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Traction and support for tough winter mountaineering.

When the mountains are a technical obstacle course of ice, snow, and frigid temperatures, the La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot will be your foot’s best friend. La Sportiva combined a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex membrane, an insulated lining , and a durable leather upper to keep your feet warm and protected for many summits to come. The Vibram sole, featuring the Impact Brake System, provides tough traction on slippery inclines, while the 3D Flex ankle allows for maximum sole-to-surface contact on the steeps. An adjustable, removable tongue offers a comfortable, customizable fit for any foot shape.

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5 5

The best boots so far

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

The best boots so far, I used in a mountain of 6385 m altitude WITHOUT ANY problem. Very comfortable, not cold feet, in mixed terrain are very good almost like a cat feet.

Exelentes for ice climbing, I used with the Black Diamond Cyborg Clip Crampons also in mixed terrain.

In the photo summit of Pequeño Alpamayo 5.370m Bolivia.

The best boots so far
5 5

They need to fit

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

If the boots fit your feet, they are hands down an amazing boot. they stick to everything, are super adjustable, fit my crampons wonderfully, and flex well when approaching and down climbing.

One issue that i have is my right foot is smaller than my right resulting in some heavy blistering on the smaller foot from heel lift. The tread wears pretty fast, so limit the time you spend walking the streets of Chamonix.

Do yourself a favor and get these the same size as your street shoes, and add a quality insole. I do no recommend "sizing up" to accommodate thicker socks for added warmth - this will lead to heel lift and reduced circulation in your feet from tying the laces super tight.

These boots have basically zero insulation and at 4800 meters, my toes were ice. if you are climbing in 0 C or above, these will be perfect.

I recommend trying these on in the store and spending no less than 15 minutes walking around in them. I wear a 43 in asolo boots and ordered a 43.5 (too large) returned for a 43 with no issues in heel lift or toe jam as long as the boot is laced properly.

5 5

I wish I bought these

Just returned from a successful 3 day summit of Mt Rainier. 4 people on our team were wearing these boots. Everyone was very pleased with them. I purchased the Salewa Pro Gaiter and had a bad time. I wish I bought these.

what size is 11.5 in this boot? 44.5 or...

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what size is 11.5 in this boot? 44.5 or 45? thanks! also, how does this boot fit compared to the new Nepal Cube GTX?

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Hey Seth,

The size for a 11.5 is going to be the 45 and this boot and the Nepal Cube GTX are built on the same platform so the fit will be the same.

I am doing field work in Antarctica this...

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I am doing field work in Antarctica this coming Austral Summer. I need solid mountineering boots for crampon use, some technical use, and warmth. What are the general thoughts on this model. It still needs to be comfortable for walking on exposed rock areas for some distances.

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The Nepal is a really great boot and I think would be a good choice for that purpose. It accepts a crampon really well and hikes great. Warmth is generally good on this boot but not sure what temps you are going to be facing. I am emailing you to get a little more info and help get you set up with the proper boot.

Comfortable to hit 6000m in summer

Comfortable to hit 6000m in summer

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Nice warmth. Nice hiking performance.

I am going for Everest Base Camp on December...

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I am going for Everest Base Camp on December 2014 and I have no idea on what boots to wear. I have read that it can get down to -20C or - 30C at night and -5C during the day. Are these boots good for this trip? I guess they are OK for the temperature, but I am afraid that they are very hard and not flexible for hiking. I imagine that most of my way will be only trails and rocks, with a few ice and snow. Any tips?

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Dont think about the nights, you wont be sitting in these anyway, If you are wearing these at night then they will be more than warm enough as you are probably moving. Think about this boot http://www.backcountry.com/la-sportiva-makalu-mountaineering-boot-mens?ti=UExQIENhdDpNZW5cJ3MgTW91bnRhaW5lZXJpbmcgQm9vdHM6MToxOmJjc0NhdDQxMTAwMDMx&skid=LSP0092-NA-S42, a lot lighter, still accepts a crampon. See in the day if it gets cold chances are your probably moving. In the night if it gets really cold you are bundled in a sleeping bag and wearing down booties. Just my 2 cents.

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I trekked to Gorek Shep and around the Khumbu in Dec/Jan 11/12. You should use a warm heavy-duty hiking/backpacking boot not necessarily a mountaineering boot. I own the LaSportiva Nepal Evos and use them for crampon-based activities. The walk to EBC area typically does not involve using crampons (and I did not use crampons in winter 11/12). If you are doing the three passes (Cho La) you may need some ice protection. Otherwise, look at a warm hiking boot - I used the Vasque Summit GTX with success.

Nepal Evo

Nepal Evo

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Matanuska Glacier, Alaska.

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Awesome picture Kyle !!!

I selected this image to feature on the homepage in our Activity Feed! Congrats on being GOATWORTHY !!!

5 5

Alaskan Lineman use these for work

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Great boot for climbing telephone poles in Anchorage during the winter months. Very sturdy shank, super warm and very comfortable for Telecom use.

Alaskan Lineman use these for work
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This is awesome. Hunter's use these boots a lot I hear as well.

5 5

Tough all-round mountaineering boot...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I've had this boot for over 5 years and it still works as well as it did the first year. I typically wear a US 9.5 shoe and have narrow feet. In a size 43 this boot gives me enough room to wiggle my toes with a medium/heavy wool sock and comfortably kick my front points into ice. I generally wear BD Sabretooth Pro crampons with this boot and they fit perfectly, feels like one complete system. As others have mentioned, the lacing does seem to come undone on longer climbs. However, one nice feature is the lace-lock found near the ankle. This feature has kept my boots tight from the ankle down giving me time to fix the laces later on the route.

Tough all-round mountaineering boot...
5 5

Comfort and Precision

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

This is one of the most comfortable boots I have ever worn. The flex is perfect not overly stiff. If your looking for a long term all around great mountaineering boot this is what your looking for.

5 5

Great Versatile Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have used these on several summit climbs in the North east.
Temps from 60 TO - 50 . On a long 20 mile single day Trek . I would
Reco these be used with a heavy weight wool sock in the winter as these do not have a liner . For leathers they are about the best around . These are about the same weight as plastic boots 2.5 lbs each . Not as warm as plastic boots but they allow for much more footwork.
Evo's offer amazing balance on all mixed terrain from rock to ice.

Unanswered Question

I wear a 44 in sportiva light hiking boots...

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I wear a 44 in sportiva light hiking boots and they are pretty snug. Should I go with a 44.5 or 45 as I will probably be wearing thicker socks with these?

How does the sizing of the La Sportiva...

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How does the sizing of the La Sportiva line of boots compare with those from Scarpa? I've got several pairs of Scarpa boots size 42 and wonder if the 42 in the Nepal Evo would be comparable.

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From my findings, Scarpa tends to run wider than La Sportiva. Best to be able to try before you buy!

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I agree with Chris, about the Scarpa boot and def try them on and spend time with both brands to determine which fit "your foot" best.

Hi, Do You recommend these boots to peaks...

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Hi, Do You recommend these boots to peaks between 6000 and 7000 meters?

Hi, Do You recommend these boots to peaks...
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i would recommend going to a warmer boot for peaks that high. There are a bunch of companies making a '6000 meter boot such as the scarpa phantom 6000. These boots will be much warmer at those altitudes.

The nepal could be OK if the temps are warm.

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I would look at either the Baruntse or the Spantik. The Baruntse is a warm double boot. The spantik is a warm double boot WITH the ability to climb more technical routes with ease.

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Thanks for the help, At the end I decided to buy the Nepal EVO GTX for a mountain of 6385m, at the end of the expedition near july I will be posting the performance of the boots.

1 5

Disappointing customer service

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: True to size

Ordered a pair @ 42.5, got two shoes in different sizes. Disappointed at least, as I had to cancel a series of conditioning climbs w/ my team, and the opportunity to get them is out as BC run out of size. customer service: 'send them back and we'll give your money back'. for a pair of 500$ shoes, expecting a total different response like 'apologies, we are really sorry, we'll ship a pair in right size as soon as available' or the standard 'sorry for the mishap, we'll trade a coupon for your inconvenience'. really disappointing

Disappointing customer service
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Bogdan, this is unacceptable on our part, I really apologize for the way you have been treated. I have a brand new pair on hold for you. Since you have not been refunded I can get them to your address on file using our fastest shipping method. I tried to call, I did send an email, just give us the green light whether you want the boots or the full refund. Again I apologize for the way this was dealt with, I am here to help you and make sure you are taken care of.

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Bill is by far one of our best reps and we all do and should aspire to be more like him!

5 5

Excellent boots with great features

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

These are very very very good boots. With all that out of the way, the features I like most is that both the insoles and the (optional but included) removable tongue can be removed from the boot. Why is this great? The problem I've always had with gore-tex boots is that when they get wet on the inside they never seem to dry, especially not while outside. The fact that the soles and the (optional) removable tongue can be removed allows you to dry them in your sleeping bag at night so in the morning you have, basically, a dry and warm boot interior to spoil your feet with. Other great features include the lace-lock system that allows you to have the top or bottom part of the lacing pulled tighter or looser than the other half according to your preference. This is a very stable and comfortable boot, I wear them with smartwool hiking liners and darn tough hiking socks in my usual boot size with no problems at all, I did not order a size bigger or smaller than my regular shoes. Also, these did not need "breaking in", I wore them straight out of the box for an afternoon around town and then wore them for +40km while mountaineering in the Sierra Nevadas without ANY problems at all.

Excellent boots with great features

Hi there
I already own these boots for 2...

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Hi there
I already own these boots for 2 years and I want to go to Mt Elbrus this summer. Will they be sufficient,even coupled with a liner,or will I have to buy something else?
Thanx George

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Hi Zisos,

For many individuals, the LS Nepal Evo GTX is plenty of warm for a trip up Elbrus... assuming you're going in the Summer, don't have a history of frostbite, and have good circulation. If you wanted to be careful, you can always add additional warmth to a boot like that by adding a pair of VBL (vapor barrer liner) socks to stretch them into a warmer boot. Supergaitors can also add a fair bit of warmth, but honestly, for Elbrus, you'll be fine.

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Thank you very much for your quick response. You just saved me a ton of money in buying a new boot for just one occasion!! Do you know where I can find these VBL?

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http://sectionhiker.com/vapor-barrier-socks/

This guy explains his set up with VBL socks pretty well. I haven't had to use mine yet so I can't say for certain whether or not I like them.

http://www.integraldesigns.com/product_detail.cfm?id=672&CFID=5062621&CFTOKEN=88056010

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Hi Zisos George, I was this summer on Elbrus (July 2013-20.7. Summit day). I have Nepal Evo GTX, but I climed the mountain with La sportiva Spantik and my friend with La Sportiva Batura 2.0. I took decision to climb with warmer shoes after a friend of mine (mountain guide) got frostbite using Nepal Evo (and they needed to chirurgically remove part of his toe) 10 days before our ascent. It depends on weather conditions anyway. If you have luck and good weather- Nepal Evo should be sufficient, but if the weather would be not so great (I mean you can have nice sunny weather, but really cold and windy) so then Nepal Evo would be not sufficient.

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don't be stupid dude. I haven't climb mt. elbrus yet but I know for sure that mountain has a reputation of being among the coldest baddest mountains on the planet; not technical, just cold as fuck. I've never heard anybody say they would use Nepal Evo on Denali or Aconcagua so why in the world would you think of using them in a mountain equally as cold. Even if it is the summer, you have to be kidding me. Nepal Evos are one-day only boots in cold weather because they don't have an inner-liner that you can take out and dry at night. I wouldn't take my Nepal Evos to anywhere out of the lower 48 states, let alone in a place where you'll have to sleep on a mountain for several days and deal with weather inclement. Just trapped perspiration will make you miserable. To say that you'll trust temperatures to be fairly high throughout the climb is similar as saying that you could cross a highway blindfolded if it's only at 3.am. Are you stupid? Don't be cheap or you make not make it out of the Caucasus, at least with your toes on your feet. Batura and Spantiks are sure the way to go.

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