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

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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.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX Delivers solid performance on descents

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.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX offers ankle mobility and support 

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.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX Causes some shin-bang 

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:

La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX Aequilibrium LT GTX vs. Aequilibrium ST GTX

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.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX Protective and budget-friendly

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.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX Instant comfort from day one

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.

La Sportiva Aequilibrium LT GTX a versatile shoe 

Reach for the Aequilibrium ST GTX, instead, if you need better performance around jagged surfaces and features.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 640g / Women 525g
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe, Single / Heel brake
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: La Sportiva

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run 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 analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.