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