La Sportiva Mutant Path Working Shoe Evaluate

The Mutant habitat

The La Sportiva Mutant is my favourite path shoe, I announce about midway up our morning climb.

Actually? That’s a reasonably large assertion. Dan appears a bit shocked even after I’ve gushed about them on earlier runs.

As we’re scouting a brand new operating route within the Sierra and a few early season ridge scrambles, I roll over 600 kilometers in them.


The Mutant has dealt with all types of terrain from California’s rugged central coast and rolling ranch lands to Sierra snow, talus traverses, even as much as Mt Whitney. They’ve the stickiest sole I’ve ever run in, nice for scampering over scree and scrambling to summits.

Apart from the super-grippy method shoe rubber, the only real has aggressive full-foot lugs. A built-in scree guard retains most annoying particles from getting inside. The excessive lacing cradles your foot snugly in place with no stress factors whereas letting the toe field be wider for stability.

With these options, you may count on a cumbersome, heavy shoe. However the Mutant is surprisingly light-weight and agile for all it’s tank-like benefits.

My solely criticism is that they’ve tie laces. I’m a fan of quick-lace techniques, and have gotten lazy about tying my sneakers. No main factors taken away for that although. The lacing harness system works so effectively that even when the laces have come untied whereas operating the shoe doesn’t come free in your foot.

One of the best ways to sum it up, is that it truly is my most favourite path shoe for each kind of path. Actually.

By Kim Strom

The stats from Sportiva:

  • Spyraltongue™ Expertise for simple entry and a comfortable, all-encompassing match
  • Built-in FusionGate™ Expertise Lacing Harness with Excessive Frequency reinforcements for a improbable match
  • Unbelievable traction with FriXion® XF, our stickiest operating shoe sole compound
  • Chic cushioning tames the paths
  • 4-way stretch dynamic scree guard
  • 10.70 oz  (303g)
  • 10mm 
  • Sole:  FriXion® XF / V-Groove™ with Affect Brake System™
The Mutant’s tremendous aggressive, sticky rubber sole supplies grippy efficiency and opulent cushion.
Kim utilizing the Mutant for a winter path operating/mountaineering ascent of Mt. Whitney
The in-built scree guard is extra of a kind becoming cuff that’ll assist maintain out summer season snow and grit.

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