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90 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 93 / 100 | UKClimbing

    Comfortable, versatile, and lightweight for footwear of this stiffness and supportiveness, the Trango Tower GTX is a superb do-it-all boot that's suitable for a wide range of uses.

  • 90 / 100 | Black Sheep Adventure Sports

    If you liked the old Trango S Evo boots I think you’ll like these as well. They’re lighter and more secure feeling with a very similar fit.

  • 90 / 100 | Active Traveller

    As soon as you pull a pair of Trango Tower GTX’s onto your feet, you’re immediately aware of their intentions.

  • 95 / 100 | Potty Adventures

    Overall, the la Sportiva Trango Tower boots really are a Lamborghini of a mountain boot.

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Updates to La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX

  • La Sportiva created a lightweight 3-season alpine boot in the Trango Tower GTX. It replaces the Trango S Evo GTX. Its upper is a combination of materials designed to deliver durability and protection: the 3D Flex System, a Gore-Tex lining and a full rubber rand.
  • The EVA/PU midsole addresses shock absorption and cushioning. It works with a nylon insole which yields stability and support.
  • The Vibram One (alternate name: Cube) sole grips on most types of terrain. It features the Impact Brake System to optimize performance on the trails.

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX size and fit

The Trango Tower GTX is created for men and women. It generally runs true to size. The Trango series uses a last that is a bit narrower. Its lacing system allows users to adjust the width and volume to obtain a comfy fit. It is offered in standard width and regular sizes.


The One sole is the outcome of a La Sportiva and Vibram collaboration. Its lugs are patterned to increase ground contact, reducing negative impacts. Also, it is equipped with the brand’s Impact Brake System which increases grip, especially on descents.


This mid-cut mountaineering boot features a midsole that mixes different materials. Polyurethane (PU) is used at the toe and EVA on the central zone. The heel area is a mix of PU and EVA. This structure increases rebound thus enhancing walking comfort. A TPU insert is placed at the back to receive crampons. A 7 mm nylon insole renders underfoot rigidity.


The Trango Tower GTX’s upper features a high tenacity nylon reinforcement with Honey-Comb Guard which are strategically laid out on areas prone to scrapes. Other materials that make up the upper include FlexTec3, microfiber and light PU thermal adhesive inserts. Some of these components are in charge of keeping the design clean and for optimum weight containment. It is also lined with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort laminate for insulation, breathability and waterproofing.

The brand-owned 3D Flex System allows the ankle to move freely for a more precise and controlled stride. Its lacing system uses metal hooks on the cuff and ankle area and webbing eyelets above the foot for a secure lockdown. A rubber rand wraps the base for added security while its tongue and collar are cushioned for comfort.

Additional Info

  • This mountaineering boot bagged the 2018 Backpacker Editor’s Choice
  • The Trango Tower GTX is compatible with hybrid crampons.