During my first, long test of the Synthesis Mid GTXs, I found no rubbing, no blisters forming, and I was able to grip steep rock ledges and hard angles at elevation in Colorado. It was hot as hell that day and the La Sportiva's allowed my feet to breathe, essentially prolonging my hikes and the difficulty that I was able to manage and the speed I could maintain. They look great, feel great, and deliver functionality above and beyond any other hiking shoe I've worked with over the years. These will be with me for a long time to come, and when they go, I will replace them with a like model. When writing a product review, I always look to mention negatives but there are none with these shoes, truly... Even the price point fits the quality and make of the product, which that alone is an oddity these days. Big fan!
A mid-cut, versatile hiker with highly breathable Gore-Tex® Surround™ technology designed for moving fast on all types of hiking terrain...
- Innovative Nano-Cell™ Technology upper wraps the foot in protection while allowing maximum breathability and waterproof protection
- Gore-Tex® Surround™ Technology allows 360 degree breathability
- STB™ Technology stabilizes the foot by wrapping the midsole and unifying the midsole with the upper for the perfect locked-down fit
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(Photo #1 & #4 by Brandon Elijah Scott / Eye & Pen)
(Photo #2 & #3 via www.sportiva.com)