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  • 1-piece nylon air mesh uppers are highly breathable and lightweight; polyurethane reinforcements provide support for heels
  • Stretchy Gore-Tex® XCR® waterproof liners supply a great fit and let feet breathe while protecting them from the elements, keeping them dry and comfortable
  • 1-piece lacing harness supplies a secure, snug and supportive fit; nylon mesh linings on tongues and heels wick moisture to help keep feet dry
  • EVA midsoles featuring 2.4mm LaSpEVA extra layer for added shock absorption provide ample cushioning and help reduce and dissipate impact forces
  • Molded nylon shanks modulate toe spring and offer additional stability
  • Sticky rubber outsoles on the La Sportiva Wildcat 2.0 GTX shoes feature the Impact Brake System™ to reduce impact forces and improve traction with a special lug pattern


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Best Use Trail Running
Trail-Running Shoe Type Rugged Trail
Running Shoe Cushioning Moderate
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Nylon air mesh/polyurethane reinforcements
Lining Gore-Tex XCR waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
Midsole EVA
Support Nylon shank
Outsole Rubber
Rock Plate No
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 12.3 oz.
Gender Men's

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Sizing notes

For rock climbing shoes: Choose soft shoes two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size. We recommend you fit your trad shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size. Remember to factor in stretch. Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch about one full size. Lined shoes stretch about a half size. Remember: a well-fit comfortable shoe will work better than an ill-fitting tighter shoe. For boots: Add one half size to your street shoe size. You should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking downhill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent for muddy & wet trails I used these half of last winter, and they held up great. Despite the high grip tread pattern, it has barely worn down (I estimate I put over 200 miles on them). Note that I only run with these on trails during the winter, not roads. Might wear faster if I ran roads of dry, hard packed trail, but the point of getting these is to wear them in wet weather.) I also took them to Tahoe a couple of times as my shoes to walk around when out of ski or snowboarding boots. I don't really mind getting my feet wet, but not if I am running for more than a couple of hours, and it's nice to not have to rinse out my socks a gazillion times to get the mud out of them.
Date published: 2013-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great backpacking shoe! I used to be a diehard Solomon fan but their latest shoes just did not fit right. Figured I'd spring for a lased shoe this time around. Not disappointed. Living in the Pacific Northwest I need a waterproof shoe for just about every hike I'm on. These are perfect. Lightweight, grippy sole and waterproof all the way up to the top of the shoe. Filling water bottles from the lakes, walking in marshy lands or crossing the occasional river, my last worry is getting my feet wet. These shoes are very lightweight and make hiking a breeze. They are sized just about where I'd expect them to be. Slipped in a custom insole and took off. No blisters, even right out of the box.
Date published: 2013-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So far, so good. These shoes feel very light weight. I have noticed the traction is pretty good even in snow/ice conditions. They will slip a little bit in slushy ice and black ice, but I have yet to use a rubber soled shoe that doesn't. So far the Gore-tex has kept my feet dry. I alternate between using the insoles with thinner socks and not using the insoles with thicker, wool socks. I have wide feet and normally wear size EE. My big toes just very slightly push over the edge of the toe box, but so slightly that I just had to give these shoes a go. Given that, they accommodate my wide feet surprisingly well. I am worried they will wear out quicker than previous trail-runners I have purchased because they are so light, but we'll see. Enjoying them greatly right now!
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from after 4 years still going strong bought these from REI when they were first introduced In 2010. I have the older colors blue and grey but still holding up. I wear them mainly to the gym and around town as they got quite comfortable like slippers. It took about 3 weeks to break them in. They are gore tex so if you step in a puddle your sock won't get wet but your Nike's will! I get complements on the style of them, and the traction is good for trail running, lightweight in the summer. I wear them year round, tread is still holding up after everyday use! Laces are good too!
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great trail running shoes I purchased these shoes, as I use trail runners for both day hikes and multi-day backpack trips in the Sierra's. Just got back from a three-day trip along the Whitney trail using these shoes. They are quite comfortable and offer the needed support when carrying a 45 pound backpack. Whitney has lots of granite and uneven areas to walk over, and the shoes gave great traction, even through the snow. I will be purchasing another pair of these shoes for a walking tour of Sicily that I will be doing this fall with my wife.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wider footbed. I have an "E" width, so it can be difficult to find shoes that fit well without special ordering my exact size of 12.5E. The size 13 fit perfectly, enough room in the forefoot. These shoes have great traction and I have only lost my footing going down steep slopes in thick mud or wet snow going around curves at high speed. Almost any shoe would have that problem in those circumstances. I have worn them for every run in the last 3 months and put over 100 miles on them and they remain comfortable. My feet do not overheat in these shoes as they have in Gore-Tex boots, so they seem very breathable. They have held up well catching the top of the toe where the sole is melded to the mesh and have survived a bad hurdling attempt where the end of a broken branch struck the top of my arch. I had severe pain and swelling, but the shoes were not pierced. Last thing, when I started running in these, I weighed 217 pounds, now down to 200 pounds and the mid-sole still provides cushioning. I will definitely purchase another pair when the mid-sole wears out!
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoe overall. I bought these to have a great shoe for some backbacking and hiking. I took them up Timpanogus to the top for a trail run to break them in. They were warm because they are waterproof but didnt seem to bother me. Then, 7 days later i took the scouts to go hike Kings Peak. I was very grateful for the stiffer base because of the distance to Dollar Lake and then the hike the next day to summit. The shoe was great andbwhen i did hit water, the waterproofing worked perfect! Not a single blister, which is not what i can say about some of the scouts! I did wear "double layer blister resistant socks". I should have broke the shoe in more than i did, but they worked great!
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from La Sportiva Wildcat 2.0 GTX Trail-Running Shoes Excellent - shoes felt so comfortable at the North Face Bear Mtn Trail Race this past weekend. Didn't need to take them off when done.
Date published: 2016-05-02
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