Hiking: Synthesis shoe receives the editor's choice award

The German magazine Outdoor chooses Synthesis GTX as the best lightweight hiking shoe for 2015.

In the world of outdoor sports, several magazines have turned into veritable bibles for mountain lovers, to be consulted before purchasing technical sports equipment. This is the case, for example, in the German-speaking markets, of the magazine Outdoor, the key reference point for hiking, trekking and backpacking enthusiasts.

It is therefore with great pleasure that we publish this news article that sees the La Sportiva Synthesis Gore-Tex Surround model, part of the new family of Mountain Hiking shoes that use the innovative Gore-Tex Surround membrane which allows breathability and water resistance to 360 degrees, awarded "editors choice" by the panel of "Outdoor" testers who acclaim the model as the best in the hiking category, (hiking refers to "lightweight Trekking" and represents the way in which many mountain enthusiasts spend their time in the mountains during their summer holidays or at weekends). The La Sportiva Mountain Hiking range, so named to emphasize the mountaineering roots of the company related to mountain climbing since its origins, comprises three models with an innovative look and with unprecedented comfort levels for trekking products: the high cut model Core GTX offers ankle protection, the mid cut version Synthesis GTX uses a quick closure system and the low cut model Primer GTX, is also suitable for leisure time and travel.

The feature of this range is the use of the breathable Gore-Tex Surround membrane that is used for the first time on products designed for outdoor use, maximum breathability is guaranteed thanks to the use of a perforated insole that allows the lateral release of moisture for excellent climatic comfort. La Sportiva hiking boots also enhance technicality and transpiration features thanks to the Nano-Cell technology construction, the presence of many small honeycomb cells on the uppers, provides structure and at the same time allows for transpiration without constraints. Outdoor Magazine agree that all these features contribute to making Synthesis a flawless model.  A great result that rewards the hard work of La Sportiva's R&D department and that has allowed the company, located in Ziano di Fiemme in Trentino, in the Dolomites, to enter into a new product category.