For ladies who love to move fast through the mountains.
- Item #LSP0109
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I trekked through 7 days on Kilimanjaro wearing the Asolo Stynger (bought them based on great reviews) and they butchered my heels. I'm not comparing these to the Asolo, I know these are a step up from that boot in a few ways. But knowing I needed to replace those, and after a LOT of research trying to find a boot that would be great for backpacking, trekking, hiking, and light mountaineering, but still lightweight, I decided on these. I have a normal width foot and wear a size 9, so I purchased the 41.5 - I usually go up 1/2 size in their women's boots. In their mens boots, I wear a 41. I have always had a hard time finding boots that don't give me blisters on my heels… and these were amazing. I would recommend them for 3 season climbing, but probably not warm enough for bitter cold days at higher altitude. They did work great for me in high altitude without snow. I climbed the Lascar volcano in the Atacama region of Chile last month (18,000 feet) and they were perfect! They have enough room in the toe for a thicker sock, and kept my foot warm. I have also worn them as a boot in the snow around town. They do have a stiff sole, but I found them to be very comfortable, with great ankle support, and a good all around multipurpose boot. I will definitely use them as my go to hiking/light mountaineering boot. Crampon compatible was also another reason I chose them.
La Sportiva Trango S EVO
I have mixed feelings about these boots. I've had them for almost 3 years, and the longer I've had them, the less I like them.
Pros: Lightweight, sticky sole (great for scrambling with a pack) stiff enough to take a crampon comfortably, good for summer mountaineering, waterproof, very breathable, good for narrower feet and cradle the ankle well (great for weaker ankles or heavier packs)
Cons: Narrow toebox (I've lost 6 toenails so far), not very warm, material gets really cold on snow, will kill your feet after a long day (not very much shock absorption), too stiff for hiking
So basically, these are uncomfortable hiking boots with a sticky sole that take a strap-on crampon. Use your judgment.
Best boots I've ever had
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
This is my third pair of Trango's. I have completely worn out 2 previous pairs. They have lasted me about 4-5 years per pair doing both hiking and scrambling in the Rockies during the summers and falls, pretty much every weekend. I have average typical feet, not super wide but definitely not narrow and they fit perfectly. I don't think they are for narrow feet. I wore them on a 11 mile scramble/hike in the Indian Peaks wilderness the first time out and they were super comfortable. I wear them all summer and don't feel that they are too hot, but on the other hand it is rarely that hot at the elevations I am hiking in. I have done some snow climbing in them and they were warm and dry, but I have not done much in the dead of winter. They are not warm enough for -10 degree days on ice. Overall this is a great all-around hiking/mountaineering boot that can deal with 3 season conditions at altitudes above 12,000 feet.
La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineer
Pros: super lightweight, no break-in required, and I've never had a single blister.
Cons: A little too narrow for my "average" feet, not warm at all in any kind of snow conditions, (resulting in numb toes 9 out of 12 times I've climbed in them so far) the seam around the toe area has been peeling apart since the 3rd time I wore them, the laces come untied really easily, and I seem to always get some heel lift when plunge-stepping on the descent.
Overall they've gotten the job done, but I'll probably try another brand next time.
Comfy on the ascent
I wore these on my winter trek to Everest Base Camp. They were surprisingly light and comfortable...they felt more like tennis shoes than boots. They gave great support through the ankle and arch. They were wonderful for the ascent, but really painful on the descent. My toes came out purple and my feet ached for about a month after. I would recommend taking something like an approach shoe to switch between. [FYI: this was a 15 day trek and I left before I had time to break them in, so all things considered, they were great!]
These boots have been surprisingly comfortable and light-weight on my feet. Feet have stayed warm and dry. I've worn them while hiking, mountaineering, snowshoeing, making snow angels, and airboarding / sledding. Good grip and traction.
I've worn them with Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons. Great fit.
Hi Tech Vegan Boots Are a Winter Hiking Winner
Pros: No break-in period needed and plenty of warmth for mountain hiking. My Ice cleats fit on perfectly so I am ready for winter.
Cons: You will need to scuff up the soles or you will be slipping on wet leaves and rocks in between the snow surfaces.
I wear a 7.5 US boot and the 39 EU fits perfectly with my winter socks. Nice amount of toe room and no heel rubbing. I usually wear a 38.5 so in my opinion they run a bit small so it you fall into one of these in-be-tween sizes think a size up. The support is amazing and as a Nature Photographer I am often focused on things other than the trail. HikeOurPlanet.com These offer the stability I demand.
Kudos to BackCountry.com for the quick product turn-around so I had the right size for my winter hiking season.
Happy New Year from the Trail!
Good fit no water proof
I used these boots on a 12 day mountaineering adventure in the Cascades. It was mixed climbing both snow ice and rock. I was pleasantly surprised at how well they fit right out of the box. I have a very narrow heel and have difficulty blister issues in most shoes. I was however disappointed at how quickly these shoes got soaked. It felt like my feet were in a swimming pool from day one.
La Sportiva Trango S Evo
Trango S EVO GTX Women's Boot
My wife and I both have these boots and love them.
These boots are very comfortable and require little to no break-in period. I consider them a summer Alpine boot that is lightweight and I have never got a single blister while wearing them.
They are stiff enough for crampon use but I have also used them for hikers while carrying a heavy pack. These boots have performed regardless of the task. They are not insulated so they would not be the boot of choice for high elevations or extreme cold.
Runs a tad large
These boots rock. But this is about sizing primarily- I normally wear a 8-8.5 us womens and I am comfortable in a 39 european, which is 7.5+ US. When in doubt, I would go smaller rather than larger for sure.
Lightweight but Stable
I have been wearing these boots mountaineering for 2 summer climbing seasons now. They are very lightweight boots, so that if you bring approach shoes (like light trail hiking shoes) these boots can be slung over your pack no problem, and do not add too much weight. They are light on your feet too, but the ankle support is still great for uneven terrain. I have been able to use them for hiking, scrambling, and full-on mountaineering. I am able to climb 4th class rock in them, as well, and feel confident on 5th class when roped up. I have worn them when I am also carrying a heavy pack and feel stable.
In snow and water, they stayed warm and dry - just be sure to wear socks that wick away sweat and moisture. They are not very insulated, so for multi-day winter hiking or outings, that is something to think about. I would wear them for shorter ice-climbing approaches no problem, so they are only compatible with crampons that sling around the back and don't have the 'clip' features.
Hope that helps!
i love these boots. I have always had a problem with proper fit of boots; the heel never seems to cup your foot and it slids up to the top of the boot. I have had absolutely no problem; the heel of the boot fits perfect. They are so comfortable and light!!! I have been wearing them snowshoeing every weekend and had not experienced cold, sore or uncomfortable feet.
Are these boots suitable for rugged and...
Are these boots suitable for rugged and lengthy day hiking with a light pack? I know they are made for mountaineering and alpine climbing, which I won't be doing much of if any at all. However, I have tried probably 50 different hiking/backpacking boots and nothing fits. My heels and feet are ridiculously narrow and low volume. I read that these boots are a great fit for narrow feet so I ordered a pair. Straight out of the box, I love the fit. But I am concerned they will be too much boot/too warm for long treks. Has anyone worn them just for hiking? If so, how did they do?
theywill hike, but like you said.. they are VERY stiff and mildly warm sorry, hope you find the right boot
Can anyone give me some inside how the...
Can anyone give me some inside how the Trango compare to Scarpa Charmoz GTX boots? They seem to be very similar based on my research but I was wondering if anyone tried both.
I've tried both, and have the Scarpas. They are super similar boots in both materia and, now that the Sportivas are blue, looks. Pretty much the only difference is that the Scarpas have a wider footbed than the Sportivas. Other than that, it's slight color and material differences. Both are great companies, so if they fit, you're not going wrong with either.
Can you tell me if the heel cup differs...
Can you tell me if the heel cup differs between the men's and women's versions of this boot? It seems that the heel cup for the women's version is either love it or hate it, no break in or blisters forever. I've experienced this with Asolo boots - 4 years of blister hell on the heels. Took these out for a test run and after about 3 miles started getting the heel inflamation. I'm trying to look for a solution because these are designed for exactly what I need, but the fit on the heel is a major concern. Hoping maybe the mens version might be a little different since I didnt see any reviews mentioning heel blisters... Thanks for any advice!
I am certainly no expert on these boots but I have read that the Women's version has a slightly smaller heel cup and overall smaller width than the Men's version. I can't remember where I read it so I can't post the link.
I need a vegan boot for climbing Mt....
I need a vegan boot for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, which has both terrain and temperature variations (forest to rock, warm to cold). Would this boot do well?
This is more geared to mountaineering, so they'd probably be uncomfortably warm in the warmer weather.
My wife and I both have these boots and you should be fine with them. They breathe really well and although they are geared toward mountaineering they are not insulated so your feet will not cook in the warmer zones.
I am doing Mt Rainier in Sept and Mera...
I am doing Mt Rainier in Sept and Mera Peak next April. Is this suitable?
I would check with guides and get their recommendation. These are very nice boots but do not feature much insulation and I would want something more. I would personally go with the Nepal and many opt for the double plastic.
Would these boots work for ice climbing?...
Would these boots work for ice climbing? I've gotten a recommendation for the Nepal Evo, but if these work, I'd just assume spend less money. Any suggestions?
These are amazing, worth every cent and leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.
These boots shall work for ice climbing, if you are already an experienced ice climber. But if you are new to the sport, they are NOT the best boots for ice climbing. First, these boots are designed for three-season mountaineering/alpine use, so they are not very warm. You will be fine to use it in temperatures above 20F. Second, the boots do not have the toe welts that can accept the step-in crampons. Most of the crampons for ice climbing are "step-in" crampons. But if you are already an ice climber, this should not be a problem.
For ice climbing I would move up to the Nepals. These will work unless it is really cold but as Jane posted the Nepals will handle about anything.
Hi: do you have this style of boots in 6.5...
Hi: do you have this style of boots in 6.5 us number?
do you ship to Mexico?
If yes, how much do I pay for it?
Thanks a lot
Do I use crampons with leverlock on this...
Do I use crampons with leverlock on this boot?
Yes, leverlock or any hybrid style (heel bail/toe strap) binding will work.
are the boots wide or narrow sorry I was...
are the boots wide or narrow
sorry I was inquiring about the men's boots
If you thinking of the Mens Trango S EVO GTX boots, then I think that they are closer to a narrow fit than a wide fit. I would not say they are really narrow though.
Hope that helps. I could measure them if you really would like.
are the boots wide or narrow
are the boots wide or narrow
Some people say La Sportiva run narrow; however, I don't think I agree. I do believe they run slightly small, though. I usually wear a normal men's US 8. My La Sportiva size is 42. (I have 3 pairs of La Sportiva boots, to include the model you're commenting on.) My feet aren't extremely wide, but they are still considered wide feet. By the way, the boot on this page is the woman's model. Anyways, hope this helps. I love this boot (men's version, of course) and can't say enough great things about it.
My wife has these and I have a pair of these in the Men's version. I think they tend to run on the narrow side as both of us have narrow feet and they fit perfectly.
I found this boot to be of average fit. Neither too narrow or too wide. My feet are pretty average - if anything, I have a narrow heel and slightly wide forefoot.
I have am a US size 6, and have the size 37. They are comfortable, with a little room for a thicker sock if needed.