Specs

Weight 30.41 oz / 862 g

Reviews

1

They are absolutely bomber mountaineering boots and…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $510

Summary

They are absolutely bomber mountaineering boots and I recommend them to any serious mountaineer BUUUUT holy hell do these suckers hurt—so much that on my last climb I joked that hacking off my feet with my ice ax and descending on bloody stumps would be less painful. Wearing them feels like miniature shark attacks (one for each foot).

They are ultra stiff, full-shank boots so I wasn't expecting them to ever be comfortable, but after using them nearly year-round for three years I thought they'd be broken in by now. Instead they leave me hobbled for days after a climb.

Unfortunately, there are few options for women's four-season boots and these fit me better than the others, which is why I keep wearing them. From now on, I'll wear approach boots/shoes and only put on the EVOs once I rope up or I'll just leave them at home and wear summer mountaineering boots instead.

Pros

  • Durable
  • 4-Season boot
  • Dependably waterproof
  • Bomber
  • Full-shank
  • Great for technical, high-altitude, and ice climbing
  • Full-auto crampon compatible

Cons

  • OMFG, GET THEM OFF MY FEET!
  • SERIOUSLY!
  • AAAAHHHHHHHGGGGGGG!!!!

5-stars for bomberness (that's a word, right?); 1-star for comfort.

Beefy, insulated, and puncture/abrasion resistant boot with silicone impregnated waterproof leather plus a Gore-Tex liner...so yeah, totally bomber.

Lace-lock system makes lacing highly customizable and ensures there is no heel slip. You can tighten the bottom and top parts of the boot independently—super cool!

Full-shank for steep routes and for ice climbing where front-pointing is necessary. Also good when leading a mountaineering route and have to step-kick for an extended period.

Removable tongue insert for a customized fit.

Stretchy gaiter keeps out snow and debris while also adding warmth.

Great ankle support and a flexible part between the top and bottom of the boot adds bend at the ankle so they are easier to walk in.

Really good sticky sole and edge for scrambling and rock climbing, and has La Sportiva's "impact brake system", where the lugs of the soles are slanted in oposite directions to minimize slipping.

The only real drawback is that they are pretty heavy. So, overall, they are frigging awesome mountaineering boots!

But like I stated above, comfort is a serious issue for me. I think my feet are a bit wide, not wide enough to wear wide shoes, just wide enough to make wearing these boots a traumatic experience. If you have normal feet, you should probably be good. If you only have sorta normal feet, then I recommend you consider the fit carefully; otherwise, you may find that you have the overwhelming urge to jump headfirst in a crevasse to end your suffering.

G00SE

Welcome to Trailspace, Sarah. Thanks for posting your first review.


5 months ago
Alicia MacLeay TRAILSPACE STAFF

Welcome to Trailspace, Sarah! Thanks for the review of your LaSpo boots. Too bad about the comfort issue. I'd love to see some pictures of your boots in your review too.


5 months ago
300winmag

Heck, I'D love to see some pictures of your feet after a day in those boots.


5 months ago

rated 4.50 of 5 stars All Nepal EVO GTX versions

In addition to the 1 women's review above, there are 5 reviews for other versions of the Nepal EVO GTX. Read all reviews »

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La Sportiva Women's Nepal EVO GTX

MSRP:
$510.00

The La Sportiva Women's Nepal EVO GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 12, 2018 at EMS.

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