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One of the most versatile shoes in its class, the Genesis provides both a stable and durable shoe with unmatched protection and high quality construction.
- As part of La Sportiva’s mountain hiking footwear, the Genesis Low GTX allows hikers with light packs to move swiftly on their outdoor adventures. Thanks to the materials and technologies used in the upper, it yields a breathable and waterproof build.
- This speed hiking shoe employs a compression-molded EVA with TPU inserts and STB technology. This structure renders stability and increases ground sensitivity.
- Its Vibram Nano outsole is designed to grip on most types of terrain. It is equipped with La Sportiva’s Impact Brake System to maximize braking effect and shock absorption.
A hiking shoe that fairly runs true to size, the La Sportiva Genesis Low GTX is offered in standard width for men and women. It also comes in whole and half sizes. The fit can be personalized through its traditional lace-up closure.
The Vibram Nano outsole makes the Genesis Low GTX grip on ground surfaces. It is equipped with Impact Brake System, a proprietary feature from La Sportiva. It increases the braking power of the sole and absorbs negative ground impact. The opposing, slanted direction of the lugs allow optimum ground adhesion, especially on descents.
The La Sportiva Genesis Low GTX midsole is made of compression-molded EVA. It absorbs and reduces shocks received by the foot for a more comfortable ride. Its TPU inserts add stability underfoot which also promotes proper gait.
The STB Control System links the midsole to the shoe’s upper in the medial area. This feature makes the shoe and the foot move in unison which increases torsion (twisting) resistance for a more stable stride.
The upper of this low-cut hiking shoe uses a durable nubuck leather. It features the Nano-Cell technology, which works with the waterproof Gore-Tex Surround laminate in optimizing breathability. These characteristics enable the upper to eliminate humidity inside while water is prevented from seeping in.
Protecting the foot from accidental knocks are the PU leather heel and toe cap. Its lacing components includes combination eyelets which contribute to foot lockdown. Also, its padded tongue and collar creates additional comfort.