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La Sportiva Crossover GTX–($150)

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Dec. 8, 2010

lasportiva.com

Designed to combat the type of winter slop you’re likely to encounter on mountain trails, the Crossover GTX with its integrated GORE-Tex zippered gaiter, upper lining and aggressive outsole bite had our testers saying “bring it on!” to severe conditions. Like La Sportiva’s other svelte mountain racing footwear, the Crosslite and Skylite, the Crossover has a foot-hugging fit that may be too tight of an embrace for those with bigger-proportioned feet, although the dual-density midsole is substantial enough to support runners with larger frames.

Tester’s Take: “Great trail shoe, good traction up and down hills, and the built-in gaiter is an innovative idea that is perfect for snow.”

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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