La Sportiva Electron

La Sportiva's snazzy trail-running trainer, the Electron, has become one of my footwear favorites—though perhaps not exactly in the way Sportiva intended. The Electron offers an intriguing blend of lightness and support. It is certainly not the lightest of the light, but at one pound, nine ounces per pair, it is quite light given the considerable level of support (more...)

— July 10, 2011

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ScottP July 10, 2011 at 5:13 pm

La Sportiva is an Italian company; of course being fashionable is on their list of priorities! :)

Steve July 11, 2011 at 6:38 pm

The girlfriend and I both use LaSportiva's Crosslites as approach shoes... Same shoe, I think, as the electron just with a mesh upper instead of leather. They work great on talus and, believe it or not, snow. Used them on the Glacier Canyon approach and egress to Dana Coulior last weekend. No complaints even with the weight of skis and boots on the back!