La Sportiva Reviews

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La Sportiva Mythos

rated 5 of 5 stars I absolutely love these climbing shoes! My biggest surprise with these shoes was how well I was able to smear on the wall with them. I have…
La Sportiva Mythos
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La Sportiva Karakorum

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Replaced a pair of long lived Asolo TPS 520s with these in preparation for a mountaineering climb that required crampons. I loved the Asolos…
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La Sportiva Miura

rated 4 of 5 stars I'm a woman but have long, narrow feet, and find that the men's Miuras are great for me. The laces allow for me to cinch them up tightly enough…
La Sportiva Miura
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La Sportiva Tarantulace

rated 4 of 5 stars It is not amazingly comfortable, but it's a rock climbing shoe, so it's not supposed to be. It is great for indoor climbing at the gym. I bought…
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La Sportiva Boulder X

rated 4 of 5 stars More comfortable than the majority of other approach shoes and holds up to some strenuous wear. Let me start I by saying that even the thought…
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La Sportiva Miura

rated 5 of 5 stars These shoes are just great for sport-climbing, boulder and even trad climbing. I've used these guys overall and have no regrets. It's comfortable,…
La Sportiva Miura
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La Sportiva Halo Pant

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Breathable yet warm softshell pant well suited for backcounty skiing, ski touring, snowshoeing, or cold weather hiking. The La Sportiva Halo…
La Sportiva Halo Pant
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La Sportiva Boulder X

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I really wanted to like these shoes, but had to return two pairs due to the inner-lining splitting/ripping. Maybe just bad luck? I really wanted…
La Sportiva Boulder X
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La Sportiva Cliff

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good overall shoe. This was my first climbing shoe. I enjoy the lace-up style as it allows me to learn just how tight I need to make them for…
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La Sportiva Miura VS

rated 5 of 5 stars Great shoe that is sure to help improve your climbing experience. I would never think of wearing any other climbing shoe for technical routes.
La Sportiva Miura VS
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La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent boots, light and strong for anyone! Hi Pals! These are one of the best and light mountain climbing shoes, perfect movement on rock…
La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX
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La Sportiva Wildcat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For my activities, the ideal hiking shoe. A sturdy heel cup stabilizer that keeps me firm in uneven terrain with a non-waterproof mesh upper…
La Sportiva Wildcat
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La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars The La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0’s are solid, moderately lightweight, and aggressive trail runners with excellent traction, fit, and comfort.
La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0
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La Sportiva Miura

rated 5 of 5 stars Great climbing shoes for difficult routes. It is suitable for beginners also. I use these climbing shoes for over two years now and I am very…
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 4 of 5 stars Great mountaineering boot with option for automatic crampons. Is great for ice climbing and mix climbing in mountains. I was choosing between…
La Sportiva Trango Prime
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La Sportiva Boulder X

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent shoe! I used them on the outdoor for 20 miles and didn't feel anything in my feet. I recommend it a lot. The fit is OK. They're really…
La Sportiva Boulder X
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La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Perfect for mixed climbing as being light and perfect fit. Warm and completely waterproof. As described in their website, it was perfect regular…
La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX
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La Sportiva Cobra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are my favorite gym climbing shoe. They are super comfortable and work great for mostly everything. These shoes are best when you first…
La Sportiva Cobra
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La Sportiva Testarossa

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome rubber! I've used this shoes for 6 months and it seems new! Awesome rubber! I've used this shoes for 6 months and it seems new! 
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 4 of 5 stars I've used these boots three times on day hikes and temps were 10-35 degrees with snowshoes and Microspikes. Before I used the boots Sno Seal…
La Sportiva Trango Prime
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La Sportiva Miura VS

rated 5 of 5 stars If I had to pick only one shoe for hard climbing, this would be it. This shoe does it all for face climbing/bouldering. Of course, shoes fit…
La Sportiva Miura VS
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La Sportiva Omega GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Felt broken in after just a few miles. Great fit for narrow heel/wide toe people. Offers 12.5 size. After having owned a few pairs of lower…
La Sportiva Omega GTX
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La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Best mountaineering boot money can buy, period. The fit of the boot is excellent. Like most La Sportiva products, it skews towards those with…
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
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La Sportiva Futura

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent high-performance shoe. Very comfortable with a glove-like fit I've used these shoes extensively outdoors for about 12 months. Although…
La Sportiva Futura
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La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent boot, flawless performance. I bought these boots as an all rounder, something to use year round and they have performed flawlessly.
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La Sportiva Solution

rated 5 of 5 stars The name is not meant in jest, these are by far the best performance shoe I've come across. I tried Katanas and found there was far too much…
La Sportiva Solution
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La Sportiva Katana

rated 4 of 5 stars I don't recommend going small in size! Great shoe, but I wanted to let people know that my personal experience with these is to NOT go smaller!!!
La Sportiva Katana
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La Sportiva Thunder II GTX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Great traction on wet and downhill and feels stable with mid-weight packs. I needed a backup boot for my job, and these were a great price point.
La Sportiva Thunder II GTX
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La Sportiva Ganda

rated 5 of 5 stars Super-capable neo-approach shoes that climb “the gnar” and last 5000 miles of hiking. Put the Gandas on and do things you want to do. Forget…
La Sportiva Ganda
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La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Great all around boot. Good boot. I am currently using them for ice climbing and may use them for mountaineering in the future. They are warm…
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
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La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Most important for a great all-around mountaineering boot is all day comfort, which the Nepal EVO GTX excels at. Even though the description…
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great boots. Great traction when rock climbing, considering they are boots. Had them last summer in Chamonix, France. I had the Trangos for…
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La Sportiva FC Eco 3.0 GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This shoe was comfortable right out of the box. It works well for cooler/cold conditions. I was impressed with how comfortable these were right…
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La Sportiva Tibet GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Do not miss it if you can find it from a forgotten stock. Yes, it is off the production line, but is still on the market in Turkey, so when…
 
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La Sportiva Halite GTX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A very good durable boot that can take you far. Providing you get the best pair that is available. I am on pair number four, half of which have…
La Sportiva Halite GTX
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La Sportiva Thunder II GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight boot that is tough for any trail. I really lucked out with these boots. Solid as the day is long and lightweight despite having…
La Sportiva Thunder II GTX
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La Sportiva Speedster

rated 5 of 5 stars Sweet bouldering shoe for the steeps! Fantastic shoe! I wear these for bouldering only. The rubber goes up and over the toe so you have a huge…
La Sportiva Speedster
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I have used these boots on numerous climbs to Mt Blanc, mixed ice/snow mostly with crampons. Overall, they are very sturdy, though I still get…
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La Sportiva Batura EVO

rated 5 of 5 stars Awesome boot. Lighter than most leather mountaineering boots, but with a built-in super gaiter.  Very warm boot, had it out in teens with mid-weight…
La Sportiva Batura EVO
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La Sportiva Tarantula

rated 4 of 5 stars These are only the second pair of climbing shoes I have owned, the first were a pair of rental cast-offs. It seems like most climbing shoes…
La Sportiva Tarantula
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La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX

rated 0.5 of 5 stars You can see my original review at the climbers shop Ambleside (and by the way this review doesn't reflect how good the shop has been, which…
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La Sportiva Katana Lace

rated 5 of 5 stars I've come back to La Sportiva after a long love relation with my Anasazi VCS. My last La Sportiva shoe was a Viper, dating back to 2002?. I…
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La Sportiva Crossleather

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Is it a trail runner or light hiker or both? The La Sportiva CrossLeather joins the company’s product line this year as the more rugged sibling…
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La Sportiva Halite GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Received a pair from STP, and unfortunately had to exchange them for a bigger size. Plan on ordering one full size bigger in these. I love these,…
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La Sportiva Katana

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome shoes! If you're doing advanced bouldering (v7+) you may want something a little more sensitive and down-pointing, but for intermediate…
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La Sportiva Trango Trek GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I want another pair. I bought these boots 3 years ago. They felt great from day 1. This past summer they started a well worn in boot, with a…
La Sportiva Trango Trek GTX
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La Sportiva Pamir

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots are absolutely bomb proof. The workmanship of La Sportiva products are unparalleled. These boots provide great ankle support and…
La Sportiva Pamir
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La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars The previous review says it all, but always good to get another opinion.   Firstly fit is everything, and when I slipped on the Trango Alp…
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La Sportiva TRK

rated 1 of 5 stars Potentially good boots for hiking. They have a narrow to medium width fit. The best feature of the boots is the one piece upper which has few…
 
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La Sportiva Glacier EVO

rated 3 of 5 stars My family bought 4 pairs of Glacier EVO's ($265 each) in the last two years, all about the same time. They have all fallen apart in the heel…
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La Sportiva Typhoon GTX

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Simply: - most comfortable shoe I have ever worn but: - very bad workmanship. Materials are poor also. The leather got chapped after 6 months.
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La Sportiva Karakorum

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I purchased these boots for use hiking and backpacking in Colorado, on and off trail. I tend to hike 5-15 miles per day and usually carry a…
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La Sportiva Halite GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars If you are looking for a lightweight boot that can comfortably carry your body plus 40 pounds on a weekend without hurting your feet, then this…
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La Sportiva Thunder II GTX

rated 2 of 5 stars I haven't worn the boots a great deal, several short hikes 6-10 kms, lots of winter wear.  However, this summer I did a 60km multi day hike…
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La Sportiva Trango Trek GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used these boots in all types of terrain from swamps to desert with lots of mountains and hills thrown in. From the first time I put them on…
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La Sportiva Karakorum

rated 5 of 5 stars A year or two ago I bought some La Sportiva Onix GTX hiking boots. They fit great and were very comfortable. Unfortunately, they recently developed…
La Sportiva Karakorum
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I couldn't agree more with Billie Prescott - these boots are NOT waterproof. During a 5 day trip of the Bernese Oberland I had a similar experience.
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La Sportiva FC Eco 4.0 GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought these La Sportivas after reading many reviews on a lot of different outdoor sites. I could find no bad reviews of this hiker. After…
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La Sportiva Glacier

rated 4 of 5 stars I am a telephone lineman. I wear these boots in the fall and winter. They are the best lineman boot that you can buy for cold weather.
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La Sportiva Crosslite

rated 5 of 5 stars I tried a lot of trail shoes in a short time trying to find something that just feels perfect. Well I got my first pair of Crosslites for Fathers…
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La Sportiva Miura

rated 5 of 5 stars This shoe is perfect!! I was cautious about getting a velcro shoe, but this holds just as tight as laces and is much easier to take off/on.
La Sportiva Miura
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars 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…
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La Sportiva Miura VS

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Hi all. I have been using Miura VS (size 38.5) for about 4 months (near 3 trainings per week). Overall they are great, but I become confused…
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La Sportiva Miura VS

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought these shoes extra small 42.5 when I usually wear a 44. Edging and smearing is superb and give exceptional control on small holds. Works…
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La Sportiva Raptor

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I gave these 1/2 star only because I absolutely LOVE the other La Sportiva trail running shoes. To me these appeared to be a gnarlier version…
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La Sportiva Cirque Pro

rated 0.5 of 5 stars These were by far the most disappointing pair of shoes I have ever owned. After one trip to northern Patagonia (within 2 months) they were totally…
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La Sportiva Thunder II GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars 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…
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars This boot came highly recommended, but after 4 to 6 decent hikes I'm still getting heel blisters. Either they take forever to break in, or there's…
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars After climbing for 35 years I have finally found the perfect boot. Great fit out of the box. This boot is comfortable for any kind for climbing…
La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX
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La Sportiva Mantis

rated 5 of 5 stars These are fantastic value, they are firmly in the low end of the price range for climbing shoes, but the quality and fit is excellent. The velcro…
La Sportiva Mantis
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La Sportiva Wildcat

rated 5 of 5 stars Go# Wow. They may depress more than slightly after a thorough two hundred miles of wear as mentioned, but what miles those are/ Incredible.
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La Sportiva Nago

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfortable all day cragging shoe. As per last review, also have required resoling rather quickly and the red-dye while not a nuisance is something…
La Sportiva Nago
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La Sportiva Lhotse GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I bought the La Sportiva Lhotse GTX as a serious backpack/mountaineering boot. crampon capable. I researched boots for several months before…
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La Sportiva Latok TRK

rated 3 of 5 stars I first got a pair of these boots in 2003. Over the next four years I wore these boots constantly. They were the best pair of boots I ever owned.
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La Sportiva Glacier EVO

rated 3 of 5 stars I bought these boots last winter (2009) hoping to do some light Colorado mountaineering, some fun scrambles, and for general backpacking. After…
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La Sportiva Glacier EVO

rated 1.5 of 5 stars I give this boot a bad rating for several reasons. First, I thought the initial in store fit was okay. However after several weeks and breaking…
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La Sportiva Trango Trek GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars These boots have kept my feet bone dry on many very wet hikes in the White Mountains. They have been very good to the bottoms of my feet as…
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La Sportiva Batura

rated 5 of 5 stars Dear Pals, Many thanks, I'm happy to be on this FORUM! I have NEW La Sportiva BATURA and I'm scared for my boots just because last information…
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La Sportiva Olympus Mons

rated 2 of 5 stars My experience with this boot is as a mountaineering ranger on Denali. I have gone through two pairs of Olympus Mons boots in three climbing…
 
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La Sportiva Baruntse

rated 5 of 5 stars I love these boots !! I've had a pair of La Sportiva Evo's for a while and really liked the way they fit. So I retired my Koflachs and sprung…
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La Sportiva Thunder GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars I would highly recommend this model. True to size, very supportive, bit slippery on the wet rocks though, but that is the only disadvantage…
La Sportiva Thunder GTX
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La Sportiva Gandalf

rated 5 of 5 stars I have been looking for 10 years for shoes like this. These are NOT for long hikes on established trails. They feel like climbing shoes that…
La Sportiva Gandalf
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La Sportiva Makalu

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Comfy.. but not built to last. I do a lot of hiking in Hawaii and these boots dissolve on the basalt lava flows. I had to get them resoled after…
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La Sportiva Nepal Extreme

rated 5 of 5 stars I initially bought these for a 5500m peak in Nepal, but have since used them for summer alpine use and Scottish winter. Utterly bomb proof,…
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La Sportiva Solution

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an overall amazing shoe. For everyone who complains about them wearing out, that's your fault for wearing them in training. Use a cheaper…
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La Sportiva Wildcat GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Very nice shoe. Very cushioned as stated. I had been running in a La Sportiva Fireblade during the summer. These shoes are more bulky for sure,…
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La Sportiva Wildcat

rated 3 of 5 stars I love the Wildcats but unfortunately they are not very durable. My first pair failed in about 250 miles of trail running. The problem is with…
La Sportiva Wildcat
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La Sportiva Karakorum

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I purchased this boot at REI after trying several La Sportiva models via Zappos--ran out of credit card! (I've had a pair of Makalus for 11…
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La Sportiva Cirque Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars Took these to the top of the Matterhorn last weekend in Yosemite NP--performed flawlessly! Even when ascending & descending the SW slope…
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La Sportiva Makalu

rated 5 of 5 stars I am an apprentice powerlineman. My foreman recommended these boots and I have never climber in anything better. I never plan on buying another…
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La Sportiva Miura VS

rated 4.5 of 5 stars In short, these are the best shoes I have ever owned. The edging is incredible and like all Sportiva shoes I love the rubber. Basically, put…
La Sportiva Miura VS
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La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have to give these boots mad props (yes I said mad props). Here's the story: I was stupid and had the brilliant idea of traversing Mt. Adams…
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
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La Sportiva Trango Prime

rated 2 of 5 stars I am a lifetime La Sportiva loyalist, however, the Trango Prime fell short on performance in my opinion. This spring on an attempt on the Liberty…
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La Sportiva Onix GTX-XCR

rated 4 of 5 stars Overall this is an acceptable, comfortable, light boot for short hikes over well-groomed trails. However, in my experience from hiking trails…
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La Sportiva Wildcat

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This spring La Sportiva sent me a pair of women’s Wildcat trail running — wait, I mean mountain running — shoes to test. I’ve been wearing…
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La Sportiva Trango Light Low

rated 3 of 5 stars Good but not perfect. Average quality, nothing special, but comfortable
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La Sportiva B5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars As with all the Sportiva shoes I've tried, I love the fit. If you have narrow feet and want a snug fit, it's a very comfortable shoe. They feel…
La Sportiva B5
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La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX

rated 2.5 of 5 stars 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."…
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La Sportiva Makalu

rated 4 of 5 stars I bought the boots in 2000, so it is the older type of these tough moonwalkers. No toe protector, and it is with vibram outsole not with the…
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La Sportiva Batura

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have used these shoes too short to give a decent review. But I don’t want you to withhold what I have experienced so far. No real break…
La Sportiva Batura
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