User Review: La Sportiva Lhotse
Materials: Leather, Gore-Tex, Duratherm
Break-in Period: Very short, almost ready to go off the shelf.
Weight: LaSportiva says 4.6 lbs, I think my sz. 12's are a little heavier.
Price Paid: $325
Great boots! Perfect for any serious climber. These boots are very versatile. Although, designed for winter mountaineering, they have become my year round climbing boots. I don't spend a lot of time on vert ice, so I can't speak to their performance there. I do however, do a lot of moderately mixed terrain, couloir accents, snow traverses, etc. I have Black Diamond Sabertooth step-in crampons which work seamlessly with the Lhotses.
I do have narrow feet, and have heard other climber mention that they thought the Lhotse was to narrow for their foot. They fit me like a glove, and they are as comfortable as an old pair of Nikes. Highly recommended.