer can depend on.