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Gear Review

2 5

Totally confusing shoe

FIrst let me say I love most La Sportiva shoes. Just not this one. I don't get the point of this shoe. First the good: It looks cool and feels super comfortable - almost like a tight slipper. And is nice on flat, smooth terrain.
Now the bad: It has NO traction. This is true of anything wet, including both rocks and wood. And in mud its horrible. If you are climbing a steep trail with loose dirt - forget it. Also, the sole material is so soft, I feel every pebble which makes this a very unpractical shoe for me on technical terrain. basically everything the promotional material say this shoe was made for I find totally the opposite. What gives? Everything else La Sportiva makes is awesome!

So if you want a very comfortable shoe for running smooth flat surfaces that looks cool, this is the shoe for you. Otherwise look at Raptor, WIldcat, or Crosslight - all incredible shoes.