Who should buy the La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX

The Trango Tower GTX from La Sportiva is worthy of recognition for its alpine performance. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that delivers durability and protection.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that yields stability and support.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that grips on most types of terrain.

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  • La Sportiva created a lightweight 3-season alpine boot in the Trango Tower GTX. It replaces the Trango S Evo GTX. Its upper is a combination of materials delivers both durability and protection: the 3D Flex System, a Gore-Tex lining and a full rubber rand.
  • The EVA/PU midsole addresses shock absorption and cushioning. It works with a nylon insole which yields stability and support.
  • The Vibram One (alternate name: Cube) sole grips on most types of terrain. It features the Impact Brake System, optimizing performance on the trails.

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Size and fit

The Trango Tower GTX is created for men and women. It generally runs true to size. The Trango series uses a last that is a bit narrower. Its lacing system allows users to adjust the width and volume to obtain a comfy fit. It is offered in standard width and regular sizes.

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX sizes

Increase ground contact, reducing negative impacts

The One sole is the outcome of a La Sportiva and Vibram collaboration. Its lugs are patterned in a way that increases ground contact, reducing negative impacts. 

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX outsole

Increased grip

It is equipped with the brand’s Impact Brake System which increases grip, especially on descents.

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX outsole 1

Enhancing walking comfort

This mid-cut mountaineering boot features a midsole that mixes different materials. Polyurethane (PU) is used at the toe and EVA on the central zone. The heel area is a mix of PU and EVA. This structure increases rebound thus enhancing walking comfort. 

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX midsole

Renders underfoot rigidity

A TPU insert is placed at the back to receive crampons. A 7 mm nylon insole renders underfoot rigidity.

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX midsole 1

Insulated, breathable, and waterproof

The Trango Tower GTX’s upper features a high-tenacity nylon reinforcement with Honey-Comb Guard which is strategically laid out on areas prone to scrapes. Other materials that make up the upper include FlexTec3, microfiber, and light PU thermal adhesive inserts. Some of these components are in charge of keeping the design clean and achieving optimum weight containment. It is also lined with a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort laminate providing insulation, breathability, and waterproofing.

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX upper

Secure lockdown

The brand-owned 3D Flex System allows the ankle to move freely for a more precise and controlled stride. Its lacing system uses metal hooks on the cuff and ankle area and webbing eyelets above the foot for a secure lockdown. A rubber rand wraps the base for added security while its tongue and collar are cushioned for comfort.

La Sportiva Trango Tower GTX laces

Additional Info

  • This mountaineering boot bagged the 2018 Backpacker Editor’s Choice
  • The Trango Tower GTX is compatible with hybrid crampons.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 25.4oz / Women 20.3oz
Use: Snow, Alpine
Cut: Mid cut
Collection: La Sportiva Trango
Features: Insulated, Single, Lace-to-toe, Vegan / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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