Who should buy the La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX
The Trango Tower Extreme GTX is yet another La Sportiva masterpiece—thanks to its myriad of strengths and capabilities. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a hiking boot that is intended for winter day hikes to high alpine pursuits
- Prefer a hiking boot that grants weather and outdoor protection
- Prefer a hiking boot that delivers comfort and traction
Excellent traction on different ground surfaces
Making this high-cut mountaineering boot adhere to different ground surfaces is a Vibram outsole. It comes with a Climbing Zone in the toe area which assists wearers on steep uphill slopes. On the other hand, it is incorporated with the Impact Brake System at the rearfoot which enhances downhill grip.
This mountaineering boot comes with a 6-7 mm TPU midsole with PU inserts to receive crampons in the toe and heel areas. It sits atop a dual-density micropore EVA which yields extra cushioning. An antishock insert is placed at the rearfoot to optimize comfort upon ground contact. Additional warmth is provided by the gear’s default footbed, the 9 mm Insulated IBI-Thermo.
Waterproof, breathable, and insulated
The Trango Tower Extreme GTX’s upper is made of high-tenacity nylon with mono-bava reinforcements. There are Honeycomb Guard inserts and FlexTec 3 in areas prone to scuff to amplify its durability. The boot is lined with Gore-Tex Performance Comfort laminate that yields waterproofing, breathability, and insulation. A combination of lightweight Microfiber inserts and Light PU Thermo adhesive contributes to the overall design of the product.
Renders better shoe control
The La Sportiva’s 3D Flex System is also equipped in this mountaineering boot. It maximizes the mobility of the heel and renders better control.
Protective collar tip and toe box
The boot comes with a PU Tech Lite toe cap that serves as a shield for the forefoot. It also features a collar tip gaiter for additional warmth and protection against the intrusion of loose debris and snow. Its lacing system uses combination eyelets. Then a pull tab at the back facilitates smooth on and off.