La Sportiva B5 2010

The La Sportiva B5 weighs 1104g (pair, size 11); suede upper with rand for durability; unique sticky rubber outsole with lugs to increase braking downhill; good stiffness in sole for climbing; lacing extends close to toe. But not waterproof; sole is limited to climbing as it is very smooth.

The La Sportiva B5 is a dedicated climbing and scrambling approach shoe that is ideal for its intended use, but not multi-activity.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010