La Sportiva Light Hiking Shoes"
I used these to climb the Grand Teton and I love the high tops for ankle support. The soles are durable but the down side is that they are not as sticky as I hoped. I really…
- Jason, 09/01/11
These shoes are awesome. They are like a hiking boot with a low top and flexible sole. They do a great job of keeping your feet dry when walking through wet snow/water. They…
- Leith, 12/02/11
Just got back from 3 weeks in the Tetons and Wind River Range. These shoes did everything. They were just as comfortable as my hiking boots for long (8 miles, ~4000' vertica…
- Robert, 08/25/10
These shoes rock, and yes I am going after the pun! I have worn everything from North Face flip flops to Solomon trail shoes for approaches, but nothing comes close to compet…
- Jenna, 11/13/11
Well sit on the foot. A great choice for hiking. I recommend them, great buy. Deficiencies have not found.…
- Oleg, 05/11/13
Great shoes. Footwear ideal for trekking or everyday use. Insert Gore-Tex kept my feet dry and comfortable. Shoes breathe really well and help keep my feet cool and hot days.…
- Oleg, 02/15/14
Got these for canyoneering because I wanted something that was like a lightweight hiker for the approaches and sticky for the scrambling sections. These shoes rock, if you'll…
- Dianne, 11/18/12
I am the quintessential picky-shoes person. I wear a size 10.5-11 womens; my feet are long, narrow-ish with narrower heel but spread out peasant toes. My search for hiking…
- Leslie, 10/18/13
I usually can only wear Clark's Wave shoes or New Balance SL2 styles because all others are too tight in the toe. I needed a Gortex shoe for hiking we plan to do in a rainy c…
- Vivian A, 05/30/12
La Sportiva Hiking Shoes
Whether you're attempting to climb Grass Mountain in Vermont or simply hike up the small hill in your back yard, La Sportiva hiking shoes are for those who are looking for ankle protection and a great way to help the environment. Let's face it, you'll have more awesome friends if you recycle and do your part to help out Mother Nature.
La Sportiva hiking shoes use IBS which stands for Impact Braking System, not the other kind of IBS you're thinking of. IBS takes the impact and pain in place of your knees, which is a sign of a true friend. The B5 Shoe takes the cake when it comes to hiking the easier routes by having a low top ankle but managing to keep the sticky XF rubber in the "climbing zone".
Let's get back to the environment, by checking out La Sportiva's hiking shoe, the FC ECO 4.0 GTX. As you probably guessed, the ECO stands for the ecological awareness this represents by using recycled materials for the uppers, sole, and inner sole. The FC ECO 4.0 GTX offers maximum ankle protection with a high top boot that offers maximum support if you're looking for
Take our word for it. Or don't. Either way, you should really take a look at our selection.