These were my first pair of “trail shoes”. I’ve always worn big, heavy, leather, waterproofed hiking boots. Then I went to a presentation about fast-packing and how 1lb on your foot is like 5lbs on your back. These shoes weigh in at 24 ounces, whereas my ASOLO backpacking boots weigh in at around 60 ounces. So if the 1lbs of footwear is 5lbs on your back, then checking down to these shoes is like dropping 11.25 lbs. from my pack. I have to admit, it sure feels like I did after a long day, they’re super light. The sole is very grippy and even do well on wet rocks. Now, they will get wet if I step into a deep puddle or stream, but they would dry quickly, so that’s the compromise. Some may say well I like the ankle support of backpacking boots, but that’s a personal choice, and I invite you all to try a trail runner. This is a fantastic shoe!
CLOSEOUTS . Conquer the toughest trails without losing speed, support or balance in La Sportiva?s Lynx trail running shoes, designed with a grippy FriXion(R) outsole and an impact braking system that … more info.