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C-LITE 2.0

item #: 16F
price: $110

A lightweight low profile aggressive shoe for trail running in demanding condtions

C-LITE 2.0

A lightweight low profile aggressive shoe for trail running in demanding condtions

  • Injection molded ergonomic EVA midsole creates a stable, lightweight, flexible platform  
  • Slip lasted upper hugs the foot with no dead spots and provides the best fit possible
  • AirMesh upper is extremely debris and water resistant while still providing maximum breathability
IDEAL TERRAIN:  trail running and racing in every condition especially wet and muddy

 

WEIGHT: 10.7oz /     300g

LAST: Tempo 2

FIT: Medium/Wide

UPPER: AirMesh/ Uretech

LINING: Mesh (back half and tongue only)

MIDSOLE: MEMlex/ TPU stabilizer

DROP(mm):   8mm

CUSHIONING: 32A

SOLE: FriXion® AT/ Impact Brake System V-Groove

SIZES: 38-47.5  (half sizes)

COLOR: Black

ITEM NUMBER:16F

PRICE: $110 USD


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Product Reviews

Jacob - Payette, ID
07.25.13

Wow a pair of theses shoes at a half marathon race a couple years ago in a drawing. What great shoes. I have run so many miles in them trail running in the rocky mountains. Just got into ultra running and did a 50k and a 40 milers with them. They are starting to get wore out but but all the miles i put on they are due for a replacement. Great Shoes, Must try them for your self.

Croman - Tacoma, WA
07.06.13

I ran the Zugspitz Ultratrail on 21 June 2013 in these. !00km in the German/Austrian Alps. The shoes performed beyond my expectations. From mud to gravel to snowfields, I experienced phenomenal traction. The fit was snug; not too tight but no slipping inside. No rubbing, no hot-spots, no blisters. I cannot recommend this shoe highly enough.

Kirk - Willingboro, NJ
10.23.12

I bought these shoes off a recommendation from a trail running blog and haven't regretted it.

To date of this posting I have ran three obstacle races/mud runs and they out performed my expectations. They can handle the abuse of a Spartan Race, the variety of mud that the USMC had at the USMC Ultimate Challenge Mud Run, and Tough Mudder.

During all the above mentioned races when other races lost their shoes these shoes remained firm on my foot.

Initially when I bought the shoes they where tight and small but once I was able to loosen the laces they fit like a glove.

The treads on the bottom grip well in even the most slick of mud hills. The water shoe like top is sung around your foot and lets you know it is not coming off.

Overall an excellent buy and I look forward to running more races with them.

Marc - Foxboro, MA
07.16.12

I just completed the Tough Mudder in VT this weekend with these. What an AMAZING shoe! They are very light but rugged, and incredibly comfortable. These shoes kept their grip even in the slipperiest obstacles. I watched several people slipping in the mud while I didn't have any trouble at all. To top it off, after one wash they look nearly brand new, aside from a few scrapes. They are a MUST if you are planning on doing a TM event! I'll definitely be using them again next year!

Jonathan - Amherst, MA
06.12.12

This shoe strikes such a perfect balance between functionality vs light weight. The toe protection up front is reassuring, and the stability is outstanding. Yet the shoes keeps you to close to the ground without being excessively built up like so many trail runners that probably appeal more to the fashion set than anything else. The integrated lace covering works perfectly – yet another example of the shoe’s well-thought-out yet no-gimmicks approach. The grip is especially impressively on loose terrain. I often hike on a trail that has some steep section with very loose old volcanic rock – with my toddler daughter strapped to my back (after we finally get her to stop trying to hike those sections on her own). The Crosslite 2.0 grips so well on those sections that I feel like I have crampons – those little plastic nobs are that effective!

Keith - Sterling heights, MI
04.16.12

Just wore the Sportiva C-Lite 2 for the Tough Mudder in Amherst Ohio. Not only is it a good looking shoe, the functionality is phenomenal. As I sit here typing this, everything on my body is sore, except my feet! The traction was great, they stayed on tight, performed like a champ. I'd highly recommend them to any future Mudder.

A fellow mudder on my team had the same shoes, and feels exactly the same. We touted our shoes the entire course constantly yelling "Sportiva!" at the top of our lungs when we'd encounter an obstacle that others with lesser shoes might have had trouble with. Great shoe, the end!

Derrick - Yarker, ON
06.29.11

Having been a long-time member of the La Sportiva Crosslite Fan Club, I was a little surprised to see the release of the Crosslite 2.0 this spring. Afterall, I have run through 15 pairs of the original Crosslite, loved them, never blistered during a 100 miler with them and just couldn’t think of a way to improve upon them.

It was comforting to hear that both were still going to be in the La Sportiva line, but that still left me a little confused about why both were needed. That is, until I spent a number of trail hours in the 2.0’s.

The first thing that stuck out when I first slipped them on was that the 2.0 had a slightly different fit. They were a little wider in the forefoot, had more height in the midfoot, and a slightly deeper heel. This extra room would certainly appeal to those with a wider foot or higher instep who might not have been able to wear the originals. The added depth in the heel counter is the part of the fit that I appreciated the most as I found it gave me a more secure fit in the heel on long uphill climbs.

Once I got running in the Crosslite 2.0’s, the biggest differences in the performance of the shoe really shone through. The midsole of the 2.0 seemed to be considerably softer than the original; both in the rearfoot and forefoot. Even with the added cushioning in the midsole, I was surprised at how well the 2.0’s flexed right out of the box. This was something that I found took a few runs before the originals flexed the way that I liked them to.

Even with the added cushioning, I didn’t find that I felt like I was up too high or unstable at all while running in the 2.0. This was probably partially due to having a lower heel drop of only 8 mm; compared to 10 mm in the original Crosslite. The rearfoot stability was also enhanced in the 2.0 with the addition of an external heel stabilizer. For heel strikers, this rearfoot support would be another welcome addition, however even though I am more of a midfoot/forefoot striker, I found the added stability to be very helpful on traverses.

There is nothing different in the outersole in the Crosslite 2.0, as it offers the same exceptional traction as the original in all surfaces with the use of FriXion. So, the big question is, why would someone want to go with the Crosslite 2.0 over the original Crosslite? The short answer would be: Don’t. Instead, use them both. They have their own individual strengths that they make a great 1-2 (2.0) combination.

While, I still do not think that the Crosslite 2.0 will entirely replace my beloved original Crosslites on all of my runs, they have certainly given me a little more protection for my feet and body on days that I may need just a little bit more than the originals. All at a slightly lighter weight at only 10.7 oz.

jason - thomaston, GA
05.02.11

great shoe... fits like a glove.. i have worn all brands of trail shoes... this one is hands down the best.. i took it on a rock garden of a trail with constant elevation changes... long climbs, steep downhills... stable, light and great downhill braking.... NO BLISTERS... right out of the box...

Bruce G. - Delta, BC
04.09.11

The updated Crosslite model has made an already great shoe even better, with more heel stability, a slightly wider fit, a more aggressive heel strike zone, and a more durable fabric construction. They still maintain their light weight, low profile, and slipper-like comfort. These are a must-have for the muddy, wet rain forests of the Pacific Northwest!

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  • Features
      • Injection molded ergonomic EVA midsole creates a stable, lightweight, flexible platform  
      • Slip lasted upper hugs the foot with no dead spots and provides the best fit possible
      • AirMesh upper is extremely debris and water resistant while still providing maximum breathability
      IDEAL TERRAIN:  trail running and racing in every condition especially wet and muddy

       

  • Tech Specs
    • WEIGHT: 10.7oz /     300g

      LAST: Tempo 2

      FIT: Medium/Wide

      UPPER: AirMesh/ Uretech

      LINING: Mesh (back half and tongue only)

      MIDSOLE: MEMlex/ TPU stabilizer

      DROP(mm):   8mm

      CUSHIONING: 32A

      SOLE: FriXion® AT/ Impact Brake System V-Groove

      SIZES: 38-47.5  (half sizes)

      COLOR: Black

      ITEM NUMBER:16F

      PRICE: $110 USD


  • Reviews
    • Jacob - Payette, ID
      07.25.13

      Wow a pair of theses shoes at a half marathon race a couple years ago in a drawing. What great shoes. I have run so many miles in them trail running in the rocky mountains. Just got into ultra running and did a 50k and a 40 milers with them. They are starting to get wore out but but all the miles i put on they are due for a replacement. Great Shoes, Must try them for your self.

    • Croman - Tacoma, WA
      07.06.13

      I ran the Zugspitz Ultratrail on 21 June 2013 in these. !00km in the German/Austrian Alps. The shoes performed beyond my expectations. From mud to gravel to snowfields, I experienced phenomenal traction. The fit was snug; not too tight but no slipping inside. No rubbing, no hot-spots, no blisters. I cannot recommend this shoe highly enough.

    • Kirk - Willingboro, NJ
      10.23.12

      I bought these shoes off a recommendation from a trail running blog and haven't regretted it.

      To date of this posting I have ran three obstacle races/mud runs and they out performed my expectations. They can handle the abuse of a Spartan Race, the variety of mud that the USMC had at the USMC Ultimate Challenge Mud Run, and Tough Mudder.

      During all the above mentioned races when other races lost their shoes these shoes remained firm on my foot.

      Initially when I bought the shoes they where tight and small but once I was able to loosen the laces they fit like a glove.

      The treads on the bottom grip well in even the most slick of mud hills. The water shoe like top is sung around your foot and lets you know it is not coming off.

      Overall an excellent buy and I look forward to running more races with them.

    • Marc - Foxboro, MA
      07.16.12

      I just completed the Tough Mudder in VT this weekend with these. What an AMAZING shoe! They are very light but rugged, and incredibly comfortable. These shoes kept their grip even in the slipperiest obstacles. I watched several people slipping in the mud while I didn't have any trouble at all. To top it off, after one wash they look nearly brand new, aside from a few scrapes. They are a MUST if you are planning on doing a TM event! I'll definitely be using them again next year!

    • Jonathan - Amherst, MA
      06.12.12

      This shoe strikes such a perfect balance between functionality vs light weight. The toe protection up front is reassuring, and the stability is outstanding. Yet the shoes keeps you to close to the ground without being excessively built up like so many trail runners that probably appeal more to the fashion set than anything else. The integrated lace covering works perfectly – yet another example of the shoe’s well-thought-out yet no-gimmicks approach. The grip is especially impressively on loose terrain. I often hike on a trail that has some steep section with very loose old volcanic rock – with my toddler daughter strapped to my back (after we finally get her to stop trying to hike those sections on her own). The Crosslite 2.0 grips so well on those sections that I feel like I have crampons – those little plastic nobs are that effective!

    • Keith - Sterling heights, MI
      04.16.12

      Just wore the Sportiva C-Lite 2 for the Tough Mudder in Amherst Ohio. Not only is it a good looking shoe, the functionality is phenomenal. As I sit here typing this, everything on my body is sore, except my feet! The traction was great, they stayed on tight, performed like a champ. I'd highly recommend them to any future Mudder.

      A fellow mudder on my team had the same shoes, and feels exactly the same. We touted our shoes the entire course constantly yelling "Sportiva!" at the top of our lungs when we'd encounter an obstacle that others with lesser shoes might have had trouble with. Great shoe, the end!

    • Derrick - Yarker, ON
      06.29.11

      Having been a long-time member of the La Sportiva Crosslite Fan Club, I was a little surprised to see the release of the Crosslite 2.0 this spring. Afterall, I have run through 15 pairs of the original Crosslite, loved them, never blistered during a 100 miler with them and just couldn’t think of a way to improve upon them.

      It was comforting to hear that both were still going to be in the La Sportiva line, but that still left me a little confused about why both were needed. That is, until I spent a number of trail hours in the 2.0’s.

      The first thing that stuck out when I first slipped them on was that the 2.0 had a slightly different fit. They were a little wider in the forefoot, had more height in the midfoot, and a slightly deeper heel. This extra room would certainly appeal to those with a wider foot or higher instep who might not have been able to wear the originals. The added depth in the heel counter is the part of the fit that I appreciated the most as I found it gave me a more secure fit in the heel on long uphill climbs.

      Once I got running in the Crosslite 2.0’s, the biggest differences in the performance of the shoe really shone through. The midsole of the 2.0 seemed to be considerably softer than the original; both in the rearfoot and forefoot. Even with the added cushioning in the midsole, I was surprised at how well the 2.0’s flexed right out of the box. This was something that I found took a few runs before the originals flexed the way that I liked them to.

      Even with the added cushioning, I didn’t find that I felt like I was up too high or unstable at all while running in the 2.0. This was probably partially due to having a lower heel drop of only 8 mm; compared to 10 mm in the original Crosslite. The rearfoot stability was also enhanced in the 2.0 with the addition of an external heel stabilizer. For heel strikers, this rearfoot support would be another welcome addition, however even though I am more of a midfoot/forefoot striker, I found the added stability to be very helpful on traverses.

      There is nothing different in the outersole in the Crosslite 2.0, as it offers the same exceptional traction as the original in all surfaces with the use of FriXion. So, the big question is, why would someone want to go with the Crosslite 2.0 over the original Crosslite? The short answer would be: Don’t. Instead, use them both. They have their own individual strengths that they make a great 1-2 (2.0) combination.

      While, I still do not think that the Crosslite 2.0 will entirely replace my beloved original Crosslites on all of my runs, they have certainly given me a little more protection for my feet and body on days that I may need just a little bit more than the originals. All at a slightly lighter weight at only 10.7 oz.

    • jason - thomaston, GA
      05.02.11

      great shoe... fits like a glove.. i have worn all brands of trail shoes... this one is hands down the best.. i took it on a rock garden of a trail with constant elevation changes... long climbs, steep downhills... stable, light and great downhill braking.... NO BLISTERS... right out of the box...

    • Bruce G. - Delta, BC
      04.09.11

      The updated Crosslite model has made an already great shoe even better, with more heel stability, a slightly wider fit, a more aggressive heel strike zone, and a more durable fabric construction. They still maintain their light weight, low profile, and slipper-like comfort. These are a must-have for the muddy, wet rain forests of the Pacific Northwest!

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