LA SPORTIVA CYKLON CROSS GTX: MOUNTAIN RUNNING SHOES FOR TECHNICAL TERRAIN AND EXTREME CONDITIONS
LA SPORTIVA CYKLON CROSS GTX: MOUNTAIN RUNNING SHOES FOR TECHNICAL TERRAIN AND EXTREME CONDITIONS. Our TRAIL RUNNING SHOES section continues with the winter updates for this 22/23 and today bring us another specific winter conditions shoes, the new La Sportiva Cyklon Cross GTX.
Shoes specifically designed for extreme weather conditions, technical terrain, snow, cold and muddy trails, arriving with a price of 262,90€ (can be found online for 230€-240€), a weight of 355 grams for a drop of 7 mm.
LA SPORTIVA CYKLON CROSS GTX:
262.90€ |355 G. | 7MM DROP
Cyklon Cross GTX® is the technical Mountain Running® shoe with integrated water-repellent gaiter and BOA® Fit System lacing. Designed for off-road training and competitions in the winter months and suitable for use with snowshoes. The GORE-TEX® membrane is waterproof and breathable, working in synergy with the water-repellent gaiter to prevent mud and snow getting in.
The overall fit comfort is achieved through the “Easy-in” system that makes it quick and easy to put the shoes on. The BOA® Fit System offers greater precision and speed when adjusting the fit of the shoe.
The La Sportiva shoes are structured according to short, medium and long distance, according to its chasis/fit for narrow feet, width or regular, depending on its midsole in more and less reactive and according to its sole in soft terrain, ice, stone or all terrain and depending on duration and grip.
But in addition, we must also take into account its sole on soft ground, ice, stone or off-road and depending on the duration and grip. Above, the graph of soles with varied friction and durability.
The FriXion range consists of 5 types of compounds used in mountain running and climbing footwear.
LA SPORTIVA CYKLON CROSS GTX: DATA SHEET.
- Price: 262,90€
- Weight: 35 gr
- Stack Height: 26,5 mm/19,5mm
- Drop: 7 mm
- Gaiter:two-way stretch water-repellent anti-drag scuff-resistant single mesh + water-repellent lateral YKK® zip with coating
- Upper: 3D scuff-resistant, anti-drag mesh + Microfibre all-round band with scuff-resistant coating + TPU toe cap
- Arch support: Ortholite® Hybrid Mountain Running4 mm Ergonomic
- Midsole: EVA-injected shock-absorbing and bio-density with stabiliser insert
- Sole: optimum grip FriXion® White suitable for use with AT Grip spikes
LA SPORTIVA CYKLON CROSS GTX: HIGHLIGHTS
- Water-repellent gaiter in two-way stretch mesh
- Waterproof GORE-TEX® membrane with Flex Construction
- Quick, precise fastening system – BOA® Fit System
- “Easy-in” opening to make fitting the shoe quick and easy.
- Reflectors on gaiter and tape for use in the dark
- Sole in FriXion White, offering excellent grip and designed to be used with AT Grip spikes to enhance grip on snowy and icy terrain.
3D scuff-resistant, anti-drag mesh + Microfibre all-round band with scuff-resistant coating + TPU toe cap
EVA – INJECTED: High degree of cushoning and high elasticity of the fabric. These features assist “push off” during the propulsion phase while running, making these models who use injected midsoles, ideal for use on off-road trails.
Furthermore, EVA Injected midsole drastically reduce the “squash” effect of the EVA over time, allowing the product to mantain the same features for its entire duration.
The sole is made from FriXion® White, a mix that offers excellent grip and is designed to be used with AT Grip spikes to enhance grip on snowy and icy terrain. A must-have for anyone who loves to run and compete, even in the winter months. Cyklon Cross GTX®: for winter.
LA SPORTIVA CYKLON CROSS GTX: CONCLUSION
We have here a very technical shoe, designed for extreme conditions and mountain activities in high terrain, suitable for medium-distance training, in winter or in summer on softer, more technical mountain terrain, very similar to the SCARPA RIBELLE RUN KALIBRA that we presented you here last week.
Obviously, it is not a daily training shoe, unless you live in the Alps, Scandinavian countries, Alaska or any similar area where snow and cold require our feet to be more protected in our daily training activities.
Personally i see as a very interesting product to be also used in some high tours in summer, where crossing snow fields might be required and the use of mountaineering gear too, such as crampons with the added value of having the possibility to be used with AT Grip spikes to enhance grip on snowy and icy terrain.
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