Who should buy the La Sportiva Stream GTX
La Sportiva’s Stream GTX is a mid-cut hiking boot ideal for those who wish to hit the trail with as much agility and airy comfort as possible. Get this pair if you want:
- an extremely light and comfortable hiker that will take you extra miles on the trail
- a backpacking boot providing excellent waterproofness and 360-degree breathability
- sturdy footwear offering reliable grip on hard, soft, and muddy terrain
Vibram's grippy outsole
Wearers are promised a responsive kind of surface traction with the Stream GTX’s multi-lugged Vibram XS Trek outsole. It has been optimized to strike a balance between longevity and grip effectiveness. It has also been engineered in a way that contributes to the boot’s overall comfort and stability.
Over at the heel is La Sportiva’s Impact Brake System (IBS). This brand-owned technology is responsible for enhancing the outsole’s braking power. It also decreases impact forces received by the outsole.
Stability and snug fit
What offers footing balance and ground protection on the trail is the La Sportiva Stream GTX’s sturdy yet cushy EVA midsole. The STB technology with which it is engineered places TPU inserts or stabilizers on its medial section and lateral sidewalls for enhanced flexibility and stability.
Its sides are engineered with Gore-Tex Surround aeration channels, lightning-shaped vent holes that double down on breathability.
Comfortable in-shoe padding
Sitting securely atop this feature-rich midsole is the gear’s 5-millimeter Ortholite footbed. It offers extra underfoot comfort thanks to its adequately padded construction.
Breathable and protective upper in La Sportiva Stream GTX
The Stream GTX puts breezy comfort into the forefront by having an abrasion-resistant mesh upper that is imbued with a breathable technology, called Nano Cell 2.0. The Gore-Tex Surround serving as the boot’s liner further bolsters breathability while preventing intrusive water from getting in.
Its heel and toe zones are wrapped in PU Techlite, making the gear even more resistant to abrasion-inducing hazards.
Rounding out all things upper is the Stream GTX’s quick lacing system which features a pair of open hooks at the top.