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Hiking: La Sportiva Synthesis GTX shoe get the Backpacker's editor choice!


The prestigious USA magazine BACKPACKER won the Editor Choice Award!

After the Outdoor award in 2014 and the editor choice by the German Magazine Outdoor for the best hiking shoe with Gore-Tex Surround, Synthesis GTX shoe got the BACKPACKER EDITOR CHOICE!  Backpacker is maybe the most important outdoor magazine in the world and it is considered a sort of "holy bible" for backpackers, trekkers and mountain lovers in general. Equipped with Gore-Tex’s new Surround technology, the Synthesis vents heat 360 degrees by adding an airy, perforated footbed that sits atop a foam spacer and pushes moisture out side vents with every step. Backpacker tested this technology in a few other boots this year and found it works best in the lightweight, meshy Synthesis. Not even our sweatiest-footed tester—who’d been resigned to getting blisters in waterproof shoes—could swamp these things. How does it hike? The compression-molded EVA midsole offers sufficient support for a standard weekend load over rocky terrain, and a durable PU exoskeleton boosts protection. An aggressively lugged Vibram outsole boosts traction Get more info about Synthesis GTX: go to the tech sheet.