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  • Waterproof Gore-Tex® lined abrasion-resistant polyester uppers with patented thermoplastic urethane Thermo Tech Application™
  • Rubber toe and heel rands
  • Extremely durable and lightweight
  • 3D Flex™ inserts for excellent ankle mobility
  • Vibram® Mulaz outsoles with technical edging platforms and aggressive rear lugs for superior traction
  • Boots can be resoled


View all La Sportiva Women's Backpacking Boots

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Best Use Backpacking
Footwear Height Over-the-ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Thermoplastic urethane/polyester mesh
Lining Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane
Midsole Dual-density EVA
Outsole Vibram Mulaz rubber
Can Be Resoled Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 lbs. 0.3 oz.
Gender Women's

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Sizing notes

For rock climbing shoes: Choose soft shoes two to three sizes smaller than your street shoe size. We recommend you fit your trad shoes one to two sizes under your street shoe size. Remember to factor in stretch. Unlined slip-lasted shoes tend to stretch about one full size. Lined shoes stretch about a half size. Remember: a well-fit comfortable shoe will work better than an ill-fitting tighter shoe. For boots: Add one half size to your street shoe size. You should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking downhill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needs Break-in Period! These shoes are rad. But they DEFINITELY need to be broken in. I just took these on a three day backpacking trip out of the box because I was in desperate need for a new boot. The first day was only 6 miles, and they started giving me blisters on the back of my heel after mile 3. Day two and three were more bearable as I could feel the boot molding to my feet more. I took them across streams, over snow, and through 80 degree valleys. My feet were completely dry and warm, but not over-heated. No complaints other than the blisters. Maybe it's just me. I do have a really narrow foot, especially in the heel. I've tried on every single pair of boots REI has to offer in store, and these were the only ones that really hugged my heel.
Date published: 2016-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected Love I recently bought these shoes after trying on no less than 17 pairs of hiking shoes. I needed to find a pair of hiking/backpacking shoes that had some ankle security to them. I have always hiked in low profile shoes but due to a severe lateral ankle sprain a while back I now need to know for sure that I won't roll my ankle while hiking if I want to avoid surgery. Problem is I hate having my ankle range of motion restricted. Hence trying on all the shoes. I bought these for two reasons. 1: They fit. I have a naturally fairly flat , bony low volume, medium width foot with a narrow ankle. 2: The ankle support is solid but flexible. I can still move like I am wearing a low top shoe but it is very very hard to roll my ankle beyond normal range. I am not fighting the shoe to walk. I have worn them on the trail once so far. Olympic Mountains,Wa on a dry 50 degree day for an afternoon hike. About 15 minutes in they warmed up and moulded to my foot shape. They are grippy on logs and rocks but flexible enough to walk naturally on flat trail. The sole is agile enough to feel the ground beneath you but without any sharp stabs when on rocks or roots. They were warm, but not uncomfortable. Laced lightly they were great for walking, laced snugger (yep that's a word, I'm sure) the were solid on the downhill, no slips , slides or rolls. They are light but burly where it counts. I look forward to wearing the soles off these. Note: Not for the high of arch or wide of foot. Although the insole is removable so the arch bit may negotiable.
Date published: 2016-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome all weather, all season hiking boot. I bought these boots after doing a lot of research and shopping. I also spoke to a friend that is an alpine mountaineer that has a similar boot of the same brand. He couldn't speak any higher about them, so I decided to give them a try. They are a little pricer, but they blow my old hiking boots out of the water. Quality over quantity for sure. I wore them for an initial 6 mile hike with very little break in time needed. Then on a fewer, smaller hikes. I just wore them on a 14er and they were awesome while it was 90 degrees at the bottom of the mountain, my feet were not hot. Then during the hike through a stream and mud, they were impervious and my feet stayed dry. I love the coating on the outside of them as it seems to repel everything and wipes off easily. Finally, near the top through some snow and jagged rocks, they did great and my grip was awesome. 5 stars all around!!
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful boot! Just completed 5 days on the Rockies in these with no break in period and these were awesome! They handled tough rocky climbs and descents with ease. They grip well and let you feel just enough of the trail to maintain stability. My husband bought the same boots and loves them too! No blisters for either of us even averaging 10 miles/day with packs. Love these boots! I normally wear a 6.6-7 & I bought the 7 to allow for thick wool socks.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from too warm/non-breathable for hot season marvelous supportive feel, snug lacing. we (sales clerk, supervisor and I) figured that with gore-tex brand it'd be breathable, but it's not enough for a vent-needful (southern UT) hike location
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PERFECT BACKPACKING BOOT I love these boots! LaSportiva, thank you for making a supportive, lightweight, and precise boot for backpacking with moderate weight for many miles and multiple days. Such boots are hard to find in the current market, and I have been waiting for over a year to replace my old backpacking boots - the LaSportive M-Hike. I just purchased these and their maiden voyage was a 6 day trip in the Grand Canyon, carrying a 40 pound pack (ncluding water). They fit great, gave great ankle and knee support, and I had no blisters or crunched toes. They fit like a climbing shoe, and the climbing zone on the toe is perfect for steep ascents. I am looking forward to climbing peaks with them this summer, and they have great traction in the snow. At first the color seemed quite bright but after a day in the dirt you don't even notice. I would love to see this boot made in a leather or synthetic non-GTX version for enhanced breathability and use in hot/dry climates, but I can't say my feet felt any hotter/sweatier than they would have in my other boots.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not holding up for Sierra backpacking I was really hoping these would work out, but sadly I think I'll be returning them. I've backpacked 30 miles with them this week and they already look like I've had them a few years. The rubber under the toe and heel is very soft and wearing down quickly and the toe cap is beginning to peel away. They are very comfortable though (after a few blisters on my heels), and run true to size. I usually wear a 7.5 and the 7.5 fit perfectly and molded to my foot. These would probably be sufficient for someone who hikes every once in a while, but I wanted something that would last longer than a single season.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds Expectations When I went to REI looking for replacement boots I was highly disappointed in their variety for women. It had been over three years since I looked at boots last and my old Asolos were only offered in men's. I really like aggressive boots and am preferential to solid leather uppers. The sales associate threw me a couple of women's boots that he thought would be comparable to my old ones. I was shocked that all the boots I tried on were more "fashionable" than "functional". This boot was the last one he picked up. I had heard good things about La Sportiva, but had never even considered a composite boot. First try they were comfortable and gripped well on the rock display in the store. We went to Alaska where I would give these their first trial run. Much to my surprise they did great! My feet could feel more than my old boot (which was also a backpacking boot), but they toughened up within the first few hikes. The composite uppers mold nicely to your foot and ankle which gives them an amazing balance between flexibility and rigidity. The Vibram soles were sticky and performed well on rock, hard pack, snow, and ice. I cannot comment on longevity since I have only recently broke them in. Sticker soles tend to wear out faster because they are a softer compound, but so far I cannot see any noticeable wear on the soles. To say I am pleased with these is an understatement. They definitely exceed my expectations and will be my new trusty boots on various trails, mountains, and canyons from Colorado to Utah!
Date published: 2016-07-05
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How is the boot said to run in size? True to size? Small, large?

Asked by: jebc20029
Generally speaking, La Sportive runs a little small for American foot sizes. We expect the Trango TRK GTX Hiking Boots​ to be slightly on the small side.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-29

Would these boots be good for snowshoeing and winter hikes on snow and ice?

Asked by: AC Brooks
While they work great with snowshoes, my toes sometimes were very cold after couple hours and I wore liners.
Answered by: Bach
Date published: 2017-02-12

Do these boots have a fully gusseted tongue?

Asked by: Hiker
These boots do have a fully gusseted tongue.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

Where are these boots made?  Thankyou.

Asked by: AnnC
​As of March 2017, this item is made in China. Please keep in mind the country of origin can change over time and some items are sourced from multiple countries.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-08

I used to wear Lowa. Renegade was comfortable with terrible durability. 1. Do La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX Hiking Boots survive more trekking and junior snow mountain summit? 2. For Lowa boots 42(EU) fits me, what size should I consider for Trango?

Asked by: Alison F
We have heard a lot of feedback that these boots are extremely durable. We recommend ordering about a half size up from your normal shoe size. If you have worn a 42 in other boots, a 42 will most likely be the correct size in this boot as well.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02

Is this boot crampon compatible? Does it need break-in? for Adams summit in Washington? for Hood summit in Washington? for Rainier Summit?

Asked by: irma
This boot is strap-on crampon compatible. Breaking these boots in before a hike/expedition is always a good idea. The boots are a great choice for both Mt Adams and Mt Hood. These might not be the best choice for Rainier as they do not have any insulation.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15
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