Ease the pain.
A far cry from the bulky alpine boots of yesteryear, the La Sportiva Men's Trango Tower GTX Mountaineering Boot offers ultralight warmth and support to help you scale towering peaks in remarkable comfort—relatively speaking, at least. After all, if you don't suffer a little, then the mountain wasn't big enough.
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort keeps your foot dry when you get caught off-guard by a freak snowstorm in the middle of summer, but still breathes well to keep you from overheating at lower altitudes. The rugged upper with Honey-Comb reinforcements withstands the roughest punishment the mountain can dish out. PU in the midsole offers support and cushioning when moving over rocky terrain, and EVA inserts decrease weight while still absorbing impacts and providing excellent rebound. Rounding it out is a Vibram One outsole for reliable traction on precarious ridgelines and the durability needed to withstand season after season in the high alpine. This sole is also equipped with an Impact Brake System for better control on descents.
- Stay warm while tackling towering peaks in this alpine boot
- Gore-Tex membrane for breathable waterproofing
- Upper is extremely abrasion-resistant
- 3D Flex ankle for longitudinal lock-out and lateral flex
- PU midsole offers cushioning and support
- EVA inserts decrease weight
- TPU insert for rear crampon compatibility
- Vibram One sole is extremely grippy and durable
- Item #LSP00CW
- Q & A
Great all mountain boot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: 10 (43)
- Height: 5'7"
- Weight: 165lbs
I bought these boots for a Mt Kilimanjaro trip. Over the course of 6 days (Marangu route) and 42 miles, these boots performed great. What really surprised me from the get go was how comfortable thses boots are. For a mountaineering boot that is capable of WI3-4 climbing, these are great hiking boots. The entire 6 day Kilimajaro trek/summit, I never experienced a blister or hotspot. I normally wear a size 9 (42) street shoe. I ordered a size 10 (43). Perfect fit with a pair of medium wool hiking socks. Will bring thses along on my next ice climbing trip to see how they perform. Wish they had a toe bail for automatic crampons. They do have a heel welt for crampons. Overall a great boot and would buy again.
Solid Under Foot
Finally got a chance to put these boots through the test. Climbed Ljuboten in the Å ar Mountains in Kosovo yesterday and these boots gave me everything I asked of them from start to finish. They are still fairly new and not once did I have to adjust the laces from start to finish. They performed as well as I could have ever imagined underfoot from scrambling up, to a solid decent on a wet and unstable surface. At first I thought they looked a bit clunky, but I was able to move fast and with precision on both the ascent and descent before an incoming storm moved in. Next week I will be in Switzerland and I canât wait to see how they perform there. I have no doubt that they will be up to the task.
Hiking with Heavy Loads
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So Far So Good
I went a half size larger than normal and they are a bit tight. After a short five mile hike I can see where they are going to break in. I am spending the next year in Europe and hope to put them to good use. Ankle support is above what I expected from the get go. These boots feel more like a stronger alpine boot than I thought they would. Not a complaint. I am 6' 6" and weigh in at 250 so I can use all the support they can offer. At the same time they are light and didn't feel like I was working hard to move forward. More to follow, but as of right now I am happy as always with their product.
Does this boot fit true to size?
I am planning on using it for ebc and 3 passes trek in nepal. Would it be enough to go half a size up to fit thick merino socks.
I would size up 1 whole size for these boots especially if wearing thick wool socks which you'll need for the 3 passes trek!