User Review: La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: £211.50
Excellent boot, flawless performance.
- Build quality
- Won't fit everyone due to narrow fit
I bought these boots as an all rounder, something to use year round and they have performed flawlessly.
I have quite narrow feet, especially around the heels, so La Sportiva's range have always fit me well. The Alps felt good from the box and didn't require any break-in. The lace lock is a really nice feature and allows you to vary the lace tension from the bottom and top of the boot.
There have been reviews that have mentioned these boots failing around the toe crease area. There is a toe cap that ends where the toe would bend, but the sole is designed to rock and there is good flex in the ankle area, so you don't actually bend your toes, the boots don't crease in this area unless you get a bad foot placement.
I've used these boots for scrambling and winter climbing up to grade III and can't fault them, warm enough for UK winters and light enough to use through the summer. If you have narrow feet and are after an all-rounder boot, I would fully recommend.