User Review: La Sportiva Men's Trango S Evo GTX
Use: Glacier climbing, backpacking
Break-in Period: None needed.
Weight: 2 lbs, 10 oz per boot
Price Paid: $280
This is the greatest overall boot I've found in 30 years of climbing. It is amazingly light and comfortable (no blisters out of the box) yet it provides all the stability you can ask on scree, rocks or with a hinged crampon. I don't front-point, so I don't know about its ability there, but it has been just great for medium-angle glacier travel.
I was looking for an alternative to the heavy, uncomfortable plastic boots with totally rigid sole. With the Trango's three-quarter shank, I couldn't be happier about the way it feels walking in on approach. Absolutely like a running shoe, but still with really good support. Do yourself a favor and try a pair!