La Sportiva Trango Trek Micro Evo GTX 2009

The La Sportiva Trango Trek Micro Evo GTX weighs 1724g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; articulated ankle cuff for support and easy flex; rubber rand; solid toe box; aggressive Vibram sole; excellent stiffness for mountain terrain and climbing
But sole too stiff for general walking; one-piece leather upper may be more durable.

Verdict: The La Sportiva Trango Trek Micro Evo GTX is a waterproof boot for mountain scrambling and via ferrata rather than mountain walking.

 

First published in Trail magazine May 2009