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Great cold weather trail shoe
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
I have worn these shoes on 2 runs here in Minnesota. We are 'easing' into winter so far (I write this on Nov 25). We have not had any snow that has accumulated and stuck around for me to run in yet... The first run I went on the temps were over 25 degrees, after a 45 min run my feet were getting a bit sweaty. I just did a 2.5 hour run 3 days ago, temps were 10-15 degrees with some chilly wind. I did not get sweaty feet, they were great. SO, for this true blood MN runner, these gore-tex shoes might be a bit warm if temps are over 20 (I will likely use 'regular' trail shoes then). The Crossover GTX seem like they will work well when temps are in the mid teens and lower. Of course we all vary with how hot/cold we get in different weather conditions, so others may not get warm/sweaty feet as easily as me.
For GoreTex shoes, with build in gaiters, these shoes seem to be on the lighter side. I am pleased with the cold weather protection and that they are not heavy and bulky.
They are comfortable as well. Of course, these comments are my initial thoughts after 2 runs.
La Sportiva Crossover GTX Trail Running
Great Trail Runners
I have two pairs of these for year-round running/hiking in Alaska. I stud one with Grip Studs for winter trail running, and I use the other for hiking and wet-weather trail running. Excellent support and grip from the sole while still having a light flexible upper. Runs small. I wear a 43 in these and normally wear a 42. Fit and feel is very similar to Crosslites which I also use. Laces are more accessible for adjustment on Crossovers. I get 8-10 months of use from a pair, seems about average for trail runners.
How do these compare to the Crosslites?...
How do these compare to the Crosslites? Are they bulkier, aside from the integrated gaiter? I like the profile of the Crosslite, but I need a goretex shoe.
LOVE These Shoes
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
When Asics discontinued the Trabuco GTX a few years ago, I was left looking for a replacement for a long-time favorite trail runner. This is it, no doubt. I love the built-in gaiter and the weight is good for a solid shoe. I haven't destroyed them yet, despite my best efforts on the scree and the muck of the Cascades. I'll buy another pair when I need to replace these. Full Disclosure, I've participated in the Gore MountainTechs project since 2007, but I had to buy these myself. I'd do it again, too...
Could have been betetr
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I wore this shoe for 3 months in Pakistan from June to end of August this year. The shoe mostly performed well hiking to concordia and back over the Gondogoro La pass. Towards the end of 3 months though, the sole started to seperate from teh shoe and I suspect wouldnt have lasted much longer.
On the way to K2
Size runs small but very comfy
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I normally wear a 33 but ultimately settled on a 35.
I'm registered for a mud run event and really looking forward to using these shoes..! Otherwise, they're performing beautifully for the trails I'm currently running. (I have slightly wider feet.)
Ultimate Winter Trail Running and Snowshoe Running Shoe
The La Sportiva Crossover GTX is the ultimate winter trail running shoe. Living in Canada, I have to run through some nasty winters. As a summer shoe, Ive loved the Crosslites and the Crossover GTX give me the same fit and feel, but in a winter version to keep my feet warm and dry.
I used the Crossover GTX for running the Yukon Arctic Ultra 100 miler (while pulling a sled) in Northern Canada last year. The temperature dropped down to -30C. I had zero blisters or other foot issues during the race.
Ive also found them to be exceptional as a shoe for snowshoe running as my feet have gotten cold and wet in the past in other models.
La Sportiva Running Team
Choice for Deep Sloppy Mud or Running in Snow
My Crossovers are the ultimate for majorly muddy conditions during Bay Area winters (feet sinking in several inches into deep, goopy mud) and for quick runs when I'm up snowboarding in Tahoe.
The built-in gaiters keep out the mud or snow.
Being a trail runner, getting wet or dirty feet is not that huge a deal for me, but I'm an ultrarunner, so often out there for hours. Wet feet sort of get old after 2-3 hours, and really gnarly after 4-5. It's also nice to be able to avoid wringing out the muddy water out of my socks 20 times before I throw them in my laundry pile.
I'm not sure if I agree with the 1.5 sizes up recommendation. These fit like the Crosslites, and not the tight fit of the Quantums, Electrons or Verticals.
(For full disclosure-- I am a La Sportiva Mountain Running Team member)
Does this shoe help prevent ankle rolls?
Does this shoe help prevent ankle rolls?
It will help some over ankle high trail runners but nothing like a quality hiker.
I don't use it to prevent ankle rolls, but it's hard to roll your ankles while wearing them. I still do most of my hike with trail running shoes.
Amazing winter running shoe!
This is an amazing running shoe. Anyone who says they're clunky, doesn't know trail running. They take a solid 75 miles to wear in. They are pretty uncomfortable to start! I can run in shin deep snow with NO snow entering the shoe. Run hard and live at 10,000 ft. Get the same size as your other la sportiva shoes! And run in pow with these great shoes.
Perfect winter trail runners or approach shoes for those with feet that hate ice boots!!
So.... are they waterproof?
So.... are they waterproof?
Hey Jon, yes they have a waterproof/breathable Goretex liner...
They are waterproof as long as your foot is not entirely submerged.
The Gore Tex lining comes up just below the ankle. The gaiter portion is simply a membrane that repels debris and light sprinklings but do not hold well against large dousing. Puddles up to the ankle are generally well protected.
I am trying to find these boots in yellow...
I am trying to find these boots in yellow colour but i only found them in Athens but not my size!!! can someone help me, because in the internet they only sell the black ones... Thank u
We've only carried these in Black ourselves. Sounds like it might be a special edition. I would hit up La Sportiva directly.
Delta Force vs. Street Ninja
This is a great winter shoe for hiking in snow, but it's not a good running shoe because it's too heavy and "clunky." Also, no matter who you are, these shoes run small. If you get nothing more from my review, heed this: Get the shoe in a size at least 1.5 sizes bigger than your normal shoe size. If you wear a size 10 (US), order them in size 11.5 or 12 or you'll be sorry.
When researching winter trail running shoes, I did my homework and narrowed my choice down to the La Sportiva Crossover GTX's and the Saucony Razor. Here's the real deal Hollifield: The Crossovers are ideal for a Delta Force soldier traversing the Hindu-Kush mountains in Afghanistan, while the Razors are ideal for ninjas who jump over fences and run stealthily down icy and snowy streets and sidewalks. Come to find out, I'm the ninja type. The Razors are lighter, easier to put on, more comfortable, better looking and a WAY better winter running shoe. They ARE waterproof, and the Vibram soles have kept me from sliding and falling on my butt while running on icy and snowy streets and sidewalks. Plus, unlike the Crossovers, the Razors fit true to size.
Finally, if you're a Nike+ sensor user like me, you'll be happy to know that the sensor is still accurate if you put it in a "sensor pouch," attach it to the Razor's laces (which are fantastically designed, by the way), and zip up the Razor's upper. The bottom line is: If you're going on a Delta Force mission, get the Crossovers, but if you want to be a street ninja like me, get the Razors. The choice is akin to buying a Hummer (Crossovers) or a Porche (Razors).