I bought a pair of these shoes last year, tired of my merrells, keens, Columbia's, solomons, etc. They may be a little more expensive, but my feet thank the maker when wearing these. I have high arches and that's no problem. So good I bought a second pair in the other color.
(Posted on 8/11/2017)
Best boot ever! A great boot up to the challenges. Provides excellent heel support while having a flexible enough sole to manipulate talus fields.
(Posted on 1/2/2017)
I purchased this for a three-day backpack trip this summer in northwestern Montana. This turned out to be the best boot purchase I have ever made. I've backpacked with a lot of different boots, but these have been the most comfortable. They are very lightweight and have a spring to them on the up step. I did have one full day of rain on the trail and my feet did get wet, but they were never cold and no blisters developed. I'm not sure if the water got in through the boot or from running into the boot.These are more than just the most comfortable boot I've ever had, they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn. I am now wearing them every day at work. I teach, so I'm on my feet most of the day. Thus far the tread has held up well with no visible wear. I love these boots!
(Posted on 10/12/2014)
I recently went on a three day backpacking trip to the Grand Canyon, hiking the Rim2Rim2Rim (South Kaibab Trail to North Rim to Bright Angel Trail). It was a very difficult hike, but the La Sportiva Core High GTX Boot saved my feet.During our three day, 48 miles hiking excursion, my feet never blistered or damaged in any other way while others in our group suffered from multiple blisters and aches in their feet.As a person with weak ankles which are prone to constant rollings and sprains, the high top protected me very having any of those injuries as well!I also have to recognize the awesome construction of the boots as tying was extremely simple to put on and take off, while being secured. In addition, these boots have been through a lot, but still look almost brand new! I'm looking forward to more trips with these and would like to thank you again for making a truly superior product.
(Posted on 8/30/2013)