La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0 Trail Running Shoe Review

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10 Responses

  1. Thomas says:

    Is this a review of the “Raptor Trail” (as pictured), or of the “Crosslite Trail” as referenced in your excellent review.

    I am asking because I want a “Neutral” shoe and am wondering if they are each “Neutral” shoes – the “Crosslite” and the “Raptor”.

  2. Hi Thomas,

    This review is of the Crosslite 2.0 and the shoes pictures are of the Crosslite 2.0. I can see how you might mix them up as they look very similar. As a neutral runner myself, I really enjoy the Crosslite 2.0. Hope this helps!

  3. scott says:

    have put about 50 miles on the 2.0 before they started to tear at the toe fold, both sides of both shoes. wore through two pairs of the crosslites without any problems. haven’t heard of any other tear issues, perhaps i got a lemon.

  4. I would definitely reach out to where you bought them or reach out to Sportiva Customer Service. Historically they have made high quality products.

  5. Kevlyn says:

    Heck of a job there, it aoblsuetly helps me out.

  6. RingoRun says:

    Hi Active Gear,

    Would you use this pair of shoes for a ultra trail running like 100 mile???

    I am actually using the Wildcat on utral trail it is awesome. The crosslite 2.0 have good caracteristic and would like to try in on ultra trail.

  7. Eddy says:

    @ Scott:
    I am having the same problems with the skylite 2.0…tearing up in the front where the rubber toe bumper meets the fabric.(crosslite 2.0 and skylite 2.0 have the same upper construction). I think it is an issue that needs to be addressed by La Sportiva.
    Other than that they’re great shoes!

  8. Eddy says:

    I had the same problem as Scott: I put about 40 miles on a pair of skylite 2.0 (same upper as the crosslite 2.0) and the fabric is starting to tear in front where the toe bumper meets the fabric, on the inside of the shoe. Durability is an issue.
    I read other reviews mentioning this problem as well.
    I don’t know I want to risk having the same problem buying a pair of crosslite 2.0.

  9. We’ve been running in the Crosslite 2.0’s for a few hundred miles and the shoe has been solid thus far with no durability issues. @Eddy, I would call or email La Sportiva customer service about the shoes, they have a good customer service program.

  10. Eddy says:

    I won the skylite 2.0 in a online contest, so they were free and I don’t think another pair would be any different and I don’t want the hassle of returning things. But I still would like to try the Crosslite 2.0…I’m sure the fit, feel and cushioning is perfect….but the durability is not….what to do.. what to do..? 🙂

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