Who should buy the La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX

There is no denying that the Aequilibrium LT GTX is designed for the nimble mountaineer. Besides such adventurers, the featured boot is also for:

  • Individuals who negotiate downhills often. Yes, descents are safe in this boot thanks to its Double Heel technology, which also prevents premature leg fatigue on level terrain.
  • Mountaineers who need a combination of ankle mobility and support. The one responsible for this is the Aequilibrium LT GTX’s 3D Flex Evo technology.
  • Climbers who need something more resistant to abrasions. The boot’s durable overlays, called Rubber Guard, make this possible.

Aequilibrium LT GTX vs. Aequilibrium ST GTX

Two of La Sportiva’s agile mountaineering kicks are pitted against each other in this footgear bout. Find out their differences in the following:

Weight. The La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX bags this round for being 10 g lighter than the featured shoe.

Protection. Both kicks are nothing to be sneezed at in this regard. That said, the competition ups the ante for having an upper that is coated all over with high-tenacity nylon.

MSRP. Between the two competing mountaineering boots, the Aequilibrium LT GTX is the clear winner price-wise. Case in point: It is approximately $30 less expensive than its sibling-slash-rival.

VERDICT: If you have a fairly limited budget, and your ascents aren’t as demanding, the Aequilibrium LT GTX is a great choice. Reach for the Aequilibrium ST GTX, instead, if you need better performance around jagged surfaces and features.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 22.6oz / Women 18.5oz
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Single
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: La Sportiva
Construction: Lace-to-toe, Single

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.