Our verdict


With its functional features and efficient performance, the La Sportiva Tempesta GTX was a well-admired shoe by many users. Most reviewers found the shoe to be a harmonic balance between a rugged trail gear and a fast and flexible running wear. Although it may be expensive for some, the Tempesta GTX has achieved its status as a recommendable shoe for outdoor runners.


  • Waterproof
  • Grippy outsole
  • Useful in winter
  • Impermeable coverage
  • Minimal weight
  • Comfortable
  • Cushioning system


  • Not breathable
  • Expensive
  • A bit narrow
  • Need break-in period

Who should buy the La Sportiva Tempesta GTX

  • Ideal trail running shoe for those who are looking for a durable and grippy off-road shoe for the winter season.
  • A perfect choice for trail runners who are neutral pronators and want a reliable training partner that is versatile, lightweight, and convenient to use.

La Sportiva Tempesta GTX logo

Maximum adhesiveness and durability

The FriXion XF outsole material gives the Tempesta GTX a full-length coverage and protection while running on rocky and technical terrains. It is made of a sticky rubber compound, therefore giving maximum adhesiveness and durability.

La Sportiva Tempesta GTX outsole

The Tempesta GTX has two sets of lugs on the outsole. First is the Impact Brake System, which is the lug pattern on the perimeter of the outsole that absorbs impact and enhances traction on uphill and downhill slopes.

La Sportiva V-Groove lugs increases cushioning

The second set found on the rest of the outsole is the V-Groove lugs, which increases cushioning. With a 6 mm height, both lugs ensure grip on different surfaces, including wet rock, snow, and mud.

La Sportiva Tempesta GTX lugs cushion

The lugs are widely spaced apart to prevent dirt from getting trapped in between.

Tempesta GTX offers stability and support

An IMEVA foam makes up the bulk of the midsole of the Tempesta GTX. Aside from delivering the necessary underfoot cushioning, IMEVA also offers stability and support. As such, it makes the shoe shock-resistant, a quality that is essential for trail running.

La Sportiva Tempesta GTX stability and support

At the rearfoot area is a heel stabilizer made from TPU. It keeps the foot secure and steady, therefore promoting a contoured fit.

La Sportiva Tempesta GTX protects the foot from mud and snow

With AirMesh, the upper of the La Sportiva Tempesta GTX equips the foot with a full-length coverage that is cool and well-ventilated. It is coated with a Gore-Tex waterproofing membrane for protection not only from water but also from mud and snow.

La Sportiva Tempesta GTX GORE Tex

Assisting the Gore-Tex membrane is the Gore-FLEX, an internal cleatie lining that also shields against the elements. It has a flexible property that moves with the foot smoothly.