January 3, 2011 by Bryon Powell · 22 Comments
A look at the best new trail shoes of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2010.
September 7, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 5 Comments
Two final winners in iRunFar’s 2010 La Sportiva Mountain Cup giveaways.
July 27, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 20 Comments
A preview of La Sportiva’s MorphoDynamic technology to be found in its Quantum and Electron trail running shoes.
July 7, 2010 by Heidi Dietrich · 14 Comments
Heidi Dietrich reviews the grippy La Sportiva Raptor trail running shoe.
July 6, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 6 Comments
Bryon Powell spreads some thanks for those who made iRunFar’s 2010 Western States 100 coverage possible.
May 3, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 25 Comments
An interview with ultrarunner Nathan Yanko following his breakthrough 4th place result at the 2010 Miwok 100k.
March 31, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 21 Comments
iRunFar previews the 2010 La Sportiva Mountain Cup, a series of 10 mountainous trail races held across the US from April through August.
March 12, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 12 Comments
Bryon Powell recounts an unsuccessful attempt to snowshoe across Yosemite National Park from North to South in March 2010.
March 2, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 7 Comments
The gear I’ll be taking on a TransYosemite Snowshoe trek in March 2010.
January 29, 2010 by Bryon Powell · 36 Comments
Previews of the Brooks Cascadia 5, the New Balance MT 100/WT 100, the Vibram FiveFingers Trek Sport, the La Sportiva Crossover GTX, the Vasque Mindbender GTX, and the Salomon S-Lab3 XT Wings.
February 18, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 13 Comments
Billed as a racing shoe, La Sportiva’s Crosslite (11.6 oz.) can just as easily be a lightweight, trail trainer. During an initial test run that included 30+ miles of trails and a 15-pound pack, I found that the Crosslite offers more than enough cushioning and support for even the most ridiculous of trail endeavors. Indeed, […]
January 9, 2009 by Bryon Powell · 7 Comments
During a recent run on my hometown trails the La Sportiva Skylite took me back to my cross country roots. It was fairly lightweight (12.1 oz./343 g per shoe), quite responsive, and made me want to sprint down the trails I’d raced a decade and a half earlier. The shoe even felt fast when running […]
September 15, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 9 Comments
It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that one of my favorite shoes, the La Sportiva Raceblade is being discontinued. Yes, the only trail shoe that I’ve worn out in less than a year since spending the summer of ’06 in Park City, Utah is being deep sixed. I am deeply saddened, […]
May 11, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 8 Comments
An anonymous reader of iRunFar’s review of the La Sportiva Raceblade asks, Has anyone tried the crosslites? I train solely on a pair of slingshots, and wondering how they compare to these. I have heard many rumors of them being even more cushioned than the fireblades? anyone heard? While iRunFar hopes to review the La […]
April 20, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 10 Comments
When I wear the La Sportiva Raceblade, I often feel like I’m being propelled forward down the trail. This propelled feeling is above and beyond the light weight (12.24 oz/347 g according to La Sportiva) and responsiveness of the shoes and is different from any feeling I get from the La Sportiva Fireblade. (You should […]