Who should buy the La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX
The La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX is a budget-friendly B2 mountaineering shoe best suited for:
- nimble mountaineers and anyone looking to dabble in mountaineering for the first time
- long mileage hiking and mountain-climbing adventures
Delivers solid performance on descents
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.
Aequilibrium LT GTX offers ankle mobility and support
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.
Causes some shin-bang
The tongue seems to crowd the neck of the boot — can cause some shin-bang. The flexible heel gaiter and low ankle means less calf support on tough stances.
An owner finds the sole unit of the Aequilibrium LT GTX a bit on the softer side, offering a subpar rigidity.
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:
When it comes to the weight, the La Sportiva Aequilibrium ST GTX bags this round for being 10 g lighter than the featured shoe.
Protective and budget-friendly
Both kicks are nothing to be sneezed at in regards to providing protection. That said, the competition ups the ante for having an upper that is coated all over with high-tenacity nylon.
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.
Instant comfort from day one
Almost everyone who has climbed in the Aequilibrium LT GTX swears by its from-the-box plushness. One of them even claims that it is more comfortable than the Trango.
This alpine piece from La Sportiva gives its name justice by being quite impermeable. Its Vibram outsole delivers remarkable traction on various surfaces, including inclines that require smearing.
La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX is a versatile shoe
The LT GTX is as dependable on hikes as it is on mountain-climbing adventures, experienced mountaineers say. 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.