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17-Jan-18

Baselayer group test review

With products from Craft, La Sportiva, Rab, Salewa and Salomon I certainly had my work cut out comparing them all, but have also had a great time running in the hills assessing just how cold and wet I was!

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19-Jul-17

La Sportiva Akasha Mountain running shoe review (women’s)

La Sportiva claim: “The women’s Akashas are very light with a neutral and highly cushioned sole best suited to long runs in challenging terrain with stacks of protection and a roomy fit.” The name Akasha means “ether” in Sanskrit.

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29-Nov-16

La Sportiva Mutant running shoes review

La Sportiva Mutants (men and women) are advertised as, “very stable and versatile mountain running shoe ideal for mountain running, sky races, and off-road trails on different types of terrain” and from my testing of them I found that they lived up to that billing.

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23-Aug-16

La Sportiva Akasha running shoes review

I reviewed the La Sportiva Helios SR 2.0, earlier this year and was itching to see how the Akashas would perform in comparison. Billed by La Sportiva as being an endurance, mountain running shoe possibly undersells these shoes. I have put in a few hundred kms on these now in just about every condition. Whilst they are not 100% flawless, they did not disgrace themselves in mud, wet and dry rocks or sand.

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31-Aug-16

Mammut MTR 201-II Boa Low shoes review

Mammut state that the Mammut MTR 201-II Boa Low trail shoes are “very direct and light” and they are “the fastest technical trail competition shoe.”

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07-Apr-16

La Sportiva Bushido running shoes review

La Sportiva Bushido is a technical shoe “created for the world of skyrunning competitions”. It is described as super lightweight, sticky and aggressive.

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29-Mar-16

La Sportiva Helios SR running shoes review

The wires have been buzzing ever since the Helios SR hit the ground last year and, being the curious folk we are, we had to get our feet into a pair to see if the hype matched the reality.

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05-Nov-15

La Sportiva Ultra Raptor running shoes review

By Fiona Fiona Outdoors. Fiona is a keen runner, preferring off-road and hilly to flat and road. She lives in Scotland where the weather is fickle so needs to be prepared for all conditions.

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