Trail shoe review La Sportiva Crosslite 4


When I think of all the trail shoes I ‘ve used over the years there are two models that really made an impact on trail running. Remember the Nike Terra Torre? Killer trail shoe from the early 90’s and of coarse the One Sport which became the Montrail Vitesse.

Well now there’s the La Sportiva Crosslite, this shoe is by far the best trail shoe I have ever run in, keep in mind this shoe works well in the rugged Wasatch Mountain Range. The Crosslite has a beefy sole with lugs that provide super traction and support to bomb down the nastiest scree field you can find. The shoe fits so well your foot doesn’t slide around and give you toe bang like the floaty boaty Montrail Vitesse. The upper portion of the shoe has a real light breathable material that allows water to drainĀ  quickly after crossing those creeks. Looking forward to trying the Crosslites at the Pocatello 50, Bighorn 100, Wasatch 100, Oil City 100.

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4 thoughts on “Trail shoe review La Sportiva Crosslite

  • solarweasel

    i totally have to agree with you here. the shoe fits snug but has never rubbed my feet the wrong way… and its low profile and technical tread makes it ideal for just about anything.

  • Jim Skaggs

    I love my Crosslites as well. I’m finally going to ahve to break down and get a new pair. I’m with Bryon though on the distance. I wore them at Across The Years and had to change out after about 85 miles. My feet were killing me from the small amount of cushion in the sole. Still, I’ll be getting another pair.

  • scott

    I’m late on this thread, but, looking for a new pair of shoes. Does the Crosslite have any forefoot protection? The website has something about a pro-plate in the forefoot but the pic of the breakdown of the shoe does not show the same plate as the Fireblades. For my neck of the woods, the Skylite actually looks like the better option but you never see or hear about it.