User Review: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
Use: long day hikes with medium pack
Break-in Period: zero! and I'm serious!
I bought this boot to supplement my old school heavy leather hiking boots, and after a couple of uses I only wear these! I was used to prepping my feet for blisters from the old boots, but that isn't a concern here. Even out of the box, these boots fit like tennis shoes yet are supportive and rugged. They were totally comfortable on days of 8-10 hours nonstop hiking. I even did a little bouldering, and even slipped once crossing a river but thanks to their support, didn't twist anything. Carrying a medium weight pack my feet were fine!
I've read other reviews and can't understand the blisters others have received. I use a silk liner sock and a heavy wool boot sock... and now gone are the days of moleskin and molefoam on my heels! I'm a convert to this style of boot. I do wonder about the use of leather lace loops vs metal, but so far haven't had any trouble. They've been warm enough in mild snow (~4 inches) and I'm anxious to see how they work during the upcoming summer). So far I think they're great!