Almost a century in business, La Sportiva is known for making legendary footwear in the Italian Dolomites and their running shoes are no exception. Thoughtful design and quality workmanship make them one of our go-to brands for trail shoes and apparel.
The Jackal from La Sportiva is the epitome of a long-distance running shoe by meeting the exacting demands of ultra runners. After all, when you spend that many hours on trail, you’ve got plenty of time to ponder your dream shoe. High on the wish list for..
When running long distances on trail, it’s a good idea to have a Jackal amount of cushion for your feet. Think about how many times per mile you step on rocks, roots, pebbles, sticks, and other hard uneven surfaces. Now multiply that number by a few dozen..
Do your feet yearn for rough mountain trails that demand focus and precision? Do your dream runs have seemingly endless obstacles? Well if so, you are on the right track here. La Sportiva has worked tirelessly to re-engineer the latest iteration of their ..
Bushido is the name of a moral code of conduct for Japanese Samurais. We’re not sure what that has to do with La Sportiva’s Bushido II shoe, unless, of course, the Samurais were trail runners that appreciated responsive, durable and protective shoes. If t..
The Mutant Shoe is a true mutation bred from a smattering of breakthrough technologies deep within La Sportiva’s R&D lab. All of this tweaking and experimentation has led to the creation of a highly durable, long-distance, mountain running shoe. A sho..
Europeans are known for their bright, sporty clothes and sometimes that can cause a bit of jealousy on this side of the pond. Thankfully, La Sportiva is bringing that look worldwide with the Limitless Shirt and its fun block patterns. But don’t worry, the..
Some days you get lucky and the mountains provide perfect, bluebird windless conditions while other times... not so much. Thankfully La Sportiva’s Blizzard Windbreaker jacket makes it so that you don’t have to leave it to chance. Ultralight and packable, ..
La Sportiva engineered these shorts with one goal in mind - the podium. Made for high output movement, the Medal Short won’t hold you back with its freedom-inducing 8-inch inseam, gusseted crotch, and comfortable inner brief underneath stretchy, quick-dry..
It turns out, Freccia means “arrow” in Italian so that should give you an idea of this short’s intentions - straight to the top. The La Sportiva Freccia is a minimalist short that focuses on freedom of movement while running so you have one less thing to ..
Sahara, Mojave, Sonora, Gobi, your local trail midsummer - it doesn’t matter! High temps and high output are no match for the La Sportiva Drift Tank. As a result, there’s no need to back down from a run just because the sun is putting off some serious hea..
For the type of runner who’s well aware of wind’s heat-zapping capabilities but refuses to be weighed down by a bulky jacket, La Sportiva has literally got you covered with the Briza Windbreaker. This ultralight piece features windproof materials on the c..
Do you find yourself asking for too much out of one shoe? "I want a burly, rock-scrambling, do-it-all, lightweight shoe with rocket boosters.” Well, the La Sportiva Mutant delivers on all of those things (minus the rocket boosters). The Mutant has been a ..
Cut the shackles! The La Sportiva Podium Tight Shorts are so form-fitting it will feel like someone has freed you... Freed you to romp over trails in such comfort that you’ll end up on the podium without much effort. Okay, so they don’t actually make you ..
No need to reinvent the wheel here! The La Sportiva Advisor does its job and does it admirably. It keeps the sun out of your eyes and uses quality materials to increase durability, wick sweat, dry quickly, and look good. As with all running gear worth its..
In the natural world, clouds and shadows are the only protection from the unrelenting sun. So for those bluebird exposed, midday runs, your only option is artificial protection such as the La Sportiva Stream Cap. Like a good cap should, it keeps the brigh..
We all have hurdles in life to clear. As trail runners sometimes those hurdles are literal mountains. If you're lining up a whole bunch of hurdles throw on some Akyra's from La Sportiva and get hoppin'! The Akyra is built for rugged mountain running with ..
Welcome to the future! The La Sportiva Cyklon feels like a glimpse into the crystal ball of skyrunning shoes. A brain child collaboration between La Sportiva and BOA, the Cyklon is an impressive end result that provides everything you need for skyraces an..
When a legendary footwear maker brainstorms with the inventor of industry-changing lacing technology, it’s perfectly acceptable to expect radical results. And radical is what we got with the La Sportiva Cyklon. It is a trail running race shoe that enables..
While many hang their running shoes up when the fluffy stuff starts to fall from the sky, many others do not, and persevere through the sleet, snow, and ice that is representational of winter. It is for these diehard runners that La Sportiva created the H..
Do you even trail run in winter?! Well now you can so no more excuses, the La Sportiva Blizzard GTX can handle tough conditions when you find yourself running in a winter wonderland. Like its name suggests, the Blizzard GTX shines its brightest in incleme..
Considering the bold style and innovative materials, it makes sense that La Sportiva says the Slipstream Tank is inspired by the speed of light. We can neither confirm nor deny this claim, but we can promise that the Slipstream does everything in its powe..
The Akasha is back! Loved by many runners for its legendary comfort and do-it-all attitude, La Sportiva took it off the menu for a few seasons but brought it back better than ever with increased durability, protection, and breathability. The La Sportiva A..
Soon after the evolution of bipedalism, humanity began to shed its furry overcoat in favor of a more breathable, hairless approach to life. La Sportiva has picked up where Homo Neanderthalis left off with the Wave Shirt - a lightweight and breathable addi..
Fuel? Check. Hydration? Check. Weather forecast? Unchecked. When the weather takes a turn towards soggy, the La Sportiva Drizzle Overpant is a must-have. Sustainably certified, 2.5 layer ripstop fabric will hold up to whatever the precipitation gods can u..
Trailrunning may not be an Olympic sport, but that doesn't mean you should lose out on the benefits of those snazzy track singlets. Featuring a race-style back and a subtle v-neck cut, the La Sportiva Joy Tank will turn heads and shed heat on the trail. C..
We here at SkyRun love long training hours as much as anyone, but eventually, it's time to cash in the fitness and go racing! This is where the La Sportiva Sky Tank comes into play. HeiQ Smart Temp technology actively regulates your body temperature, keep..
La Sportiva's Timing shorts are designed to attract jealous glares as you speed past your competitors! These shorts feature a small storage pocket to hold the essentials, so you don't have to ponder the question of whether you stashed your valuables safel..
In the deserts of the Southwestern United States, native species have developed adaptations to survive the heat of the midday sun. Although you may not boast the innate advantages of the saguaro cactus or kangaroo rat, La Sportiva's Zenith Sun Cap is a gr..
With long-distance runs in mind, the La Sportiva Captive Top is designed to keep you comfortable while you churn out mile after mile. Body-mapped fabric venting prevents overheating, even during the hottest of midsummer days. Sturdy shoulder straps, racer..
There are a lot of great reasons to trail run in a skirt since they’re breezy, stylish, functional, feminine, and just plain fun! But don’t stress yourself out thinking of which reasons appeal to you because the La Sportiva Swift Ultra Skirt 5’’ checks al..
Calling all head sweating, mouth breathing, desert rat, hot weather running folks! La Sportiva's Hive Cap is going to be your new best friend. This unique piece of headgear is the ultimate in breathability thanks to the innovative brim that's made out of ..
“Snowy trail, take me up, to a peak, where I belong.” I can hear everyone singing along as they skip their way up or down their favorite snow-covered trail in their Cyklon Cross GTX shoes from La Sportiva. Based on the popular Cyklon shoe it was decided t..
USPS employees aren’t the only ones who can’t be stopped by inclement weather. For the absolute nut job runners out there, La Sportiva’s Cyklon Cross GTX shoe was made just for you. Don’t let snow slow you down or end your season, these highly weather res..