La Sportiva N.A. Trango S Evo GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's


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A comfortable, lightweight alternative to similar mountaineering boots that weigh a couple of pounds more, the award-winning La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX features a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® lining to protect your feet from rain and snowmelt without stifling the interior vapor transfer. One of the best features is a ground-breaking 3D Flex ankle hinge that allows side flexibility without compromising the front-pointing stability. Compared to other traditional climbing boot designs, the La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX is almost luxurious in comfort and support, which means you'll probably end up using it for backpacking and just about any other backcountry activity you can think of this season.


  • Winner of the Guide's Pick Award from Backpacker Magazine '05
  • Backpacker Magazine 2004 Editor's Choice Award winner
  • Durable and water-repellent Cordura® nylon upper with a special idro treatment and Flex Tec 2
  • Key abrasion areas reinforced with water-repellent Lorica® treated with an antiacqua coating
  • Waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® membrane with a wicking Dri-lex® lining
  • Made from La Sportiva's proven Trango last with a board lasted construction
  • Contoured 7-mm. Trailflex insole
  • Supportive 3D Flex ankle hinge (excellent support on front pointing,)
  • Dual-density Micropore midsole has heel reinforcements for crampon attachments
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 10 oz.

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Review Summary

4.6 out of 5

16 Reviews

16 Ratings & Reviews

Great boots, comfortable, no break in required
June 17, 2007

Have used these boots for rough trail hiking and snow. Performed great on 2800 ft descent into the Black Canyon. Added a pair of Camp light weight aluminum crampons for spring snow climbs.

very comfortable from first day
August 14, 2007

very comfortable. I work as a snowcat operator at a ski resort and like the stiff sole for traction in hard pack snow. I find them light and comfortable, but I question the difference in color between red and pearlescent salmon pink. Got alot of comments and laughs from the guys.

Perfect Feel
March 04, 2006

I am still breaking the boots in, however, they fit great (size 44 = 10). My first reaction was that they are extremely light, offer tons of support, and are bomb proof. What a combo! I have no complaints thus far.

June 25, 2007

Back in 1991 I bought a pair of Makalus, and used them on a nice little snow climb in the Olympic Mountains. Although I came to love those boots, they turned my heels to hamburger. Two weeks ago I bought the red Trangos and did the same climb, right out of the box. Not even a hot spot. The felt like trail runners on the trail, and after kicking steps in hard snow for 3000 feet, they still felt like trail runners. They do everything the Makalus did, but weigh more than a pound less on each foot. The red is a little ostentatious, but my feet feel so good I just don't care.

Great all around boot.
December 11, 2009

Straight out of the box I did some mountaineering with these boots and had zero problems. No rubbing spots or anything. I have even done up to 5.7 multi-pitch climbing with these on Mt. Kenya. Boots worked great.

Great 14er Boot!
August 13, 2010

So I've used this boot on 7 14ers so far and so far it has been terrific. I was worried that it would be too much boot and make it harder, but since they are so light weight they work great! The vibram soles on my pair are getting fairly worn already which is the only part that I am somewhat not happy about, but to be fair there are a lot of sharp and jagged rocks where I have been climbing. The sole does grip incredibly well and even if the boots are covered in mud they clean up fairly easily. I will definitely be buying another pair when these are finished.

not any equal
November 17, 2005

support, lightness, waterproof, multipurpose. the best.

comfy right out of the box
January 30, 2006

Virtually no break in was required with these super lightweight boots. The combination of sturdy sole with supple upper ankle area make it a good choice for heavy backpacking and mountaineering. My only complaint is that in relatively mild winter conditions (25-40 F and wet snow), my feet got cold when we set up camp and spent some idle time on the snow. I'll have to experiment with warmer socks I guess. I was using thin liner with smartwool heavy hiker socks.

Awsome boots!
February 13, 2007

I used these boots to climb Mt Holy Cross in Colorado. After VERY little break in I lived in the boots for three days. Constant rain and temps in the 20 to 40 degree range. My feet stayed warm and dry. Traction on the wet rocks was amazing. Very comfortable although I did get one small blister on one heel. But for boots pretty much right out of the box that's and 25 miles of wet hiking and climbing that's pretty good. And did I mention they are as light as running shoes? And Altrec's price is $50.00 less than everyone else's! They run a bit small.

March 19, 2006

That would be an understatement - Out of the box, comfortable, back to back hikes, comfortable, in crampons, still comfortable. I haven't been on the snow for prolonged periods of inactivity, so I can't speak to the overall warmth of the boot, but while moving, temperature was always comfortable, no noticible dampness, even after 6 plus hours of walking... Oh and they're lighter than my summer day hikers... Outstanding boot...

Excellent boots
September 08, 2010

I wore these right out of the box on a three-day backpack and climb on Mount Shasta and couldn't be happier. They were light and comfy in the approach hike, showed really good stability on screen and rocks, and scampered right up the glacier with a light Grivel crampon. I've been looking for the perfect mountaineering boot for several years, and I've finally found it!

Lightweight, durable, versatile! Great value!
August 27, 2006

I decided to get these shoes after both of my soles came off my old mountaineering boots on my last backpacking trip to Jasper (nothing that a little duct tape and a rope didn’t fix). I got them in time for my August mountaineering trip to Bugaboos and I don’t think I could have made a better choice. I used them for scrambles, approaches, glacier travel, with crampons and my feet could not have been happier! Lightweight, durable, versatile! If only they were a little less expensive..


best boots
March 04, 2010

Good boot, most comfortable around under $500. Biggest design flaw is the third shoelace eyelet down from the top; it is a fabric/nylon loop (the type found on rock climbing slippers) that will probably give out and wear through or pull out around year 3 or 4.

Great for just about everthing
September 12, 2006

I bought a pair of these boots about a year ago. The boots are very comfortable and the hinged ankle is great. They are very supportive and are compatable with grivel crampons g12 and g14's, newmatic. These boots will be able to do everything for 3 season climbing. Very well made. 5 Star boot.

Great Boot
July 25, 2007

After 30 years of climbing and hiking as diabetic my feet just cant take the big,hot,stiff mountaineering boots anymore. I am glad to have these puppys in my closet because due to their comfort and lightness i will continue to climb for many more years!

Flimsy, painful, poor customer support; but great traction
August 14, 2006

I bought these boots for a mountain climbing trip (Rainier). After 3 months of "breaking in," I'm still getting blisters on my heels. Now one lace eyelet has ripped out. I called Sportiva and of course they offered to repair it under warranty. What happens if another eyelet blows out on the mountain or in the middle of a multi-day trip? Well, they'll waranty that too. A lot of good that will do me on a glacier on Rainier. I don't really want these boots anymore (3 months of break-in and still painful), so I asked if I could return them even for a partial credit towards a different model (I'd take the Storm, which cost half as much, and I need light day hikers anyway). They won't do that. On the upside, they are very lightweight, completely waterproof, newmatic crampon compatible, and the virbam rubber on the soles provides excellent traction - even with a heavy pack, I never had to worry about losing traction climbing rocks and boulders. In summary, although this boot has some good features, it's painful, not sturdy enough, and for the $$ Sportiva charges they should be more responsive to dissatisfied customers.

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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 37, size 37.5, size 38, size 38.5, size 39, size 39.5, size 40, size 40.5, size 41, size 41.5, size 42, size 42.5, size 43, size 43.5, size 44, size 44.5, size 45, size 45.5, size 46, size 46.5, size 47, size 47.5 and size 48: 37, 37.5, 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40.5, 41, 41.5, 42, 42.5, 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45, 45.5, 46, 46.5, 47, 47.5, 48.

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