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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 Men'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. 8.4 oz.
Gender Men'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 2 out of 5 by from Durable? I bought these boots 3 months ago to replace my Asolos. They feel great out of the box and need no break in time. I used them on weekend hikes around Georgia preparing for a Glacier National park trip in September. Two months into using the boots the laminate is starting to separate from the boot. I really hate that they are are starting to break down. The boot itself is amazing very light, but strong. Even with the laminate coming apart the boots made it through snow, mud and creeks. My feet never got wet. I didn't loose any traction in the snow, or mud. I'm just disappointed they are coming apart, and cant risk the boots coming apart a year out.
Date published: 2016-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boot I purchased these boots to wear on a recent backpacking trip on the Laugavegur Trail in Iceland (add this trip to your list). The boot feels lightweight, but is still substantial enough to handle the varied terrain we encountered on the trail. Very little break-in was required for these boots. I paired these with Darn Tough Full Cushion hiking boot socks without liners, and didn't develop a single blister over the 4 day hike. Based on the color scheme, I was a hesitant to try this boot, and I tested out about 6 other pairs of boots before giving these a chance. Save yourself some time and give these a try!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not great for my foot Bought these thinking they would fit similar to the "Core GTX High" But these were a little more narrow in the toe box, also, it started rubbing on my heal and gave me a blister. Disappointing because even though I considered them ugly to look at...these boots have a nice fit and a really great, and a little stiff, "footbed" to make it easier on the feet hiking on our granite Pac NW trails..Look, my feet are picky and if I were you, I'd give em a try, maybe they fit your foot better than mine....if not, return em, like I did and grab a pair of the Core GTX High, which are AWESOME
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great hiking boot! These boots are great for hiking! Just took them for a week of hiking in the Rockies. There was no break in period unlike that for leather boots. The boot provided very good support for my feet and ankles yet was nimble enough to handle rugged terrain easily. My wife and I both got fitted at REI in Dallas -- they did a great job. They suggested I go up a size and I'm glad I did as this provided the length for my foot to handle downhills without my toes hitting the front of the boot. I highly recommend getting fitted at REI. Their expertise helped us a great deal to evaluate the best fit. My wife also bought this boot in the women's version. Neither of us had blisters or experienced any rubbing. Great boots! Thanks REI!
Date published: 2016-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight with ample support I never write product reviews though I felt compelled to share. I bough my boots yesterday. I spent an hour going up and down a size, walking in the store, using the rock demo to test smearing, edging and downhill descents. I choose a half size smaller, the boots felt better in technical terrain . Today I went for a three hour hike. Boots felt great out of the box. The uppers stretch very little. Just enough I was glad to get the half size down. I tested the boots on rocking accents, muddy washes and some log crossings. My feet felt super solid and they stayed dry. Sportiva's rock, full stop.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These boots PASSED the test / AAR This is my first After Action Report on a product: After a visit to a local REI, I tried both this boot and the Salomon Quest GTX and after some thought, I'd come back the following weekend after a long hike and get the Quest! However - once I returned, the person helping me that day told me to try them both on again. When I did, I noticed the ankle height was a bit lower than the FULL booted Quest....and I liked that! I do want ankle support (due to wearing just trail running shoes) but I also want some flexibility without feeling like I'm walking like a zombie. When I asked about the other similarities/differences between this boot and the Quest, I was told it has flexibility yet it too has full rigidity on the sole and was tough to flex. And with a higher arch than most people, I found this boot comfortable right away. However, the difference was this boot has NO seams and therefore no chance of stitching to come loose as my trail running shoes have. Next factor was the looks! I wanted a boot that looks like a hiking boot instead of having a tactical look (in case I wear them to my office) and this appears more to me like a true "old school" mountaineering boot I remember with the lacing starting near the toe. After some break-in time of a few days on the local flat trails carrying a loaded pack, I decided to give these a tryout on Rattlesnake Ridge, here in Washington state (east of Seattle). With the trail being a bit wet, this boot cruised over rocks and stumps and there was NO slippage (even when at a trot) and especially when I got to the top with an exposed peak of damp rock. They gave me the confidence my trail shoes didn't! The decent was just as easy....with no slipping on wet rock and exposed tree roots. And because they're sooo light weight, I even jogged down the trail with a loaded pack. At home, I checked for any existing damage on the sole or the upper; NONE could be found. My feet and ankles were just fine too with no hot spots, callouses, swelling or much sweating. I do get sweaty feet so having good socks is a necessity too and I changed to a fresh pair before descending. As I found, my socks were not very damp at all. I was told this was a new boot from La Sportiva and therefore there wasn't a whole lot to research and review. Only a couple of write-ups could be found and I was told the Salomon Quest was a tried and proven winner garnering Top Pick from gear review sources. That having been said, I gave these a try anyway and I'm VERY glad I did. My only drawback thus far is tying the laces. Although this is a mundane point when compared to the actual performance, this is a bit of a nuisance. I LOVE the quick lacing system when compared to the Salomon Quest because the hardware is easy to locate and the gap takes the lace easily. However, the finishing knot is a challenge to complete. I tried 3 successive times before I finally tied an adequate bow and still I double knotted them. Is it possible this is tough because the laces are so new? Or will they get harder to tie as they get older? On a side note, I'm going to invest in some new sole inserts to give my arches added support. I can see this only as a benefit down the road, but at the time of purchase I felt it didn't necessitate an additional $40 + expense. In summary, with hiking being my new outdoor activity for 2016, I plan on wearing these with delight and will quite possibly do a revised review later on after more hikes and climbs.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Achilles Tendons I got these for a two week trip trekking in patagonia. The boots were tanks! I could plow through mud, snow, rain, and streams and my feet were completely dry. They kept my feet clean as well! The fatal, however, is that my last day trekking in these (a 10 hour hike in Torres del Paine) caused severe swelling around my Achilles tendons, as well as a couple blisters on my right foot. They had done amazingly up until then, and granted, it could just be my week ankles. However, it was a bit of a disappointment after spending $220 on a pair of boots. Other than this they're awesome, and most people seem to agree.
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome trekking boot Took these boots on a 16 mile hike and day hiking including alpine travel in the Eagles Nest Wilderness area in Colorado. They held up to the snow, cold, and rugged trails with no issues. They did not leak when covered in snow. This is a very well built durable boot that has performed better than other boots in the same class I have tried.
Date published: 2016-11-14
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Where are these shoes made?

Asked by: smp47
​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: 2017-04-20

I've had these boots for five days, took them out in the mountains for three of the five days that I've had them and the red plastic stuff is starting to delaminate and peel away from the shoe, should I send them back? I worry that they will be destroyed.

Asked by: Mattlyson
We recommend taking the Trango TRK GTX Hiking Boots in to a store to see what can be done. The link below will provide you with more information regarding our return policy.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-17

Are these boots crampon compatible with hybrids or step in?

Asked by: Aaronairlines
The Trango TRK GTX Hiking Boots are compatible with strap-on crampons only. They will not work with hybrids or step-ins.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-02
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