A three-season boot for your shoulder season ascents.
The three-season La Sportiva Men's Trango Alp Evo GTX Boot is well-equipped to tackle your spring and summer alpine ascents with finesse. The Trango is made of a durable and water-resistant silicone injected leather to keep your feet protected from rolling approaches and rocky ascents. When you do come in contact with an icy couloir, the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane will keep your feet dry while you kick in steps. The midsole of the boot is composed of a combination of PU and EVA foam. Stiff PU in the toe and heel gives the boot a stiff alpine feel, while cushioning EVA foam ensures a comfortable hiking experience once you're below treeline. La Sportiva went with a burly Vibram sole on this boot, which will excel whether you're climbing a rocky buttress or booting up a snowy couloir, and when that couloir turns into a sketchy sheet of blue ice, the Trango will accept either hybrid or strap-on crampons.
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane
- Idro-Perwanger leather upper (silicone injected leather)
- Extended lacing closure
- 7mm graded nylon insole
- PU and EVA midsole with TPU crampon welt at the heel
- Vibram ONE sole with Impact Brake System
- Hybrid and strap-on crampon compatible
- Item #LSP005J
- Q & A
Didn't work for me
My feet very commonly go numb in these and i've had some pretty bad blisters from these bad boys. I also lost a toe nail due to them. They aren't a very good all around mountaineering boot. Unless you're climbing some pretty steep snow/ice, these are hurting you on the approach. I really thought my Salewas were better, until the eyelets broke on those.
La Sportiva Trango Alp Evo GTX Boot
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 45.0
I've used these boots on a few occasions this spring/summer for guiding and recreational use in the Washington Cascades. I've climbed up to 5.7 in them and I have done a lot of spring snow slogging as well, with some steeper summer snow in between. They fit really well out of the box, and felt quite good practicing leading trad at my local crag. They are quite comparable to Scarpa's Triolet Boots in look and feel, both having leather elements, a very light weight, and good climbing ability. These boots climb rock far better than my previous boots, the La Sportiva Trango Extremes, but are a lot less warm; however, I have not had that be an issue in my usage of them. In conclusion, these boots are ideal for spring/summer alpine routes that involve a little bit of everything, such as the TFT, the North Faces of Buckner/Shuksan, and the NE Buttress of Goode. Very good boots for doing climbs in varied terrain.
Comfort out of the box
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
The La Sportiva answer to Scarpas Triolet. A better fit for narrower feet. Out of the box and on to a 9 mile conditioning hike with steep descents and no blisters or soreness. As with any boot it's important to figure out the lacing system to ensure a comfortable fit. I spent the first hour getting there but well worth it. I've been out a few more times with no issues. Looking forward to years of comfy feet in the mountains.