La Sportiva Lhotse GTX Reviews

13 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

75%Rated 5 stars

13%Rated 4 stars

13%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

85% "Felt true to size"

92% "Felt true to width"

62% "Excellent arch support"

Additional 8 Lhotse GTX La Sportiva Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

February 4, 2010

Anonymous

from Auburn, Maine

I have had these Boots for a few weeks and I am loving them. I am a hiker who likes to get to a few summits in the winter, safe and warm. Occasionally I have needed crampons. I have not yet been out in much below zero weather, but so far these boots have been warm and comfortable. The toe box, unlike other La Sportivas I have had, is not too narrow. They have a good arch support. They are not a double boot, but much more fun to hike in. The construction is as good as it gets.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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February 18, 2008

Robert R

from Louisiana

Comfortable and sturdy boot - A full feature, four-season boot for the lower-48. If you wear La Sportiva Glaciers or Makalus, these should fit the same albeit with more eyelets for comfort and support around the ankle. The lower eyelets are articulated for ease of lacing. A steel full shank allows for frontpointing confidence while allowing enough rocker for comfortable walking. I've yet to wear these in cold weather, but these boots are as warm as a few double plastics I've tried. I'm very impressed with the look, quality of build, and feel of the Lhotse thus far. I will try and follow-up with a field review.

Brands I'd also recommend: La Sportiva Glaciers

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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May 31, 2007

D

 

Great boot for winter in the lower 48 - Typical La Sportiva: quality, fit, and durability. I wore them right out of the box with no problems. Very warm and supportive, but not a problem for the approach as they really hike well. I have found that Sportivas fit my foot type very well: narrow, low volume, so consider that when shopping. Two thumbs up for the Lhotse

Brands I'd also recommend: Any Sportivas

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 17, 2005

Orville

from Baltimore, MD

This boot is awesome. It has a nice tight fit that really lets you use the stiffness of the sole. I find the build quality good, with only one reservation about the nylon eyelet midway on the boot. In the past with the Makalus, that was the first thing to break. This time, I'll keep them cleaner and hopefully decrease wear and tear. The gortex is great, if not a little hot in the summer time. I use this boot as a field boot.

Brands I'd also recommend: La Sportiva Makalu

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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February 27, 2008

Alex W

from Boston, MA

So yeah... Got these boots in March or so. Broke them in and used them on Rainier later during the year. Took them off after the climb to find that the top two pairs of rivets on one of the boots had rusted/corroded (this was pretty obvious, as it stained the sock quite well, its still rust colored). Took pictures of the defect and described in it an email to CR at Sportiva; was told it was cosmetic and to bring it to a cobbler. Took another (and somewhat angrier) email before they offered to swap. Got swapped for a new pair (-$20 in shipping costs, oh well). I used the second pair climbing Katahdin a few weeks ago; they performed well. Stiff enough to climb in, flex enough to hike in. Not as warm as double plastics I've used in the past however.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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February 3, 2013

Dana N

from Jacksonville,North Carolina

I really like my new boots. I didn't tie them correctly the first day and got a blister so I didn't wear them for a week. But since I got them on and tight I love them and have been trying to get the guys on my crew to get some.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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February 3, 2013

Kurt M

from Enfield, CT

Getting used to the boot can be rough...but when you do, they are amazing! I'm a lineman with the IBEW and climbing and working in these boots is like standing on solid ground. The insulation and waterproofing is great for winter work too! Get a pair of insoles that are designed for your foot type and you'll be able to climb in these all day!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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November 22, 2012

Anonymous

from Connecticut

I am a lineman in the IBEW. I recently purchased a pair of lineman climbing boots and couldn't make it through the day with them because they are so hard to break in. I decided to spend more money and try Sportiva's. Wow, was it worth the money. There is absolutely no break in period whatsoever and to climb with these it's like you're on flat ground. The support they give you in the ankle and arch is amazing. Walking through the snow and ice all day and my feet never got cold. You really can't beat the comfort in these boots. I will always have a pair of Sportiva's on at work!

Brands I'd also recommend: Don't waste your money on Lineman Boots anymore. Sportiva's is where it's at!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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