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 […]
February 27, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 22 Comments
Every once in a while you forget your preconceptions and leave constructs behind as you fall in love with something you’ve got no business falling in love with… and such as been my story with the La Sportiva Fireblade. You know how the story goes. Maybe your friends tell you about the new girl in […]
February 19, 2008 by Bryon Powell · 8 Comments
Last week, in reflecting upon why he trains, Scott Mason over at Wasatch Speed Goat noted La Sportiva runner, Anna Pichrtova, was spotlighted on mountainrunning.com. After looking over the piece on Anna, I thought I’d share some of her thoughts on training. (For those who don’t know, Anna is pretty much an untouchable sub-ultra distance […]