LA SPORTIVA TRAIL SHOES 2019 REVIEW: LA SPORTIVA KAPTIVA, KAPTIVA GTX & LA SPORTIVA BLIZZARD. By Jonathan Wyatt

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BEST OF LA SPORTIVA WINTER TRAIL SHOES! KAPTIVA, KAPTIVA GTX & BLIZZARD. Full review by Jonathan Wyatt, 6-times world mountain running champion and brand athlete. Learn from the best….Play video!

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LA SPORTIVA 2019-20: NOVELTIES

 

La Sportiva, the Trentino company, world leader in the field of outdoor footwear and clothing, opens 2019 in the name of eco-sustainability with solutions, materials and certifications designed to minimize the environmental impact of their products and give an even stronger and tangible sign of corporate commitment to the environment. The company’s commitment continues with new products, both in Apparel and Hardgoods , the heart of the FW19/20 collection, on show at ISPO.

The new Ski-Tour apparel line sees the launch of garments made entirely or partially from fabrics and padding obtained from the reuse of recycled polyester and certified by RePET®, resulting from the recycling of plastic bottles.

On the Hardgoods side, the collection of technical ski boots (skialp) is completed with Skorpius CR, a boot dedicated to advanced ski mountaineers with a reinforced carbon shell for powerful and safe skiing, triple compatibility with Tech, AT and Trab TR2 bindings and shell and cuff in the innovative and eco-compatible Pebax® Rnew® Bio-based material, a polymer obtained from castor oil plants. At the same time the company continues to invest in its “racing department” reaching the fifth edition of the famous race boot now under the name of STRATOS V (v as victory but also V as the Roman number five) further lightened (540 grams including the bootie) and already at the feet of the current world champion Michele Boscacci, who has just signed a new 5 year contract with the company.

Important news for the Footwear division too with the introduction of TX Top GTX, an approach shoe that is part of the famous Traverse X series with integrated gaiter and super gripping Vibram® Megagrip sole, the new born shoe for Winter Running Kaptiva GTX, a winter version of the long awaited SS19 model that uses the brand new Gore-Tex® Invisible Fit membrane, laminated directly onto the uppers for maximum flexibility and comfort, and Blizzard GTX: the first Trail Running shoe within the La Sportiva Mountain Running® collection with spikes integrated into the sole for safe running on snow and icy terrain.

 

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