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Nepal Extreme

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Absolutely outstanding boots. Very rarely do I manage to find boots which fit me straight out of the box. Very warm, super comfy and the versatile lacing/tongue system allows for a varied configuration to achieve a prefect fit. Absolutely outstanding boots. Very rarely do I manage to find boots which fit me straight out of the box. After renting a pair from Cotswold Outdoor to test them, I went straight out and bought some from Go Outdoors. With a little practice finding out the best placement for… Full review

Nepal Extreme

rated 1 of 5 stars Despite being called Nepal Extreme these boots are NOT suitable for use in EXTREME conditions in NEPAL or elsewhere. Two of our team wearing them suffered frostbite wearing these boots at 5930 metres in Nepal. Despite the very misleading name these boots are not recommended for use over 4000 metres. On a recent trip to Nepal at 5930 metres the only two people wearing these boots suffered frostbite requiring hospital treatment. I have contacted the manufacturers who claim they are not recommended… Full review

Glacier EVO

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Fell apart after quite moderate usage at the same heel seam that other mention. Such a basic design fault and they cannot have done much product testing at all. I'd avoid La Sportiva in future for that reason — selling a reasonably upper end mountaineering product that hasn't been properly tested is appalling. Took a long while to break in and were only moderately comfy till then. However, just as they're broken in the same heel stitching problem has beset me — they are falling apart. This is… Full review

Omega GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable out of the box. I think the wide toe box is paramount for me. To me it seems most European boots and approach shoes have a narrow toe box that squeezes my toes. I bought these boots to replace a pairs of all leather Lowa BP boots that were stiffer at the upper boot and caused some discomfort in the long period of breaking-in. I always replace the factory footbed with a high-arch sport footbed. While I have not worn them for more then a couple hours in the Colorado winter, they have keep… Full review

Bushido

rated 4 of 5 stars Nimble, light, but robust trail runner. Narrow last, great protection. Fit: This shoe fits narrow. If you have wide feet you can stop reading now. If you have medium to narrow feet this trail runner will give you more support than you are used to. I have narrow feet and it is the first time that my mid foot and heel feel so locked in. There is a TPU frame and mid rock plate that really cups your mid foot and prevents any torsion from happening there. After 50Km I often have issues with the soles… Full review

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La Sportiva Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Winter Packs, Trail Runners, American Made: OR Day 2
Packs for backcountry skiing, rando, summit pushes, and expeditions. Nano skis and winter trail runners and hikers. American-made bars for dogs, fine mountain wear, and merino wool socks: Day 2 of Outdoor Retailer. Read more
January 23, 2014

Outdoor Apparel Highlights from Outdoor Retailer
Here are a few footwear and apparel highlights we spotted from Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Icebreaker, La Sportiva, Icebreaker, Sierra Designs, The North Face, and DownTek. Read more
August 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer's Softer Side: New Apparel Lines, Triple Crown Buffs, Footwear
We take a first look at some softgoods that caught our eye at Outdoor Retailer, including new apparel from La Sportiva, The North Face, and Outdoor Research, Trailblazer long trail Buffs, and footwear from Vasque, Timberland, and Columbia. Read more
January 22, 2012

Winter Traction: An Introduction to Snowshoes and Crampons
The biggest difference between three-season and winter hiking is the walking surface. Snow and ice require traction aids such as snowshoes, microspikes, or crampons. Here's an overview of the options. Read more
December 6, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: La Sportiva Vertical K minimal mountain runner
La Sportiva's Vertical K, new for 2012, highlights a number of continuing gear developments: 1) minimal structure, 2) ultra lightweight at 6.5 ounces (185 grams) per shoe, and 3) bright styling. Read more
August 3, 2011

La Sportiva launches ultralight binding
La Sportiva North America will introduce one of the world's lightest ski bindings to the U.S. ski market in mid-December. Weighing in at 175 grams per binding, the RT is already extremely popular in the European randonnée ski race world. Read more
November 30, 2010

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