Teaming up with BOA, La Sportiva have developed something called a Dynamic Fit. This involves three individual panels throughout the shoe’s upper (two on the inside and one on the outside), all of which link up with the BOA Fit System. Any adjustments that are made to the BOA dial therefore have 360-degree effects, making for a really precise fit for the wearer.
Other neat features include a breathable mesh upper with a TPU laminate at the toe, an elasticated gaiter-esque fabric at the ankle, beefy 6.5mm lugs, La Sportiva’s proprietary FriXion rubber, and much more.
Read our full review here.
La Sportiva Cyklon Cross GTX
If you like to take your trail running into extremely wintry conditions – we’re talking snow and apocalyptic levels of mud – then this is the shoe for you.
Not only does it have a Gore-tex membrane that wraps right around the walls of the shoe, but the shoe itself has an extra coat of armour in the form of a water repellent gaiter with two-way stretch. With this you can be confident that your feet will be protected within these shoes from any snow, rain and even bits of debris.
The outsole features 7mm lugs, putting the Cyklon Cross GTX firmly at the ‘very aggressive’ end of the scale when it comes to grip.
Last but not least, you can of course wind the shoe up and lock it down with the BOA Fit System that allows you to get that perfect fit with the twist of a dial.
Adidas Terrex Agravic Pro
This is a shoe designed for challenging mountain runs; it’d be right at home on something like the Adidas Infinite Trails race, which involves big mileage over alpine terrain.
Aside from its BOA fit system, perhaps the most notable feature is its carbon plated midsole which brings greater support and power to the wearer, and without any extra weight.
There’s also an aggressive outsole with 5mm lugs, a sock-like elastic ankle cuff that’s designed to keep out dirt and debris and a protective rand right around the base of the upper.
Adidas Terrex Two BOA
This option is far lighter and more minimalistic than the Terrex Agravic Pro, mainly thanks to its mesh upper.
It brings a high degree of breathability and also drainage, making the Terrex Two BOA suitable for use in summer and for runs that might require multiple river crossings.
Features include the BOA Fit System, a padded tongue and a Continental rubber outsole that, with its 4mm, carefully placed lugs, was supposedly designed to replicate MTB tyres.
Altra Mont Blanc BOA
Altra and BOA’s collaboration here has produced a PerformFit Wrap system where the BOA lacing, the sides of the upper and the sole are all linked to provide a precise 360 degree wraparound.
It comes with Altra’s trademark toe box, where there’s plenty of space for your toes to sit naturally and for them to ‘splay out’ during those longer runs.
Another notable aspect about the Mont Blanc is its use of Vibram’s Litebase sole. This is a fairly new development from Vibram that offers the exact same performance as their usual soles, but at a fraction of the weight and thickness.
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