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Michael L.

Michael L.

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Michael L.

Michael L.wrote a review of on September 20, 2017

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small

These shoes are pretty great. I normally wear a 10.5 in Asics for running shoes and went with the 11s for these after trying on 43.5, 44, and 44.5 euro - interestingly the 10.5 in Asics is 44.5 Euro and the 11 La Sportiva was also 44.5, so their sizing is actually different as opposed to just "running small".

As far as performance, I am a big fan of the traction they provide. I did an off trail scramble (class 2/3) in the Sierras and felt very comfortable with their grip on sloped talus. Even with the fair amount of padding, I haven't experienced any additional ankle rolling tendencies. I also liked the rigidity underfoot for stepping on rocks and edges - obviously not as good as a full on hiking boot, but much better than a standard running shoe.

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Michael L.

Michael L.wrote a review of on November 21, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I have used these for ski touring a number of times. They work great underneath my non-insulated shell pants and wick sweat fantastically. They aren't super warm (no fleece lining or anything), but with a wind protecting layer, they definitely heat up your legs. I'm 6'2", 165lbs, wear 32 X32 pants and I went with a medium. Fits great around the waist and quads. Only complaint is that the lower part doesn't stay down on my calf and typically scrunches up behind my knee a bit. This, however, doesn't really bother me. I just tuck them into my ski socks to solve that problem if I want full coverage.

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Michael L.

Michael L.wrote a question about on July 15, 2012

I am 6'2", 165 lbs and am a pretty decent skier. Nothing extreme but I do ski everything in-bounds (always ski blacks, trees, and bowls) and like to push myself. I'll be in WA for the next 5 yrs for school and I was wondering if the 182's would be too short. Thanks.

Also, how much difference do a few cm's really make?

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