La Sportiva Cyklon

La Sportiva has been a stalwart in the trail and mountain running scene for decades. With products produced and designed in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites, you can expect every detail to be seamless on La Sportiva products. The Cyklon trail runners are no exception.

The BOA Fit System provides a precise fit that feels even and consistent across my foot. La Sportiva added a “Spyral Tongue” and “Dynamic Cage Contrsuction” design to the Cyklon, giving it an offset closure that combines with the BOA Fit System for stability while uphill and downhill running. It’s also very easy to adjust if you go from technical trail to steady-state running or even scrambling. Adjustments are simple and can be done on the fly.

Beyond that, there’s a shockproof toe cap that provides some extra protection from rock strikes and other mishaps. The ankle cuff is comfy and keeps out unwanted dirt and debris.

There’s a lot to like about these shoes, but their comfort and stability are what impress one of our team members the most. He could tell he was going to love them immediately. He admits to not being the most graceful trail runner, but these shoes add peace of mind.