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CROSSOVER GTX

item #: 16A
price: $165

A lightweight waterproof trail shoe with a burly outsole and an integrated gaiter

CROSSOVER GTX

A lightweight waterproof trail shoe with a burly outsole and an integrated gaiter

Breathable integrated gaiter with an articulated assymetrical zipper to keep out trail debris, snow or sand. Gore-Tex® lining to keep feet warm and dry. Quick cinch closure on the gaiter keeps feet protected. Designed for fast running in wet muddy conditions.

IDEAL TERRAIN:  trail running in wet, snowy or dry gravely conditions

WEIGHT: 12.73 oz / 361 g

LAST: Racing Lite

FIT: Performance

UPPER: AirMesh/ Uretech/ TPU overlay/ Integrated gaiter with articulated zipper

LINING: Gore-Tex® Extendend Comfort Footwear

MIDSOLE: Dual-density MEMlex/ TrailShock w/ Nylon® molded shank/High-tensile composite RockGuard

DROP(mm):  8mm

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

SIZES: 36-47.5 (half sizes)

COLOR: Black

ITEM NUMBER: 16A

PRICE: $165 USD



Product Reviews

Trever - Morrisville, NC
09.10.12

Overall these shoes ran well. I'm a HUGE fan of the Crosslites and expected similar performance. These shoes are more rigid IMO than the cross-lites and that's not a problem. My BIGGEST issue with these shoes is that while they may keep water out, the sure keep sweat in. I sweat quite a bit and after running only 6 miles I dumped nearly a cup of sweat out of each shoe. That's just a recipe for disaster. I'll give these shoes a try again 'round winter time but I have to switch back to the crosslites.

Bernie B - Silt, CO
07.30.12

I climbed some fourteeners and a high thirteener down by Telluride, (El Diente, Wilson Peak, Mt. Wilson and Gladstone Peak) and wore the Crossover GTX. It was the perfect shoe to wear as the conditions deteriorated in some heavy rain. The ankle wrap kept all the small rocks and mud out of the shoes in the slide areas. Also had to kick steps into a steep snowfield couloir for about 200 yards on El Diente, and amazingly my feet stayed dry!

Todd - sunnyvale, CA
05.25.12

I'd like to echo some earlier comments re: sizing. These shoes run very small. I normally wear a US10-10.5 so I purchased the equivalent 43.5. I have slightly wide feet which usually fits easily into 'normal' width shoes. In this case, I'm going to exchange for a full size larger. Can't wait to get to try these out - construction seems top notch!

Sara - Yarker, ON
04.11.11

I never thought I'd like a Gortex shoe, but after trying these out on a cold November day of punching through thin ice into cold mud and water, I changed my mind. It's such a strange and wonderful feeling to have dry feet on runs like this. I had no idea! They are also perfect for running in wet snow (great traction and warmth), and snowshoe running (the gaiter is nice).

Bruce G. - Delta, BC
04.09.11

This shoe is a natural for winter running on packed snow, or snowshoe running. The Goretex body helps keep feet warm and dry, while the integrated gaiter keeps snow out of the shoe.

Jared - SLC, UT
04.06.11

The best shoe ever for gnarly conditions. I have the Hobnails installed and I feel like I could tackle anything.

Bernie B. - Silt, CO
04.05.11

I've long been a fan of the Crosslite, using them in every trail race I've run for the past two years, but I recently got a pair of Crossover GTX's for winter/mud conditions and have found a new best friend! I used the GTX's to claim first tracks around Trappers Lake in up to 8 inches of snow in 19~30 degree temperatures. There were numerous stream crossings with ice covered boulders to navigate, and though I slipped into the water, my feet stayed dry, and surprisingly warm. I used them again to climb/run up Sievers Mountain in the Maroon Bells Wilderness to over 13,000 ft.el. in a muddy, rocky, snowy streambed filled rushing snowmelt. Again, my feet stayed warm and dry, and I was able to navigate the rocks comfortably in the gnarly tread. On another run on the Flat Tops Wilderness, I spent part of the morning trailing a bear in 4 inches of fresh fallen snow up a rocky gully, across highland meadows, stream beds, marshes and aspen forests. Once again, the GTX performed brilliantly, keeping snow, rocks, mud, water, sticks, and autumn seeds out of my shoes while gripping like a bear paw with claws. Yesterday, while bushwacking through an aspen forest in up to a foot of snow, I stumbled upon a small herd of elk, and just because I was heading the same way they were, I ran down a 60 degree slope behind them. You gotta love a shoe that can do that. I didn't think the Crosslites could be improved upon, but in nasty conditions, the GTX is the better choice. The problem is, now I have to rethink "runnable." The GTX has opened some new doors. Love it!
Gotta run,
Bernie

Bill W. - Superior, CO
04.05.11

I've been running in the Crossover's exclusively all winter and view them as de rigueur for winter trail running in Boulder, Colorado, where you'll run on dirt, rocks, ice, packed snow, and fresh powder. The built-in gaiter and Gortex material will keep your feet dry even in deep snow. The substantial lugs give you great traction in snow, but to make the shoes complete you have to add eight hobnails to each shoe (placed in the lugs, obviously). Now the shoes are ideal on ice, as long as the ice isn't too steep. Then if you are doing really steep, icy trails, add Kahtoola Microspikes. I used these shoes to run up/down Pikes Peak (14,110 feet) in January. The only change I made was to put chemical toe warmers into the shoes. There are some sizing issues. You'll want to get these shoes at least a half-size bigger than the CrossLights and possibly a full size bigger. It must be something about the GTX or putting on the gaiter that shrinks the shoes. Also, these shoes are for people with a narrow foot and it is quite challenging to zip up the gaiter if you have a high instep - I do and the trouble I have zipping this shoe is worth it to me.

Mark T. - Castro Valley, CA
04.05.11

--best for snow; muddy, wet weather with deep puddles, extra-thick mud, or shallow stream crossings
--built-in gaiters set an industry standard of excellence

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  • Features
    • Breathable integrated gaiter with an articulated assymetrical zipper to keep out trail debris, snow or sand. Gore-Tex® lining to keep feet warm and dry. Quick cinch closure on the gaiter keeps feet protected. Designed for fast running in wet muddy conditions.

      IDEAL TERRAIN:  trail running in wet, snowy or dry gravely conditions
  • Tech Specs
    • WEIGHT: 12.73 oz / 361 g

      LAST: Racing Lite

      FIT: Performance

      UPPER: AirMesh/ Uretech/ TPU overlay/ Integrated gaiter with articulated zipper

      LINING: Gore-Tex® Extendend Comfort Footwear

      MIDSOLE: Dual-density MEMlex/ TrailShock w/ Nylon® molded shank/High-tensile composite RockGuard

      DROP(mm):  8mm

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

      SIZES: 36-47.5 (half sizes)

      COLOR: Black

      ITEM NUMBER: 16A

      PRICE: $165 USD


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  • Reviews
    • Trever - Morrisville, NC
      09.10.12

      Overall these shoes ran well. I'm a HUGE fan of the Crosslites and expected similar performance. These shoes are more rigid IMO than the cross-lites and that's not a problem. My BIGGEST issue with these shoes is that while they may keep water out, the sure keep sweat in. I sweat quite a bit and after running only 6 miles I dumped nearly a cup of sweat out of each shoe. That's just a recipe for disaster. I'll give these shoes a try again 'round winter time but I have to switch back to the crosslites.

    • Bernie B - Silt, CO
      07.30.12

      I climbed some fourteeners and a high thirteener down by Telluride, (El Diente, Wilson Peak, Mt. Wilson and Gladstone Peak) and wore the Crossover GTX. It was the perfect shoe to wear as the conditions deteriorated in some heavy rain. The ankle wrap kept all the small rocks and mud out of the shoes in the slide areas. Also had to kick steps into a steep snowfield couloir for about 200 yards on El Diente, and amazingly my feet stayed dry!

    • Todd - sunnyvale, CA
      05.25.12

      I'd like to echo some earlier comments re: sizing. These shoes run very small. I normally wear a US10-10.5 so I purchased the equivalent 43.5. I have slightly wide feet which usually fits easily into 'normal' width shoes. In this case, I'm going to exchange for a full size larger. Can't wait to get to try these out - construction seems top notch!

    • Sara - Yarker, ON
      04.11.11

      I never thought I'd like a Gortex shoe, but after trying these out on a cold November day of punching through thin ice into cold mud and water, I changed my mind. It's such a strange and wonderful feeling to have dry feet on runs like this. I had no idea! They are also perfect for running in wet snow (great traction and warmth), and snowshoe running (the gaiter is nice).

    • Bruce G. - Delta, BC
      04.09.11

      This shoe is a natural for winter running on packed snow, or snowshoe running. The Goretex body helps keep feet warm and dry, while the integrated gaiter keeps snow out of the shoe.

    • Jared - SLC, UT
      04.06.11

      The best shoe ever for gnarly conditions. I have the Hobnails installed and I feel like I could tackle anything.

    • Bernie B. - Silt, CO
      04.05.11

      I've long been a fan of the Crosslite, using them in every trail race I've run for the past two years, but I recently got a pair of Crossover GTX's for winter/mud conditions and have found a new best friend! I used the GTX's to claim first tracks around Trappers Lake in up to 8 inches of snow in 19~30 degree temperatures. There were numerous stream crossings with ice covered boulders to navigate, and though I slipped into the water, my feet stayed dry, and surprisingly warm. I used them again to climb/run up Sievers Mountain in the Maroon Bells Wilderness to over 13,000 ft.el. in a muddy, rocky, snowy streambed filled rushing snowmelt. Again, my feet stayed warm and dry, and I was able to navigate the rocks comfortably in the gnarly tread. On another run on the Flat Tops Wilderness, I spent part of the morning trailing a bear in 4 inches of fresh fallen snow up a rocky gully, across highland meadows, stream beds, marshes and aspen forests. Once again, the GTX performed brilliantly, keeping snow, rocks, mud, water, sticks, and autumn seeds out of my shoes while gripping like a bear paw with claws. Yesterday, while bushwacking through an aspen forest in up to a foot of snow, I stumbled upon a small herd of elk, and just because I was heading the same way they were, I ran down a 60 degree slope behind them. You gotta love a shoe that can do that. I didn't think the Crosslites could be improved upon, but in nasty conditions, the GTX is the better choice. The problem is, now I have to rethink "runnable." The GTX has opened some new doors. Love it!
      Gotta run,
      Bernie

    • Bill W. - Superior, CO
      04.05.11

      I've been running in the Crossover's exclusively all winter and view them as de rigueur for winter trail running in Boulder, Colorado, where you'll run on dirt, rocks, ice, packed snow, and fresh powder. The built-in gaiter and Gortex material will keep your feet dry even in deep snow. The substantial lugs give you great traction in snow, but to make the shoes complete you have to add eight hobnails to each shoe (placed in the lugs, obviously). Now the shoes are ideal on ice, as long as the ice isn't too steep. Then if you are doing really steep, icy trails, add Kahtoola Microspikes. I used these shoes to run up/down Pikes Peak (14,110 feet) in January. The only change I made was to put chemical toe warmers into the shoes. There are some sizing issues. You'll want to get these shoes at least a half-size bigger than the CrossLights and possibly a full size bigger. It must be something about the GTX or putting on the gaiter that shrinks the shoes. Also, these shoes are for people with a narrow foot and it is quite challenging to zip up the gaiter if you have a high instep - I do and the trouble I have zipping this shoe is worth it to me.

    • Mark T. - Castro Valley, CA
      04.05.11

      --best for snow; muddy, wet weather with deep puddles, extra-thick mud, or shallow stream crossings
      --built-in gaiters set an industry standard of excellence

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