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La Sportiva C-Lite 2.0 Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

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About La Sportiva C-Lite 2.0 Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

Closeouts. Fit for training and racing hardcore endurance competitions, La Sportiva's C-Lite 2.0 trail running shoes take no prisoners with their lightweight, but rugged build. FriXion® AT outsole with a V-Groove lug system gives unrelenting grip where others slip.


Specs about La Sportiva C-Lite 2.0 Trail Running Shoes (For Men)

  • Non-Waterproof
  • Upper: Mesh with synthetic overlays
  • Lining: Mesh
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Outsole: FriXion® rubber
  • Shank: Composite
  • Weight (pair): 1 lb. 6 oz.
  • Made in China
  • Runs small, order 1/2 size larger
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4.433333 5 Overall Rating: 4.4 Based on 60 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mtn Runner from Fort Collins, CO on Sunday, December 9, 2012
This is my second pair of these shoes. I only took these out of the box to insure fit, which was exactly as expected. They went back into the box, and into my closet, awaiting the day when the first pair wears out! I have had the first pair for about a year. I run about 20 miles a week generally... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Hiking yoganista from Santa Barbara, CA on Thursday, June 25, 2015
    I was a little worried that it was too narrow, but in fact even though I am a full E, it actually fits my foot fine.

    The tread is almost like a cleat, very grippy on steep sandstone rocks even with powdery sand and dirt on them. Its very very grippy

    It must have some sort of a last, which really improves the comfort, but its also flexible so maybe its an imbedded series of overlapping small plates. or is it just a really high quality PU mid sole? regardless its stiff but supportive and flexy which is like the best of both worlds.

    I like this shoe.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dan from Green Bay on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    I have been wearing these for just over a week. These are going to be used for a 10 day hike on Isle Royale. I would rate these as just as good or better in comparison to Merril brand shoes including how they fit. They have an agressive sole and are very well built. True to size. I would buy these again.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by desert rat from La Verkin on Sunday, May 31, 2015
    awesome shoes, even more awesome deal

    best price in the world, good job sierra trading post
  • Reviewed by Johnny the Hiker from California on Sunday, May 3, 2015
    Ive had my first pair for almost a year and absolutely love them. I use them for hiking and they very comfortable and the grip is amazing. Took them on a trip around Oregon and hiked about 50 miles in everything from dirt, loose sand, and even snow. I was able to dig in pretty good climbing up snow banks while my friend went sliding down.
    I also do alot of seascape photography and often have to walk on wet rocks (with thousands of dollars in camera gear with me) and I always feel secure.

    Just picked up a backup pair since they don't make them anymore. I'm almost tempted to pick up a 3rd!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Joe from Oregon on Thursday, April 23, 2015
    I am not a trail runner but I wear trail running shoes on approach hikes and while backpacking. The first thing you'll notice about these shoes is that the traction is incredible. I have not had a problem with mud build-up around the lugs, either.

    The next best thing about these shoes is that the fabric covering the lace area makes for a very streamlined profile that deflects all kinds of abuse, making the shoes very durable and protective. Light amounts of water, such as encountered in light rain or while rock-hopping or hiking through wet grass, do not penetrate the shoe easily. Sticks and sharp rocks just bounce off instead of hooking and tearing the shoe. I have worn the lugs down on my first pair and the shoe upper still looks nearly new. I ordered a 2nd pair.

Question & Answer

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  • “Do these have speed laces, or traditional tied laces?”
    Asked by Joe from Northern VA on 5/14/2015 9:42:39 AM
    • They slide like speed laces, but tie like regular laces. (I have 3 pairs - love them!)
      Answered on 5/14/2015 9:47:18 AM by 4wheelinggirl from Vermont
    • Traditional Laces, though they do hold well, even without double knots.
      Answered on 5/14/2015 10:28:06 AM by WyoRon from Wyoming
    • Traditional tied
      Answered on 5/14/2015 10:48:51 AM by Norcal Hiker from United States
    • traditional laces,
      Answered on 5/14/2015 1:42:12 PM by scoob from rapid city sd
    • These shoes have traditional tie laces.
      Answered on 5/15/2015 10:50:52 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
  • “What is the length of the insole?”
    Asked by Evgen from Ukraine on 5/13/2015 2:31:53 PM
    • EUR 43,5 - lenght 27 cm
      Answered on 5/13/2015 2:50:37 PM by Jiri from Czech republik
  • “I would like to know what the exact width of this shoe is. My feet have a wide toe bed. I like the fit of the Wild Cat shoe, but my size is out of stock. Is the C-Lite 2.0 fit the same to the Wild Cat?”
    Asked by Mishael from Prescott, AZ on 10/22/2014 12:27:34 PM
    • I am not familiar with the Wild Cat shoe, but you mention you have "a wide toe bed." The La Sportiva is fairly narrow, and I say this, as a woman wearing this shoe and my feet are medium (towards narrow).
      Answered on 10/22/2014 1:01:41 PM by Salem from Oregon
    • I have no idea. The last is different, I know that. I believe the Wild Cat 2.0 and the Ultra Raptor are built around the same last, but I think the C-Lite 2.0 uses a completely different last.

      As for width: I wear a Standard (D) width and found this to be in line with that. You might be able to size up a half-size and see if that gives you the lateral space your toes need.
      Answered on 10/22/2014 1:13:21 PM by Hardman from Salt Lake City, Utah
    • I love both the wildcats and these C-lite 2.0 I find them to be very similar in fit. Because of the soft-shell like "cover" they are a bit more to get on but not bad. Once on they are extremely comfortable and I love LaSportiva products. Only ice boots I would own as well.
      Hope this helps
      Answered on 10/22/2014 2:50:32 PM by Anonymous from NH
    • I am not familiar with the Wild Cat. However, I can say this... I bought the C-Lite 2.0 to replace the Crossleather (which I really liked). One of the differences is that the C-Lite 2.0 has a more spacious toe box, which does't work as well for me but might do the trick for you!?
      Answered on 10/22/2014 3:03:20 PM by Forest Gump from Montana
    • I have these shoes and I am a medium width. That being said, I think they feel a little too roomy at the toes for my taste. I like my runners to be a little snug or "clingy." I feel like they hold my heel nicely and have decent cushioning. Because of the toe room, I use them for daily wear/light hiking.

      Hope this helps!
      Answered on 10/22/2014 10:16:35 PM by No nickname from Indiana
    • This is the first La Sportiva shoe I have worn. I tried getting a shoe with a wide toe box as I have a neuroma. The neuroma was not affected by this shoe.
      Answered on 10/22/2014 11:10:10 PM by Pam from Anchorage, AK from Alaska
    • I haven't used the Wild cat so cannot compare it with C-lite 2.0; one thing i can confirm though is the shoe has a narrow fit for toe bed.

      My feet have regular toe bed and a standard US 8 fits me great.
      I ordered half size larger as recommended but still it was too tight at the toe bed ; i had to remove the insole to make it a bit comfortable. ( Not in a position to return it back being so far)

      Also putting them on and getting them off is a task of patience.

      Hope this helps.


      Answered on 10/29/2014 4:56:50 AM by Sandeep B from Mumbai ( India)
  • “I would like to know more about cushioning on this shoe? My husband needs cushion because he is an avid runner, especially trail, or what would you recommend?||Thank you”
    Asked by Susie from Weed, CA on 12/9/2012 12:00:00 AM
    • This would be a good choice. The injection-molded, dual-density EVA midsoles provide ample cushion on high mileage days and help maintain a light, stable platform.
      Answered on 12/11/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post

About La Sportiva

La Sportiva has been designing and producing innovative footwear in a small mountain town at the foot of the Italian Dolomites for more than 80 years. Always focused on the future and embracing new technologies, La Sportiva footwear is known around the world for incorporating premium features like Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membranes, moisture-managing Dri-Lex® linings, Vibram® outsoles and more. Models of La Sportiva boots are available for everything from light day hikes on gradual trails to challenging, high-alpine pursuits. La Sportiva trail running shoes feature performance features like FriXion® traction outsoles and MEMlex midsoles to take you from trailhead to peak.