User Review: La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $500
Best mountaineering boot money can buy, period.
- Great fit, particularly for narrower feet
- Excellent rigid sole
- Automatic crampon compatability
The fit of the boot is excellent. Like most La Sportiva products, it skews towards those with narrower feet, but will fit most people with medium width feet just fine. A "second tongue" is included, which allows for people with lower volume feet to customize the fit of the boot.
The boot is quite warm, probably the best leather boot on the market when it comes to keeping your feet warm, and the leather gives the boot a more "satisfying" feel when climbing than plastic. The incredible rigidity of the sole and upper make this boot excellent for everything from kicking steps to climbing vertical ice. The fact that it accepts automatic crampons is also nice.
The yellow dye in the leather will bleed out when new, making it look as if a dog has peed in the snow EVERYWHERE that you go. For a while.
Long story short, this is the best mountaineering boot you can purchase. As it ought to be for the asking price....ouch!