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Lightweight, waterproof support. Get everything you've ever wanted in a mountaineering boot in the Trango.

The La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot received a 2004 Backpacker magazine Editor's Choice Award. This boot, weighs in at a super light 2lb 10oz, one of the reasons it's won favor with mountaineering gurus worldwide. The Gore-Tex membrane is guaranteed waterproof, while remaining breathable. La Sportiva took their climbing shoe background to heart when they created the snug-fitting Trango's lacing system with lace lock. Another feature that sets the Trango apart from the competition is the 3D Flex ankle-hinge system. This support system remains flexible from side to side while providing stability when front pointing in crampons. *AVAILABLE FOR NORTH AMERICAN SHIPMENT ONLY.

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5 5

Kick a$$

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

These boots are a great compromise between a hiker and mountaineering boot. Took them to the Dolomites with me and put a lot of miles on them. Also led 5.7+ on wet, rainy limestone in them. They edge great and are stiff enough to support without being inflexible. Some insulation, but would probably still take my Nepal Evos if I'm gonna be in very cold weather. Love these boots.

(Caveat: I've not owned these particular boots for that long. I own many shoes from La Sportiva and love them.)

3 5

Toe box issue

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

I'm having issues with my toes getting smashed on descents. I've tried relacing the boots half dozen ways. I'm a 11.5/.75 shoe size and bought true to size. Did I buy to small?

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I normally wear a 9.5, and I always size up my boots at least a full size. My Trangos are 11 and the perfect fit for me. Good luck.

these boots will take you places

these boots will take you places

16 hour hike over glaciers and their outwash fields? Not a problem
Jaunts in the icy woods of New England? Not a problem
They are light, comfortable (if you get the right size), great with or without crampons and just all around reasonable.
Just look at the kinds of places you can go in them!

3 5

Great Price, Light Weight, Mid Temp Boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I picked these up as a replacement for my Trango Extreme boots that were lost in a house fire. I wanted to shoot for a lighter weight boot and have the comfort of the Trango Extreme's. My first mistake was picking up a size to large (doh) and my second was giving up the warmth for wanting to be a weight weeny. I did manage to take them out on a couple of training hikes, one short hike that I noticed they were a bit big. The large size I was hoping to overcome via a new insole along with my normal Smartwool Trekking socks and a mid-weight liner for warmth. On the second hike with the new insoles I was noticing that I wasn't going to overcome the sizing mistake, but managed to make to a quick winter summit at 9,000' where the temps were in the low 20's. At the summit I noticed my feet becoming cold fast, something I never experienced with the Trango Extreme's. I gritted my teeth to get to the bottom of the snow pack so I could change out into a light weight pair of approach shoes and take a look at the blister damage which was pretty ugly.

These may make a great summer boot where you need the great water protection, but don't expected them to keep you warm on a Mt. Rainier attempt. I'll now wait until the new La Sportiva Nepal Cube is delivered to our distribution center, hopefully soon, and will pick em up for some PNW glaciers later this year.

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Tried these on in a shop here in CO. Tried...

Tried these on in a shop here in CO. Tried on a 45 (on sale, and no 44.5). They fit slightly roomy, and am nervous they will pack out and become a sloppy fit. I wear the Boulder X in a 44.5 for summer and fall 14er hikes, and they fit very well with a medium weight Smartwool hiking sock. Im looking to pick these up for snow routes. Should I be concerned with the extra room, or be looking for that as far as layering? This will be my first mountaineering boot, so any help will be awesome.

How would these do for Mt Washington? Doing...

How would these do for Mt Washington? Doing the Presidential Traverse in mid OCT, my regular Asolo FSN won't handle the trek. So looking for more of a mountaineering boot. Thanks

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Sure, these could work fine for doing a Presi traverse in OCT, or any time of the year where there is ice and snow up there. Pair these with a good pair of crampons and you'd be in business to hike just about anything in the east, and probably most stuff in the west as well.

Any one use these for technical ice climbing?...

Any one use these for technical ice climbing? How are they?

Best Answer Responded on

I used them for my first season of ice until I got a boot with a toe welt. For newmatic crampons, they work great--plenty stiff enough for vertical ice, you just have to make sure you're using the right crampon.

If you're looking to climb a lot of technical ice, I would go for a boot that has a toe-welt..but there are plenty of ice climbers far better than I am who prefer newmatic style crampons and boots.

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Thanks Tom, I ended up going with the silver bullets and love them!

5 5

Best summer boots

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

I've used these bad boys for it all, long knarly approaches, technical rock climbs, and summer snow/glaciers. Paired them with Petzls Sarken crampons and there's not much that can stop you besides the weather and your own limits. I've also got a handful of my friends using them now. The soles have a short life due to the sticky, soft rubber that enables them to smear up chimneys, but you can get that redone. Favourite pair of boots in my arsenal.

trango weight 1484 / 52 oz
nepal evo ...

trango weight 1484 / 52 oz
nepal evo 35.7 oz / 1012
is that correct nepal is lighter than trango ?

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I think the 35.7 oz listed should be per shoe because I know that those Nepal Evos are just over 4 lbs a pair. These Trangos should be the lighter option of the two.

Attention: Phil Maher/Lexi D,
Do you have...

Attention: Phil Maher/Lexi D,
Do you have another e-mail address I can contact you on that is a little more private than this one? I would like to communicate in a more candid way with either of you regarding these La Sportiva Trango boots,this system is a little to public!?!

regards Mike Moffitt

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In what seems to be over 1000 awesome answers to finally have one even slightly off the mark is nice to see that you're human ;)

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Thank you, Alexander. As you might have gathered, I have so much respect for people like you that put in the real effort and do the heavy lifting....the honest way.

The same invitation that I extended to Mike here applies to you tenfold. Drop me a line Bro!

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likewise man, you mean photobombing isn't heavy lifting?

If I buy a pair of these boots through...

If I buy a pair of these boots through your company are you able to send them to New Zealand?

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Hey Mike,

If it was my company, I would be shipping myself to New Zealand, too...

**update** No, La Sportiva can't be shipped outside the US, but I'm positive there aren't any restrictions on shipping me there...unless the State Dept revoked my passport and didn't tell me.

Here's the link for the policy and details:

http://sales.liveperson.net/hc/s-9551721/cmd/kbresource/kb-1851103337680683942/view_question!PAGETYPE?sc=122&sp=94&sf=101133&documentid=239532&action=view&VisitorProfile=BCS2&MESSAGEVAR!home=yes&MESSAGEVAR!cookie=no&MESSAGEVAR!docid=239532

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Hey Mike,

I'm so sorry to be the bearer of bad news here, but we actually cannot ship the La Sportiva brand to N.Z. While we can ship to NZ, we cannot ship all brands due to vendor trade restrictions placed upon us by our brands. Unfortunately, we can ship La Sportiva only to North America. If you have a friend or family member living in North America, we would be most happy to send them there for you.

I apologize about the disappointment! And Phil is right, I wish we could both be shipped to New Zealand, what a wonderful place you live in!

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Sorry Mike. Thanks Lexi. I never scrolled down past the list itself and missed that entirely.

5 5

A great all around boot

I did a 5 day backpacking trip in these boots. They worked great always stayed dry. I have been using them for everything to hiking to some LIGHT mountaineering. My only compliant would be that they are not the warmest but that's not what they are for now is it.

5 5

Solid Boot

I have been a long-time La Sportiva boot user. Started off with the Makalus, then had the Karakorams for a while. Both of those boots were pretty heavy and in the case of the Makalus, took about a solid month of backpacking to finally break in. I was looking for a great boot that was relatively light versus the prior boots yet provided the same stiffness and ROM without taking forever to break in. The Trangos delivered in all criteria. I will say this though, don't use this boot for backpacking in lower elevations during the height of Summer. Your feet will cook. This is a boot for bagging technical peaks, doing some technical work on mixed snow, rock and ice at moderate elevations.

4 5

Great boot, narrow fit

Great boot. I wear a size 14 in Asics, Brooks, Vasque, Columbia etc so I bought the 47.5. Length was fine but the narrow width borders painful.

Funnily enough Backcountry first sent two left boots. They found the right boot and sent it my way a week later. Great customer service.

Can these boots be used for climbing...

Can these boots be used for climbing 6500-7000 m peaks in the Himalayas ?

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These are lighter than the Nepal Evo, so I'd suspect they would fall short. You may want to consider a double like the Spantiks.

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I think you need a double boot for those kind of altitudes. I used the Scarpa Phantom 6000 on Aconcagua and Denali (with overboot on Denali summit day,for insurance) and they performed well. As other poster said, Spantiks are good, as are Baruntse. It is all about fit.

4 5

Fit great for narrow feet

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have narrow feet (A) so I have a more difficult time finding a boot that fits well. I have been backpacking in the Adirondacks and Whites since 1980 so I have owned numerous boots and these are one of the best fitting boots I have owned. I love the 3/4 shank support while hiking. I use them all year round. In Winter I use them for day hikes only. They work great with a heavy sock and liner. They are also true to size. My foot size is 13 A. I bought size 13.5 (48) to accommodate thicker socks.
Two issues that I do have with this boot are:
1. I have a narrow heel so I get blisters with these boots. But, this happens with any pair of boots that I have owned so don't blame the boots.
2. I did a day hike up Mt. Jackson in the White Mountains this summer. When I finished the hike I noticed that each boot had a hole in the toe area of the rubber rand that is suppose to protect the boots from rocks. I've never seen this happen with any other boot I have owned. I returned them for a new pair without any questions.
I decided to go with this model again because of the overall fit and comfort.

Looking into buying a pair of boots than...

Looking into buying a pair of boots than would be good for backpacking, approaches, and eventually some snow/ice so these seem to fit the bill pretty well. Basically, i need something stiffer than my Asolos, but not as stiff as my Nepal Evos. Would this be a good medium? Or are there other boots worth considering?

PS: Scarpas and other wider boots don't fit my foot well.

Best Answer Responded on

Sam,
I don't know which Asolo boots you own, but these sound to be the boot you're looking for. The Trangos work well for mild-weather alpine climbs where you need the ankle support of a boot for either the approach or climb, but don't need the stiffness of a full-shank mountaineering boot. With these boots I can easily climb 5.8/AI3 and carry 60 lbs of gear to basecamp. They do have a sticky rubber bottom so if you were planning on using them as a backpacking boot they would get torn up quicker than say a pair of heavy full-grain leather boots, but these will climb technical terrain much better and be more nimble on the approach.

5 5

f a n t a s t i c

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

out of the box these things were incredible!! put 80 miles and 50,000 feet of vertical on these over 11 days and they were awesome!! heavy duty laces and buckles; along with vibram soles make these a winner!!!

f a n t a s t i c

Would these boots or the La Sportiva Glacier...

Would these boots or the La Sportiva Glacier be okay for single pitch ice climbing? Also I want something that can be used on approaches too.

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Dustynails,
The Glaciers and the Trangos do not have a toe welt, so you would need to use a pair of crampons with a plastic toe basket. This method is great for alpine climbing, though doesn't offer the precise fit/stiffness of a rigid set of crampons with a metal toe bar. Additionally, if you're looking to use these on waterfall ice in the winter you may end up with colder feet than you would like. The Trango S Evo is a great boot for more mild temperatures where you plan on long approaches and single day alpine climbs.

I would instead recommend the Trango Extreme Evos since they have more insulation and a toe welt to accomodate more aggressive crampons. Additonally, these boots will still hike very well as they have the same last and are comfortable enough for a lightweight winter backpacking trip. http://www.backcountry.com/la-sportiva-trango-extreme-evo-light-gtx-mens.