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The perfect boot for the female alpinist foot.

Today’s climb promises to be long, technical, and cold—the La Sportiva Women’s Nepal EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot is the footwear of choice. This heavy-duty leather boot features both lightweight insulation and a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane to keep your feet protected in the big mountains. Not only does the Nepal EVO provide a contoured fit for any female foot, but the adjustable and removable tongue makes for quick fine tuning, and the EZ Roller hardware helps lock your foot in place. The lugged Vibram sole and rubber rands add durability for years worth of expeditions, and the sole’s Impact Brake System adds traction on ups, downs, and loose terrain.

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I just purchased these and received them...

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I just purchased these and received them in the mail last week. Yesterday I went on a hike and got caught in a deluge. My boots got soaked-I was literally sloshing around in them and when I pulled them off water poured out of the boot. I'm concerned. Is this normal? I purchased these to climb Mt. Rainier this summer and this was a big purchase for me. Could the gortex membrane be compromised? I also got blisters because of all the water. Any thoughts are appreciated. Thank you.

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Hey,
Although these are gore-tex lined water can still get into the boot through the opening at the top. The gore-tex prevents water from moving through the outside of the boot. I have had the same thing happen when wearing gore-tex boots. Hiking through brush my pants became wet which moved down and soaked my socks, by the time i made it to camp I was pouring water out of both boots. That is typically how boots like this get wet on the inside. I would suggest using a waterprooof pant and gaiters (such as the OR Expedition Crocodiles gaiter). THat should prevent any water from making its way through the top of the boot. As far as the membrane goes, I do not think that it is compromised. After that happened to me it took a few days for the boots to fully dry out (since the membrane stops liquid water from passing through in either direction) and they were back to normal.

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When will they make a women's double boot?...

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When will they make a women's double boot? Why are there no women's more technical boots? I don't fit into anything so this while I like it and bought them, I'm not sure it will be warm enough so looking into insulated gaiters to help.

I'm struggling with sizes in these boots......

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I'm struggling with sizes in these boots... help?!

I have a scarpa 37 rock shoe
my normal street shoes are usually 38-39
but when i've tried these boots on in the store, the staff have put me in a size 42?!!!
I can't believe that it really is 4ish sizes bigger than normal. that doesn't seem right. what am I doing wrong?
The 42 seems enormous, like a clown shoe, but in the 41, when i toe-kick the ground, i stub my big toe after only 2-3 kicks... is there something i'm doing wrong?

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HI Olivia,
here are a few ideas. with mountaineering/ice climbing boots you want to size up a bit to keep your toes off the end for when you are kicking your front points in on vertical ice and to keep from smashing them while walking down from the summit. also having a bit more room is nice because your feet will stay warmer with the added wiggle room and maybe a thicker sock.

so those reasons are probably why the folks at your local shop are putting you in a 42. but that does sound like a huge jump. one thing to try in the 41 you said you hit the end pretty easily is to get a thicker insole to move your foot up in the boot so that it holds your ankle better, if you have a really low volume foot this could be why even though you have sized up you are still hitting the end of the boot when you kick. you could also try wearing a ski sock that has cushioning on the shin to help give your ankle some volume so that the boot can hold your foot back.

so maybe if you can try a 40 or 41 with those suggestions you will find the right size, good luck!

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Hi, I normally wear 38.5 in La Sportiva...

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Hi, I normally wear 38.5 in La Sportiva but I just returned that size because it was way too small. Any idea when you may be getting more 39 or even 39.5 sizes?

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Sizing

I have also been in the sizing dilemma until finally I was able to try one on. I am generally a 5.5-6 or 37 and have a more narrow foot (hence found Scarpa did not fit me). I found a La Sportiva 39 suited me best (could do a 38.5 but they are so hard to find!) However, I am going for the 39 because I inserted my own orthopedic foot bed, I like to be able to move my toes to keep them warm and the size allows me to wear two thick (not overly thick) socks if I want. The heel gave me a good snug fit.
I got some good advice by the fitter. Your feet will swell not matter the temperature. Better to go a bit bigger than smaller as you can play around with socks and laces and the boots come with an extra pad that inserts over the top of your foot and ankle. It is important to have a really good heal fit that helps prevent forward foot movement no matter how much length you have or room you have for your toes.
Well that's my opinion.

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Cold in 0F little activity conditions

Size up if you don't want very cold toes ... especially if you happen to have long ones.
I wear a US 8.5 or EU(DE) 39.5 usually. With my high arches (this boot is clearly not build for high arches, but you can leave this portion laced looser, and you can fix the laces above the arch and have the upper portion tighter), this translated to a 40.5 in these boots, which felt like the right length. However, when wearing middle thick merino socks over thin ski socks (the technical type, less thick than tennis socks) there was very little room in the toe box and the toes got very cold. With my narrow heel it is usually not a good idea to size up so I did not and spent a "refreshing" day ice climbing in 0F conditions, even with little wind. Can't imagine these doing well in extreme conditions unless you size up considerably with lots of extra insulation i.e. thick socks or maybe add an insole to reflect body heat. The cold seemed to be seeping in from the whole of the bottom/sole mainly, felt like standing on cold tiles. Don't think my high arches will be compatible with adding insoles but if you have flatter feet that may well work. Loved the narrow heel part. A less good fit for my feet but softer more padded and WAY warmer option was the Mad Rock "Alpinist" boot (men's size 8), no women's version as far as I know.

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On sizing and boot selection

After painstaking research I chose this boot for climbing in Ecuador (over a double plastic). Happy to report that my shins and toes have felt great--worlds better than the beating my shins took in double plastics. People will give you mixed guidance on whether the boot is appropriate for that altitude (~19k ft)--my experience was good. My feet got a little chilly while standing and waiting up high, but warmed back up quickly.
I typically wear a 9.5 or 10 and ordered a 42 in this boot.

I'm going to Everest Base Camp this October...

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I'm going to Everest Base Camp this October and was looking at this boot. My concern is to get a boot that meets the requirements but not sure if this is too much/too technical. Can you provide some guidance?

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Might be a little over the top for just walking around base camp... Its a great mid-technical ice boot though

well, we use for mountainering in mexico,...

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well, we use for mountainering in mexico, tha name of the mountain it´s pico de orizaba and we know this mointain it´s a little tecnical rout. What do you thik aboute this crampons "Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon", it´s good choice?

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The Black Diamond Sabertooth crampon would work great with these boots. Great combination.

what crampones it's better for this boot

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what crampones it's better for this boot

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Salvador, this boot will accept most crampons, step-in or strap style because they have both heel lever lock and toe clip. What type of crampons is going to be driven by what application you are using them for.

Does anyone know how well this boot would...

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Does anyone know how well this boot would perform in extreme cold conditions? I will be trekking on Mt. Aconcagua next month (Jan 2011) and am considering this boot. I am a bit concerned that it might not be warm enough because it does not have a double boot.

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Sheree, you will get mixed results with this question. I have read reviews from people that used this boot and others have posted that they went double boot and were glad they did.

How does the sizing for the women's Nepal...

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How does the sizing for the women's Nepal compare to the men's Nepal? I haven't been able to try on the women's version (only the men's), so I'm wondering if it is a bit narrower than the men's.

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Laura, from what I have read the women's boot is a little more narrow than the men's version. Other than that they are about the same boot.

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Great for ice and high-altitude climbs

I have had this boot for two seasons now and have used them for ice climbing in the Northeast and mountain climbing in Peru. First, they are built on a womens last, so they are narrow in the heel and shug around the ankle, but have lots of room in the toe box. They are extremely warm so keep your feet warm when you are just standing around belaying. I have had no problems using them in lieu of a double boot for high altitude mountaineering. In extreme cold conditions, you could put a super gaitor over them. They are light enough so I used them as an approach boot to the glacier, so got a way without having to take two pair of boots. The lime green color is shockingly nice, too.

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Size notes

Regarding size - I wear a women's 6.5 to 7 shoe give-or-take and after Googling the crap out of "Nepal EVO women's sizing" and not getting a whole lot of guidance, ordered a 38.5. The fit was too tight for anything beyond a liner sock, so I'm sending them back for a 39.0.

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I'm really nervous ordering, especially after reading this, but I'm a women't size 6.5. I've tried on these boots in a store a while ago and I know I asked for a 6 and a 6.5. The six (which would be a size 37) were slightly too small (I think... at least I'm worried about thicker socks with them) and the 6.5 was a little too big, but I was planning on thicker socks. If you're also a 6.5 in a 39.... hmmmm, I'm wondering if I'm way off on my ordering with these sizes! Why are women's ice climbing and mountaineering boots so hard to find?? Guess I'm going to risk it and try the 37 since that's all they carry in stock and hope they work.

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was the 37 the right size?

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For reference, my wife wears a 7.5 in normal street shoes and for a little extra room for thicker socks and foot swelling needed a 39.5 in these boots.

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Good idea to include this information.
For what it's worth, I wear a size 6.5 in street shoes and am a 38 in these. I wear mine with heavy mountaineering socks and a thinner liner and they're very comfortable. I could prbly go down to a 37.5 and still be comfortable, but they didn't have that size available when we were purchasing. Versatile boot: good for ice climbing and am always surprised at how well they edge.

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I wear a size 6 and most 37 mountaineering boots work beautifully for me, however I ordered these in a 38 and they seem to be fitting very well, they don't feel squeezed even after swelling. I use a liner and a medium weight merino wool sock.

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Did any of you purchase the size 37 boots and they didn't fit and want to sell them? I am looking for some but can not afford them at full price. Email me at jbrine@uvm.edu if you have any you want to sell!!

I recently purchased these boots in size...

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I recently purchased these boots in size 40 (UK 7) for an upcoming trip to Ecuador (chimborazo), my normal meindl hiking boots are size 39 (UK 6) & are very comfortable!
I decided to wear my new boots for a hike up Snowdon this weekend and they killed me...I have never wore a B3 boot. My thighs were hurting as i couldnt roll my foot to climb rocks and seemed to be walking from the thigh - also my big toes are bruised and i may well lose the nails... Very painful! Is this normal?
Any advice or thoughts??? Im thinking i need a bigger size, is it normal to buy these boots 2 sizes bigger? Am i just better wearing the plastics they will hire you in Ecuador?

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I climbed cotopaxi, i am a men and i have my big toes with a red spot under the nail too buying a 41 boot, in men size of course, Its casual, I dont know?

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I climbed cotopaxi, i am a men and i have my big toes with a red spot under the nail too buying a 41 boot, in men size of course, Its casual, I dont know?

I currently use Koflach plastic boots for...

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I currently use Koflach plastic boots for mountain trips, but they hurt my shins something awful. I want to replace them with something sturdy, but possibly more useful for approaches as well. Will this boot be good?

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These boots are a very good alternative to plastics. They are very good for winter mountaineering and climbing. They are the most comfortable boot I have ever used. I use them for everything in the winter from technical climbing to long days hiking. Be careful doing over night trips, keep them warm so they do not freeze.

I"m planning a trip to Mt. Elbrus next...

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I"m planning a trip to Mt. Elbrus next summer. I tend to have problems with my feet getting cold easily. Would you say that these boots would be a good choice for this summer trip or is there another La Sportiva boot that you would recommend?

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No, I would not use those. I own them in men's and would only use them for vertical ice and a 3 day mountaineering trip. Any trip longer than that and it will be impossible to dry them out, and since you already get cold feet I would recommend getting a boot with a removable liner so you can dry them in your sleeping bag when you sleep. Go with a double plastic boot since they will keep your feet the warmest for the price.

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Tried them around -30 my feet froze! they also leaked . would be good with a foot warmer . If you have cold feet buy palstic these do move nicer though .

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Everyone says go plastic, thats all well and good but no one makes a WOMENS plastic boot!
Thats the issue, The only thing i have seen women due is use an inverno

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Any double plastic boots out there for women or available in smaller men's sizes -- 38-39 ish?

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Never tried these boots BUT i have koflac arctis expes and they fit fine and work well when mountaineering/ ice climbing. They are SOO warm and I have cold feet!

Never tried these boots BUT i have koflac arctis expes and they fit fine and work well when mountaineering/ ice climbing. They are SOO warm and I have cold feet!
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La Sportiva makes plastic boots in sizes starting at 37 but I do not believe Backcountry carries them.

http://www.lasportiva.com/catalogue/catalogo.php?cat=6&cod3=835&Language=EN

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I feel them quite cold in Ecuadorian Andes Cotopaxi, i only use one pair of streets socks to prove them for colder conditions, but my big tooth felt cold.