La Sportiva Crosslites – What Do You Know?

An anonymous reader of iRunFar’s review of the La Sportiva Raceblade asks, Has anyone tried the crosslites? I train solely […]

By on May 11, 2008 | 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 Sportiva Crosslites in June or July (fingers crossed), anyone care to offer their thoughts on the Crosslites in the mean time?

La Sportiva team member, Derrick Spafford had the following comment regarding the Crosslites when iRunFar first solicited opinions regarding La Sportiva’s Fireblade and Raceblade.

Another shoe worth checking out is the new Crosslites….just awesome traction in snow and mud. Same sort of sizing as Raceblades, but less overlays on the upper.

The following sources have previously offered their take on the Crosslite elsewhere:

  • Anton Krupicka when Tony was still on the La Sportiva team;
  • Outside Magazine (clip from La Sportiva media coverage site) [broken link removed]; and
  • My Wasatch Speed Goat teammate, Tim Barnes.

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Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.