Combining technical elements designed for the best performance and comfort of fit has always been one of the purposes underlying the research and development of La Sportiva products: providing footwear those who go to the mountains and to those who live and run off-road, that is able to combine these two aspects has been a mission since 1928.
Thanks to the collaboration with the American company BOA®, internationally known for its super-fast fit and lacing systems with one-hand movement, La Sportiva presents its new trail running footwear, or rather Mountain Running®, as the Trentino-based company has defined it since the early 2000s to underline the mountain derived know-how and therefore the maximum focus on aspects such as protection, stability, grip and high performance.
Cyklon is the result of the combined research and development work between the R&D laboratories of Ziano di Fiemme and BOA thanks to which an ideal performance shoe was created for skyraces and off-road races on medium-distance technical terrain. It is a product that guarantees stability, precision and perfect wrapping thanks to the new Dynamic Cage ™ closure system with integrated BOA® Fit System that works in synergy with 3 different elements of the upper for perfect wrapping and stability of the foot, allowing a run that is always safe and precise. The heart of the lacing system is the Dynamic Flap ™ inner band that wraps the shoe and allows dynamic adjustment of the tension by acting directly on the BOA® Fit System with a one-hand movement.
“This is an innovative constructive solution – says Michael Carli, running product manager of La Sportiva – designed with the contribution of BOA technicians, which allows us to combine the advantages of the quick lacing system with those of stability required for a trail running: it is a synergistic work of construction elements that enhances the performance of all the elements, which is much more than the sum of the individual parts “. “We started from the needs of the most demanding users of La Sportiva – adds Michael Kabicher outdoor account manager of BOA – to develop together with their technicians and athletes like Nadir Maguet, a unique product in which the lacing system was perfectly integrated into the construction of the upper for a technical and comfortable fit at the same time with few equals on the market “. And Nadir himself adds: “Cyklon is perfect for medium distances and the quick adjustment makes it ideal for use in competition.”
The development of La Sportiva products always starts from the specific requests of very demanding athletes, collected and summarized by a team of trail running enthusiasts such as Jonathan Wyatt, multiple champion of mountain running and today a product specialist in La Sportiva. “Cyklon is the second product in our trail collection, equipped with the BOA® Fit System, the fifth if we also think of the ultra-technical Himalayan G5 Evo and G2 Evo expedition boots and the new Aequilibrium fast & light mountaineering boot. Top. In the trail category we started with a very specific product for vertical races, later understanding the potential of application even on more versatile products thanks to the type of structure that the system allows to develop. “
Cyklon is a concentrate of extremely intuitive technologies that stands out on more technical terrains also thanks to a mud-ground tread, ideal for use on soft and muddy terrain, made of ultra-adherent La Sportiva FriXion® White compound with the possibility of integrating AT studs Grip Spike in case of use on icy ground. The EVA midsole with stabilizer insert also contributes to the overall stability of the shoe and keeps the weight in check. Cyklon: for your mountain, for your run.
To find out more: www.lasportiva.com
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