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La Sportiva - Nucleo High GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's

La Sportiva Nucleo High GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's

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$89.98 Original price:$199.00
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Item #LSP00HL




Tech Specs

Upper Material:
Nano-cell direct injection, nubuck leather
Gore-Tex Surround
Vibram Nano
Claimed Weight:
16.8oz (single)
Recommended Use:
backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Nucleo High GTX Backpacking Boot

Hike through rugged terrain in La Sportiva's Nucleo High GTX Backpacking Boot. Gore-Tex Surround waterproofing protects the boot as you trek through snowmelt soaked grass fields. The Vibram Nano sole provides traction over steep trails and rocky ridge lines alike, and the Nano-cell upper creates a durable construction that shaves weight at the same time. Keep your foot comfortably protected as you make your way out and back all the while enjoying the beauty the backcountry offers.

  • A mid-range hiking boot for high performance in the backcountry
  • Gore-Tex Surround waterproofing blocks out water on rainy days
  • Vibram Nano sole offers sticky traction in variable conditions
  • Nano-cell upper technology provides lasting, durable foot protection
  • High top style offers ankle support on rocky, loose terrain

Comfortable boot / can be worn out

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 44.5

Excellent boots. Fit and finish is spot on. Extremely comfortable for long hikes and full days in the boots. On or off trail, great traction and support. Two small issues: the waterproofing is not amazing. You're feet won't be "wet" but they will be "moist" if you walk across some streams. Suboptimal. My 2nd issue is the lifespan. I wear these 3 days/week with a non-trivial amount of off trail scrambling in southern Appalachia. In 9 months I have blown them out in two spots. I hike 3-10 miles each day I am wearing them (for work) so this is a lot of use relative to the weekend hiker. So while I cannot speak highly enough about the comfort and support, for my next pair I'll be trying a different Sportiva boot, hoping to crest the 1-year mark.

Super lightweight but strong boots

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

These are just the shoes that I was looking for: comfortable, lightweight, strong materials. I just started using them but they feel durable. I have wide feet and they fit nicely. I'll certainly recommend this for medium to long hikes.

La Sportiva

Adult Footwear
4 35.5 5  
4.5 36 5.5  
4.5+ 36.5 5.5+  
5 37 6  
5.5 37.5 6.5  
6 38 7  
6.5 38.5 7.5 24
6.5+ 39 7.5+ 24.5
7 39.5 8  
7.5 40 8.5 25
8 40.5 9 25.5
8.5 41 9.5 26
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+  
9 42 10 26.5
9.5 42.5 10.5 27
10 43 11 27.5
10.5 43.5 11.5  
10.5+ 44 11.5+ 28
11 44.5 12 28.5
11.5 45 12.5 29
12 45.5 13 29.5
12.5 46 13.5 30
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+  
13 47 14 30.5
13.5 47.5   31
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Note: La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us four extra sizes per size run which gives you a better fit!