Reviewed by Beck from New Mexico on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I bought these shoes because I've never tried La Sportiva running shoes and was looking for a shoe with aggressive tread. These shoes definitely run a little small and narrow. I upsized 1 size, but they still felt snug. I had Sierra send out another pair a half size bigger so I could compare. I kept the larger pair (1-1/2 size larger than normal) and after wearing them around the house for a couple days decided to put them through their paces. I went on an 8 mile trail run in them. These shoes have really good traction in the uphill, superb braking traction on the downhill, and even off-camber trail sections. I was running in high desert mountain trails, so I can't comment on how they handle mud, but they excel in dry dirt/loose rock (steep trails). Loved them!