Nucleo High II GTX: The successor to a well-loved trekking boot
They say that the follow-up to something considered high-quality is supposed to be better in every way. While being a complete revolution over the Nucleo High GTX might be a tall order, the boot in question does have welcome improvements. Such are the following:
Revamped upper protection. The La Sportiva Nucleo High II GTX this time around comes with a rubber rand and toe cap courtesy of Vibram. This means that you get virtually the same amount of toughness around your tootsies as you have underfoot.
Tweaked closure. Aside from having sturdier eyelets, the shoe’s lacing system has been redesigned in a way that promotes ankle flexibility.
More fight against stink. Consider keeping the boot’s default insole. The reason for such a suggestion is quite obvious—said footbed is from Ortholite, which is engineered with antimicrobial agents that eliminate odor-causing bacteria.
Another win for La Sportiva
Just like its predecessor, which won Outside Magazine’s Gear of the Year award back in 2017, the Nucleo High II GTX is also a triumph. This time around, however, the recognition comes in the form of Editor’s Choice Award from REI Co-op!