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La Sportiva Karakorum

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  • Take in all of Mother Nature's breath taking beauty in a pair of these Karakorum mountaineering and backpacking boots from La Sportiva®.
  • Ideal boots for NOLS and Outward Bound courses.
  • Features 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather uppers withstand years of abuse.
  • Vibram® rubber rand.
  • Padded Cordura® cuff.
  • Dry-Best® lining.
  • 8mm high-density nylon with anti-torsion plate.
  • SBR Aircushion midsole.
  • Makalu board construction.
  • Multidirectional 3D Flex™ hinge promotes easy flex and faster break-in period.
  • Aggressive Vibram® Couloir sole with semiautomatic crampon attachment for alpine climbing.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 43 (US Men's 10), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

75% Felt a half size smaller
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 25% True to size
  • 75% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
50% Felt true to width
  • 50% Felt true to width
  • 25% Felt narrower than marked
  • 25% Felt wider than marked
67% Excellent arch support
  • 67% Excellent arch support
  • 33% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please click here for the La Sportiva Size Conversion.
  • Take in all of Mother Nature's breath taking beauty in a pair of these Karakorum mountaineering and backpacking boots from La Sportiva®.
  • Ideal boots for NOLS and Outward Bound courses.
  • Features 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather uppers withstand years of abuse.
  • Vibram® rubber rand.
  • Padded Cordura® cuff.
  • Dry-Best® lining.
  • 8mm high-density nylon with anti-torsion plate.
  • SBR Aircushion midsole.
  • Makalu board construction.
  • Multidirectional 3D Flex™ hinge promotes easy flex and faster break-in period.
  • Aggressive Vibram® Couloir sole with semiautomatic crampon attachment for alpine climbing.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 43 (US Men's 10), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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La Sportiva Karakorum

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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I did some research before buying these boots. I had my foot measured twice, just to make sure, and I visited the La Sportiva website which recommended buying a half size bigger. I followed their advice and they came in perfect. I took the factory inserts out and put my own in. I now have a little over 360 miles in them climbing, on and off trails, post holding through snow and snowshoeing. I think they are as close as you can get to a wonderful all around boot. Great fit, very supportive and a terrific value for the money. They seem very warm so summer use may be limited - we'll have to see. I would highly recommend these to a friend but with the understanding they make sure of the fit. That is critical no matter what boots you decide on.

I'd also recommend: Lowa

Fit Survey

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Idaho
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is my fifth pair of La Sportiva boots. I use them for fire fighting in BC. Had Glaciers and Makalus. The latter wasn't available in my size so went with the Karakorum. Ordered my usual size and 1/2 size bigger. Heard they were a little short. Liked the larger size better. Seem very comfortable and supportive. Had very good experience with the previous Sportivas so hope to have the same with these. Only concern with the Karakorum is the synthetic extending down the back from the cuff and may not be the best for fire fighting. Tell you in a couple of years.

I'd also recommend: La Sportiva Makalu

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt wider than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from British Columbia
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These were purchased for my son, who is a real outdoorsman. His last pair (identical to these) lasted him about 10 years. He waterproofed them per directions from the manufacturer and loves them. He says they are true to size.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

  • from Idaho
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are amazing boots. There's a break in period, but they're super sturdy and comfortable once they're broken in. My only complaint is that the laces come undone.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

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$305.00

Width: D - Medium

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