Best Hiking Shoe – La Sportiva Synthesis (w/1200 mile update on website)

Full review with links and 1200 mile update here:

The La Sportiva Synthesis is not only the best hiking shoe of 2015, but the best I’ve owned. This hiking shoe is lightweight, rugged, and has a great trail feel. I use it for everything now. It’s my hiking boot, hiking shoe, and goto trail footwear. Here’s why it’s so great.


Silva Hawk says:

just wondering when you bought these pairs, because I’m looking at the website and they have the same pair except the top part where the shoelaces are, has this extra layer with a bright neon band connected to the tongue and I want to know if that’s on your shoes or is it a new design they have, I don’t wanna ended up buying a fake product

Bec O says:

Thanks for the great review Chris and Chris. Just wondering if you have worn these while carrying a load – eg on a multi-day hike? I’m looking for something that does everything from big hikes, to day trail walks and also can wear around towns when traveling – not asking for much huh?!?

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Tommy Correa says:

Any suggestions?!
I’m planning on doing the Annapurna Circuit in April – first time long distance hike. For the best part it will be hot however at higher altitudes, and with the Himalayas being susceptible to snow / rain – I need an all round, waterproof shoe/boot.

Lovelymim Akter says:

Something different hiking shoe & i like this Boss !

zhang slloop says:

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Rudy Ramirez says:

how is the durability of these shoes? I’ve read several reviews that say the Vibram sole wears rather quickly. Thanks!

Arduous Ant says:

Great video mate :0 Im subbed, keep up the good work 🙂

Valentina Burgos says:

I love La Sportiva bcz im a climber, haha nice review says:

Full review with links and 1200 mile update here:

Ricardo Espinosa says:

Good video, I’ll buy these shoes. Thanks for the info.

broccolihart71 says:

I tried these on today and they really are something special….they make you feel confident and ready for anything.

Toshi Nakayama says:

I just hiked 6 miles on 7 inches snow without a gator. The shoes kept my feet almost dry. Only small leak was came from opening which a gator can prevent. Great recommendation! I am an trail runner. I cannot stand the heavy boots. Now, I can go winter trail hike or run.

BackCountry Life says:

How do you feel about the lacing system? I guess plain old laces are so ingrained in me. Worried about taking that type of lacing far into the back country or a long distance trip and having some issue, compared to regular lacing, but I know that La Sportiva is top shelf of shoes.

BackCountry Life says:

Thanks for the review. I have been pretty set in my ways, about new balance trail runners being the way to go and was glad to hear feedback from someone who also knows they are a solid option. Im pulling the trigger on these after hearing your review-Thanks again

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