Who should buy the La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX

The La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX is part of the Nepal series. It is the Italian brand’s iconic line of mountaineering footwear which has been serving the needs of expeditionists for 25 years. It is recommended for: 

  • those who wants a quality gear that offers durability and reliability
  • individuals looking for their ideal winter mountaineering and mixed climbing boot
  • mountaineers who are looking for a gear that has a removable tongue for optimal fit customization

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX brand logo

Nepal EVO GTX’s grippy Vibram outsole

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Vibram outsole

The La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX uses a Vibram rubber outsole equipped with Impact Brake System. It has aggressive, self-cleaning lugs which bite into most terrain types. 

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Climbing Zone

The toe and heel areas are designed with a larger surface contact for a secure foothold on ascents and descents.

La Sportiva’s Nepal EVO GTX underfoot cushioning

Resting underfoot is an insulating ibi-thermo 9 mm insole and SBR Aircushion. These materials cushion and help keep the warmth inside for a more comfortable ride. 

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX crampon-ready

It works with an 8 - 9 mm crampon-ready TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) midsole. Also, there are PU inserts located in two sections: below heel and the ball of the foot. They are responsible for shock absorption.

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX crampon compatible

La Sportiva constructed the Nepal EVO GTX with durable leather upper

This high-cut mountaineering boot from La Sportiva features a 3.2 mm silicone impregnated Idro-Perwanger leather. It is joined with an abrasion-resistant fabric which makes the upper flexible and durable. A Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort laminate retains heat on colder temperatures while keeping a breathable and waterproof environment.

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Gore-Tex

The 3D Flex System features a multidirectional hinge which allows the ankle to move freely. It also yields a more enhanced foot control when traversing challenging terrains.

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX 3D ankle flex

The boot’s removable tongue, on the other hand, helps maintain a dry in-shoe feel by drawing moisture out of the boot.

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX padded collar

The lacing system of this boot uses a combination of metal D-rings, open and closed hooks and webbing eyelets. It also comes with La Sportiva’s EZ Out pull loop to help unfasten the lace lock.

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX lacing system

The rubber rand at the base reinforces the upper and renders protection against knocks.

La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX rubber rand

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 35.7oz
Use: Alpine
Cut: High cut
Collection: La Sportiva Nepal
Features: Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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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.