La Sportiva Wins Best In Category In Backpacker Gear Guide

The Cirque Pro and Halite GTX from La Sportiva have been awarded Top Pick in Backpacker’s March Gear Guide.
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The Cirque Pro and Halite GTX from La Sportiva have been awarded Top Pick in Backpacker's March Gear Guide.

Cirque Pro – Best All Around Approach Shoe.
A serious approach shoe for the serious climber, the Cirque Pro is an all leather all-arounder that you wouldn't hesitate to take on a weeklong trip to the Bugaboos or the Cirque of the Towers. The FriXion® XF Dot Rubber outsole makes for easy movement over the rock and the large rubber rand provides protection and technical precision. Using the ever-popular Mythos lacing system, the Pro allows you to tighten down your foot where you need it most, when you need it most. $90 Retail.

Men's and Women's Halite GTX – Best Fit for narrow feet. A versatile light hiking boot, the Halite features the new Impact Brake System™ technology for maximum traction and shock resistance. Ankle support and multi directional flex needed for uneven trails is provided by the RFS 3D™(Reactive Flex System.) When trails take a wet turn, the Gore-Tex® lining is there for waterproof performance. In the toe department, the Uretech coated toecap is both durable and abrasion resistant keeping you moving forward. $150 retail.

Other La Sportiva shoes honored in the Gear Guide include the Sandstone GTX-XCR® and the Trango S EVO GTX. The Sandstone GTX-XCR® was chosen as one of three “Reader Approved” boots. The Trango S EVO GTX was praised as being even better than its predecessor, a 2004 Editor's Choice award winner.

Celebrating their 79th anniversary in 2007, La Sportiva brings an incredibly strong alpine mountaineering and climbing heritage to their entire line of performance footwear. This core experience enables La Sportiva to offer the most versatile technical climbing, mountaineering, Mountain Running and trail sport shoes on the market. What's more, La Sportiva believes in the dedication and feedback of their amazing roster of athletes who are some of the strongest climbers, mountaineers, and mountain runners in the world. For more information on La Sportiva visit


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