La Sportiva Thunder II GTX
Source: bought it new
Lightweight boot that is tough for any trail.
- Tough boot
I really lucked out with these boots. Solid as the day is long and lightweight despite having leather uppers, this boot is a real help along the trail.
Also, double bonus, they have weirdo sizes which help lower the possibility of black toe. For example, the boots I have are like size 10.75 in a US measurement so that provides just the extra bit of toe box room. They are waterproof and have held up really well over the last 3 years.
One thing to note, I have seen that the seam between the rubber toe box and the leather upper start to become more apparent but some seam sealer should do the trick and this is after 3 years of hard use. Still a high recommend!
Price Paid: 250 CAD
I bought these boots for a trip in Peru last summer (one month of hiking in desert, forest and mountains). Definitely, I won't leave home without them anymore! the big Vibram sole give the feeling of walking on clouds, my feet never get moist, even if the weather's freezing cold or warm as hell, they still very comfortable (I'm wearing them in fall season in Quebec).
The .5 missing is all about wet rocks or very flat ''waxy'' surface, they're quite slippy.
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Free Shipping. La Sportiva Men's Thunder II GTX Boot DECENT FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Thunder II GTX Boot Molded rubber heel stabilizer for ankle support Roomy toebox gives a great wider fit Vibram hiking with impact brake system sole and trailon midsole The SPECS of the La Sportiva Men's Thunder II GTX Boot Weight: 23.42 oz / 664 g Construction: Board Lasted Last: Trango 2 Lining: Gore-Te Insole: 4 mm Trailflex with half steel shank Sole: Vibram Hiking with Impact Brake System The SPECS for Upper Nubuck Leather Cordura Molded rubber heel reinforcement The SPECS for Midsole Trailon This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.
Weight: 23.42oz/664gLast: Trango 2Construction: Board LastedUpper Nubuck Leather/ Cordura/ Molded rubber heel reinforcementLining: Gore-Tex Insole: 4mm TrailFlex w/ half steel shankMidsole: TrailonSole: Vibram Hiking w/ Impact Brake System
- River Sports Outfitters
The La Sportiva Thunder II GTX Boot is A mid-weight, waterproof, leather, hiking boot for moderate to rugged terrain with light/moderate backpacking loads. The reincarnation of La Sportiva classic mid-duty leather hiking boot. The Thunder II has been updated with a Vibram- Impact Brake System5 sole and a foot cradling Trailon midsole for supreme protection and cushion on the trail. The molded rubber heel stabilizer gives excellent ankle support on treacherous terrain and the 1.8mm Nubuck leather repels water and protects your foot from the elements. Thunder II GTX Boot Features:Weight: 24.48 oz 694 gLast: Trango 2Construction: Board Lasted UPPER: Nubuck Leather/ Cordura/ Molded rubber heel reinforcementLining: Gore-Tex- INSOLE: 4mm TrailFlex w/ half steel shankMidsole: Trailon SOLE: Vibram- Hiking w/ Impact Brake System
- Mountain Hideaway
The La Sportiva MenAAAs Thunder II GTX Hiking Boot comes standard with an ultra-grippy Vibram outsole and waterproof breathable Gore-Tex lining. These leather boots take on the harshest trail conditions out there and just keep on going. La Sportiva includes a half-length steel shank for added support when you head out with a big, heavy pack. YouAAAll really appreciate it after 20 miles with 50 pounds on your back.