Arch support
Daily running
M: 370g | W: 300g
Heel to toe drop
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Heel height
M: 28mm | W: 28mm
Forefoot height
M: 18mm | W: 18mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

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.


We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

4 reasons to buy

  • Most runners were impressed by the overall sturdy construction of the Crossover 2.0 GTX.

  • The La Sportiva Crossover 2.0 GTX offers and precise and internal lacing system with a gaiter zipper for outstanding protection based on several comments.

  • Majority of the runners took note of the enhanced grip of this shoe, allowing great experience while running on icy terrain.

  • This shoe features an "Easy-In" speed fitting technology to easily slide the shoe on and off.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The Crossover 2.0 GTX is an expensive shoe.

  • Few runners experienced discomfort because of the shoe’s narrow toe box.

  • As noted in some reviews, the heel cup rough fabric needs enhancement.

Bottom line

The La Sportiva Crossover 2.0 GTX is a great off-road running shoe that features a very durable and reliable construction. This shoe offers an impressive grip while running on a snowy or icy surface.

World wide, Crossover 2.0 GTX is in the bottom 20% most popular running shoes. The brand, La Sportiva, is the 18th most popular.

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81 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 82
    Gerald Zhang-SchmidtLevel 1 expert
    by Gerald Zhang-Schmidt
    The grip, as you can see, is excellent.
  • 80
    Men's FitnessLevel 1 expert
    by Men's Fitness
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  • Luca Mich Mountain Blog
    It has the Gore-Tex membrane that's very flexible, and weighs less than the previous one, around 20% less than the other one.
  • Richard Shop Zappos
    On the bottom, we have a FriXion rubber outsole that is perfect for a variety of terrain, including icy conditions.

Updates to Crossover 2.0 GTX

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 a spandex. This adds to the support and anti-debris feature of the shoe without compromising breathability.

Crossover 2.0 GTX size and fit

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. 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.


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