La Sportiva FC Eco 3.0 GTX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $135
This shoe was comfortable right out of the box. It works well for cooler/cold conditions.
- room for toes
I was impressed with how comfortable these were right out of the box. And after only a week wearing them they are the most comfy shoes I have.
Decently lightweight, yet solid construction. There is a separation and change in materials where your foot and toes flex. This area of thinner material really allows your foot to flex easily. Seems to have decent room for my toes to spread out as well.
I have only walked through snow for roughly 15 minutes so far, but I was kept dry.
If I have a decent sock on and I am moving, it could keep me warm in the 30's, maybe 20's for prolonged periods. There is no insulation, but the leather and waterproof membrane stop quite a bit.
Decent looking boot with a pretty clean design. There is a design patch of rubber near the bottom that makes it look as if your shoe is always wet there.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
La Sportiva's FC Eco 3.0 GTX boot is a mid cut, lightweight eco-friendly hiking boot that is suitable for moderate backpacking loads and day hikes. This boot flexes so easily that you'll forget you're wearing boots. The Flex Control technology makes you feel like a veritable wood nymph in this lightweight breathable waterproof boot. The durable uppers and excellent cushioning make this boot feel almost like a running shoe.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Trek out into untouched wilderness with your loaded pack while you wear the eco-friendly, mid-height La Sportiva FC Eco 3.0 GTX Hiking Boot. Lightweight, breathable, and waterproof, this boot features comfortable support for hauling around your backpack loaded for the weekend, but the flexible mesh and nubuck leather upper also allow nimble movements for day hikes and side scrambles. To make your footprints less Earth-damaging, the FC Eco 3.0 was built with recycled materials and waste-saving methods of construction.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. La Sportiva Men's FC ECO 3.0 GTX Boot DECENT FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's FC ECO 3.0 GTX Boot Vibram Eco-Step 30% recycled rubber compound on the outsole Comfortable mid cut allows for ample mobility without sacrificing stability Easy flexing upper helps to create a great fit to keep your feet comfortable all day The SPECS of the La Sportiva Men's FC ECO 3.0 GTX Boot Weight: 18.59 oz / 527 g Construction: Board Lasted Last: Trango 2 Lining: Gore-Tex/Dri-Lex Bristol 40% recycled Nylon Sole: Vibram River with Impact Brake System Eco-Step The SPECS for Upper Nubuck Leather 100% recycled Nylon Mesh UreTech The SPECS for Midsole Dual-density ECO Trailon 2 mm LaSpEVA TPU shank This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Be one with nature and don't feel bad about it, with the La Sportiva FC Eco 3.0 GTX Hiking Boot. This is a boot that fits so well and flexes so easy that you will forget your wearing boots. The Flex Control technology makes you feel like a veritable wood nymph in this lightweight breathable waterproof boot. Durable uppers and excellent cushioning blur the lines between running shoes and hiking boots in this stable rock-gripping maniac.
- RockCreek refers to the men's version