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The La Sportiva C-Lite is a soft ground trail running shoe designed for a neutral or supinated foot motion, ideal for training and racing in dry or wet conditions.


Important Shipping Note: U.S. sales only.


When the terrain is soft, but you still have a need for speed, then grab a pair of the La Sportiva C-Lites (formerly known as the Crosslite). Mud or grass? Bring it on. The C-Lite has an aggressive lugged outsole for excellent traction. It is built close to the ground for speed and stability. The snug fit screams at you to push the boundaries.

Model Number:

*See the La Sportiva Shoe Size Conversion Chart

Weight: 10.7 oz (size 42.0)

Stack Height: Heel (26mm), Forefoot (18mm); includes 6mm average lug height

Available Widths: D=Medium

How It Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Standard running shoe length (based on European scale)
  • Heel: Narrow to medium
  • Midfoot: Low to medium volume
  • Forefoot: Narrow to medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Low
  • Arch Structure: Medium
  • Shoe Shape: Curved



  • MEMIex EVA is a full length midsole engineered for moderate cushioning.
  • Composite Shank is embedded in the midsole is a 2.5mm long shank designed for torsional stability.
  • TrailShock is located in the heel and is a dual density EVA foam designed for shock absorption and stability.


  • FriXion AT is a full length lightweight and resilient outsole that is engineered for wear resistance.
  • V-Groove Lugs are spaced throughout the outsole and is designed for enhanced cushioning and traction.
  • Impact Brake System is a lugged system designed to lessen impact by 20% and increase uphill/downhill traction.


  • Air Mesh encompasses the majority of the upper and is breathable to help keep the foot cool.
  • Scree Guard covers most of the upper and is an external guard to keep debris out of the shoe.
  • Traditional Sockliner
  • Strobel Last is full length and is designed for comfort.
  • Rigid Heel Counter

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

Customer Reviews

Comments: Found my Crosslites last year and fell in love with them.  Putting them on you feel fast and they want to have you flying down the trails.  Not minimal, but close, and they've been good to me on training runs and during races.  My only concern is that they seem to be wearing thin around the pinkie toe area after about 150 miles in them.  All in all, a great shoe to have ready in my bag.  I also have Wildcats and C-Lites 2.0s, but these seem to be on my feet more than those shoes which I also like a lot.
From: Keith, Algonquin, IL, USA

Comments: Love this shoe! ordering my 2nd pair today.  The last paid had well over 600 miles before my pinky toe busted through the fabric on the side.  great traction and a good sole that blurs the line between true minimalist shoes and the normal cushioned shoes.  I found it to be a happy medium.  Toe box could be a tad bit wider, but it never caused me blisters and I wore them for many long runs and a few 50k distance races.  I am not a fan of the "scree guard" over the laces....I wish LaSportiva would get rid of them.  it stops me from using the gators I have which stop rocks from coming in the sides of the shoe.  They drain standing water pretty well, but the fabric does tend to hold more moisture than some other shoes I have. If I could design a perfect wet-trail shoe, it would be this one with different fabric.
From: Greg, East Peoria, IL, USA