Since arriving in the US, the Italian company La Sportiva has established itself as an exceptional producer of highly technical trail shoes. Their new weather resistant, La Sportive Tempesta GTX, will be a welcoming addition to their trail running line-up.
Avid La Sportiva users will notice the Tempesta’s shoe construction resembles the current La Sportiva Mutant. With the Tempesta featuring a similar FriXion AT outsole aligned with V-Groove lugs, this shoe should offer optimal traction on loose, muddy surfaces. Midsole components also match the Mutant, with a Molded EVA foam placed across the midsole to give the Tempesta a cushioned underfoot. Plus, a similar TPU Heel Stabilizer should help keep your heel stable during tough climbs and descents.
What will set the Tempesta GTX apart, however, is the Gore–Flex lined upper that should give the shoe a weather protective design. This paired with an internal Gore-Tex bootie should help ward off snow and water to keep your feet dry during less than ideal conditions. On the top, a durable air mesh layer will add extra coverage from debris without hindering breathability.
Preliminary Tech Specs
Stack height*: 24mm heel, 14mm forefoot, 10mm heel-toe offset
Weight*: 11.3 oz (men’s size 9), 9.0 oz (women’s size 7)
*Production stack heights and weights may differ from the preliminary data listed here.
Alan has been in the game for 11 years, running cross country from high school through his years at Chico State. Now as our Footwear Marketing Coordinator, he puts his expertise into practice, specializing in knowledge of daily trainers and performance running shoes.