User Review: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
Materials: lorica, nylon, synthetics
Use: not for crampons
Break-in Period: n/a
Price Paid: $289
This is a very light boot. Feels more like a climbing shoe--BUT NOT AN ICE CLIMBING BOOT. Mtn Hardware claims it has "frointpointing stability." It does not. It flexes at the ball like a pair of heavy sneakers and I can't imagine what kind of crampons could front point up anything but low angle spring snow in these boots. Maybe footfangs, but there is no toe bail rand.
This is not what I call an alpine boot--it is not suitable for crampons.
I sent them back; maybe OK for someone else, but I wanted a crampon platform. This is my first synthetic boot. I was snowed by the light weight. I suspect that you can't find a stable crampon platform under 4lbs.
If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know. I have nice leather ALPINE boots with a rocker sole and rigid enough for crampons, but they weight 5 1/2 lbs. I have plastic double boots. I was looking for something for mixed climbing in the Tetons etc. This ain't it.