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Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
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Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 13.1ozWomen: 10.6oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 10mmWomen: 10mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 28mmWomen: 28mm
Forefoot heightMen: 18mmWomen: 18mm
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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The grip, as you can see, is excellent.
- The La Sportiva gives the changes in small doses to the Crossover 2.0 GTX. One subtle modification is the change in location of the overlays. These are now more strategically placed to enhance support and lockdown. An example of this new placement is a Microfiber rand that sits nearer to the sole and extends to the heel where it sits lower than before. This overlay improves heel and midfoot support. Another prominent overlay is found in the forefoot as protection against the harsh outdoor terrains.
- Even harder to see is the absence of the prominent stitches. The 2nd version of the La Sportiva Crossover GTX does not have that much stitching, which will limit the risks of irritation or blisters.
- A more streamlined and sophisticated upper is due to a glossier mesh that almost looks like spandex. This adds to the support and anti-debris feature of the shoe without compromising breathability.
Fit and sizing are pretty much identical to the first version, which means that the Crossover 2.0 GTX runs at least half a size smaller. It has average heel and a very snug midfoot while the toe box is a bit narrower. This is the type of fit that works well for those with medium or narrow foot measurements. La Sportiva offers the medium and wide options regarding width. Sizes are from 6 to 15 for the men’s and 4 to 13 for the women’s.
The outsole is made up of different components. There is the La Sportiva’s proprietary Frixion AT technology that covers the entire outsole. This enhances the shoe’s resistance to wear and tear. The Impact Brake System is the configuration of sizeable lugs that provide exceptional traction on different off-road surfaces. Adding more grip in the harsh and uneven trail is the V-Grooves in the outsole.
A compression molded MEMlex midsole, which is composed of 80% EVA and 20% synthetic butadiene rubber or SBR, deliver plush and responsive cushioning. Runners who want a higher stack, or a maximalist platform, might want to try the Altra Olympus 3.0.
La Sportiva also uses a standard TPU insert in the midsole to hold off moderate overpronation.
A fully integrated Gore-Tex upper keeps water and snow off. A gaiter is also incorporated in the upper for a comprehensive feature to ward off the elements during rainy or icy conditions. The interior of the shoe offers a sockliner for added comfort and enhanced fit. An “Easy-In” fitting system makes foot entry and exit convenient. A network of overlays, Microfiber rand, and nylon delivers superb structural support and stability.