The hills await.

When you’ve been planning a trip for weeks but the weather is threatening your fun, you need the versatile La Sportiva Women's Synthesis Mid GTX Hiking Boots. These boots are ideal for people who want to get things done regardless of the conditions, since they have a modern Gore-Tex Extended Comfort lining and a Gore-Tex Surround footbed. This provides durability and waterproof protection so the boots stay dry on the inside and outside, keeping your feet comfy. The upper is crafted from a tough combination of AirMesh, Nano-Cell, and PU Leather, which offers full breathability and moisture-wicking properties so your sweat is channeled away from your feet.

The Synthesis Mid GTX Hiking Boots are made to hug your feet with a women-specific design, which comes courtesy of the superior Women's Tempo last. With a drawcord closure, these boots give you a secure fit that doesn’t require constant readjusting that most boots need. The Vibram Nano sole, combined with the Impact Brake System, provides full protection against various terrain, including dry or slippery rocks.

  • AirMesh, Nano-Cell, and PU Leather upper
  • Gore-Tex Extended Comfort lining
  • Women's Tempo last
  • Gore-Tex Surround footbed
  • Vibram Nano sole
  • Impact Brake System
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Good purchase

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these because our son swears La Sportiva are the best shoes. He was right. After breaking my foot two years ago, my heavy hiking boots were great support but heavy. I wanted something lighter weight yet supportive. These were the right choice. Well made, light weight, and can be worn all day.

Great Lightweight Hiking boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Truth be told, I haven't had the chance to take these to the great outdoors quite yet but I've been wearing them around the office all day and have some impressions to share.

First off, it's a miracle these fit on my wide feet compared to the approach shoes from sportiva I've tried in the past. These shoes have no such problem! I typically wear a size 9 hiking boot and the 9's fit great in this model.

I will say the arch is a little high for me in these shoes for my mid-to-flat arch and would be better suited for someone with high arches OR someone who tends to over pronate.

I think these shoes would be be a great choice for a through hiker who wants to go lightweight but still have some ankle support. They're definitely not as stiff as a standard pair of leather, burly hiking boots but if you're looking to reduce weight/fatigue on trail these are the boots to go with.

Unbelievable lightweight boot

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Lightweight, great traction, incredibly breathable and waterproof. These are the best light duty hiking boots I have ever worn. I would describe them as more of a shoe/boot hybrid. You can hike like a goat, and if need be, run as well. My feet are so happy! -as reviewed by my girlfriend