Who should buy the La Sportiva Pyramid GTX

The La Sportiva Pyramid GTX shines on multiple fronts, making it quite a desirable product both in utility and form. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that blends versatility, comfort, and lightness in one backpacking-centric package
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers adequate water protection
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers ample balance over rough terrain

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Extra responsive over unpredictable terrain

The La Sportiva Pyramid GTX clings to a variety of backcountry surfaces thanks to its multi-lugged and treaded outsole, called Nano Sole. It is engineered with Vibram’s XS Trek compound, making it extra responsive over unpredictable terrain. The zone at its heel is equipped with IBS or Impact Brake System which, as its name implies, grants wearers additional stopping power during descents.

La Sportiva Pyramid GTX outsole

La Sportiva Pyramid GTX outsole 1.0

Offers protection, comfort, and ground stability

This leather trail boot uses a compression-molded midsole made of EVA for protection and comfort as well as ground stability. It has Gore-Tex Surround aeration channels to help the shoe expel heat underfoot. The STB control system it comes built with consists of TPU inserts and nylon mesh. It is paired with a 5-millimeter Ortholite (a footbed brand featured in shoes like Salomon X Ultra 3) insole for added support and cushioning.

La Sportiva Pyramid GTX midsole

La Sportiva Pyramid GTX arch support

Excellent ventilation and waterproof

The Pyramid GTX’s mid-top upper is mainly a combination of nubuck leather and Nano-Cell Air-Mesh. It has a Tech Lite heel counter and toe cap, both of which are made of polyurethane (PU), for additional support and security. La Sportiva designers opted to imbue its main bootie with Gore-Tex Surround, giving trekkers sufficient breathability on the inside and enough waterproofing on the outside. Its closure system is made up of heavy-duty synthetic lace and combination eyelets.

La Sportiva Pyramid GTX upper

La Sportiva Pyramid GTX upper 2

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 16.6oz / Women 13.9oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: La Sportiva

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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.