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Hiking and running shoes are often seen as polar opposites. Stable and sturdy hiking boots, built to support your ankles while traversing rocky terrain, bare little resemblance to the slim, engineered trail running shoes, designed to be light and fast. If you want gear that is adequate for both, your options are slim and expensive. La Sportiva’s new Trail Ridge series bridges the gap at a practical price point.

If you’re looking to get started with trail running, these hybrid shoes are a good option to get you going.

La Sportiva’s Multi-Purpose Hiking and Running Shoes Offer The Best of Both Worlds

a split image of a pair of la sportiva trail running and hiking shoes at low height on the left, and at mid-height on the right

Our team got to check out the shoe’s dual purpose in person at the 2019 Outdoor Retailer Snow Show. The biggest takeaway? Their versatility. The line features the trail running outsole that’s made La Sportiva’s hiking boots consistently high-performing, providing sticky grip and traction on any type of terrain. They pair that with a breathable, non-Goretex exterior with the Air Mesh panels, perfect for maximum breathability in warmer climates or on long-distance runs.





The two models available—the low-height (available in men’s and women’s models) and mid-height boots—range from $119-$129, available now on the La Sportiva online store.

Buy Now: $119-$129

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  • Kevin Johnson

    Kevin Johnson

    Kevin is the Assistant Editor for The Dyrt, with bylines in National Geographic Traveler and Atlas Obscura. Although originally from the swamps of Washington, D.C., he's now based in the trees of Portland. He's been interested in geography and travel since seeing his first map as a kid, and is now working toward seeing it all in person. You can find him exploring the coastal beaches or a record store in his free time.