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A lightweight boot that's not squeamish about wet, rocky, or long trails.
A two-day hike into the rough, untamed world can beat your improperly protected toes and ankles into pulp. With the lightweight, supportive La Sportiva Omega GTX Backpacking Boot, you can trek for many miles with weather-resistance, cushioning, and security for your steps. The tough leather upper and a Gore-Tex membrane seal out the rain, mud, and creek crossings, while the Symbios Technology midsole provides excellent impact reduction and support.
- Durable Ingrasatto leather and nubuck leather upper stands up to abuse as you traverse mountain ranges and long trails
- Gore-Tex membrane seals out rain, puddles, and creek crossings while also expelling interior moisture to prevent blisters
- Co-molded Symbios PU-EVA midsole and 7mm Ergoflex footbed matches your foot's shape and cushions heavy steps in rocky terrain
- TPU torsion plate reduces boot twisting and buckling while providing a decent amount of flex
- Flexible ankle enables easy mobility while climbing steep sections of trail but the tall collar provides side-to-side protection to prevent ankle injury
- The Vibram Sasslong rubber outsole secures your steps on mud, sand, and slick rock
- Impact brake system, which is a slanted lug pattern, enhances stopping power and control when carrying a heavy pack
- Soft Cordura in the ankle and gusset reduce pressure points while the lace hooks ensure an even fit throughout the many miles
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Will these work with Black Diamond contact...
Will these work with Black Diamond contact strap crampons for general mountaineering/glacier travel?
One of the keys to a good crampon boot whether for ice climbing, mountaineering, or even basic glacier travel is a fairly rigid sole structure.
Unfortunately the very flex that makes the La Sportiva Omega GTX Backpacking Boot excellent for backpacking and trekking makes it unsuitable even for BD Contact Strap Crampons.
For a hiking boot that will cross-over well to mountaineering and crampon wear, I would recommend the Mammut Appalachian GTX.
Best boot ever
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
Fit: true to size, but I have a fairly narrow foot, narrow heel, and high instep. That said, they are the best pair of hiking boots I've ever owned, and I've gone through a lot over the past 30 years. The fit perfectly, which is of course essential, but the performance is unexpectedly good. I've worn them about 50-60 miles so far, flat trails, hills, and sidewalks. The most comfortable footwear I own, and have been wearing them to work (in an office, but casual time of year) because they just feel good on the feet. Miles in wet slushy snow, no leaks. Hours on a trail, and they breathe beautifully. It is winter here in Idaho, so I can't say what they're like on a hot day. The traction is superb compared to other hikers--real tacky grip on ice and snow. And the leather is so comfortable its like a pair of perfectly fit deerskin gloves. Enough. And I never write reviews. But I'm tempted to order another paid of these and store them in the closet for when the first pair wears out.
My Italian shoes are for backpacking!
Top Quality through out. Metal eyelets for boot laces are very stout. Double stitch toe, then protected with the rubber tip. Boot tongue does not bunch up inside boot. Easy to flex foot yet feels very supportive. My upper heel is very sensitive to poor fitting boots, this boot fits my foot just right. Steep accents on dirt / gravel / rock trails are what this boot feels ready for. I have not crossed water yet, but feel sure that my feet will remain dry as long as I dont dive in to deep water. The soles are Vibram and feel solid under my heel when descending. Cuff of boot opening is made of soft yet rugged leather. Interior of the boot is lined w/ soft fabric and I dont feel any hidden edges or stray bits. When the insole is removed I can see that much attention to detail was given to the construction of these boots. Special designed soles provide better contact and control. I hope to put some serious mileage on these boots.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Very nice and well constructed boot as every La Sportiva boot that I have! I spent a lot of days with it in the melt snow, with no problems with wet feet! I usualy use a half size biger in La sportiva boot
Very nice boot. Almost all leather ( tounge is 2/3s fabric). Great workmanship and materials. 100% waterproof.Boot seems to form fit around your foot. Good lateral rigidity- boot stands almost 8" tall. Moderate flex, good for hiking and light/ moderate backpacking. It is a warm boot, perhaps not the best for hot weather hiking, Too much flex for crampons but it is not advertised as a mountaineering boot. Fits as sized. This is a very good boot for 90% of my needs. It is expensive but well worth it if it lasts. Time wtill tell. One last thing- it's made in Italy!