La SportivaTrango TRK GTX Boot - Men's

Lighten up your load, without sacrificing durability.

Durable, supportive boots are a must when covering miles of rugged terrain with a heavy pack on your back, but overly heavy boots can take a toll on your feet and legs when you're walking upwards of 15 miles a day. Designed to save weight, without sacrificing the durability for which La Sportiva is known, the Trango TRK GTX Men's Boot is a solid choice for the weight-conscious backpacker that still wants a boot that will withstand heavy wear in mountain ranges as rugged as the Tetons, Beartooths, or North Cascades.

An abrasion-resistant polyester mesh is supported by La Sportiva's TPU Thermo Tech Application reinforcements for bombproof durability, while rubber toe and heel rands protect against rocks, downed logs, and brush in those prone-to-wear areas. Behind the Trango's lightweight upper is a Gore-Tex Performance Comfort insert for waterproof and breathable protection for those days a mid-afternoon rainstorm catches you somewhere between the summit and camp. Sportiva even gave the Trango an aggressive Vibram Mulaz sole for rock-solid traction on surfaces ranging from packed dirt to gritty granite in the high alpine, and added a lightweight dual-density MEMlex midsole for extra comfort when exploring miles away from any trail, or well-established route.

  • Gore-Tex Extended Comfort insert
  • Abrasion resistant polyester mesh upper
  • TPU Thermo Tech Application reinforcements
  • Rubber toe and heel rand
  • AirMesh tongue insert
  • Polypropylene insole
  • Dual-deinsity MEMlex midsole
  • Vibram Mulaz sole
  • 3D Flex insert
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Wonder Boots!

    I just got these for my husband for an 11 day hiking trip in Iceland and he loved (s) them! They were great in the in wet damp weather that we had and kept his feet dry the whole time. And were so comfortable they didn't have a break in period at all. At several times during the trip he looked down at his feet and stated how much he loved his boots!

    Stoked on La Sportiva

      Bought these as a gift for my friend; he says:
      Boots are great! Super comfy, awesome traction and breathable. My feet have not gotten hot and no blisters from these boots.

      Not bad

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small

      I bought these boots in April of this year.
      True to la sportiva the toe box is too narrow so size up.
      The heel is too high and/or is not beveled enough
      The stitching along the side of the tongue near the top came was unraveled out of the box.
      Other than that these have minimal break in time, offer good grip, seem to be durable and hug the foot nicely other than the too narrow toe box.

      Started to good to be true

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 11

      The first 2 months I had these boots I was beyond stoked on them. I’m a diehard La Sportiva fan. Have had many pairs of running shoes and one other boot I put through the wringer and they have far exceeded exspectations. These boots crushed it on terrain well into class 4 and 5 on hard peaks. The foot bed that was in there was pretty bad, quickly put a surefoot insert in the boot. Any trips over 6 miles and it felt like I had been walking on concrete all day, but once a good insert was added I was back in love with the boot. Stayed waterproof ish for a few months then winter came. Would use the boots in 15 to 20 degrees out on cold days in the woods and mountains, they would do ok with that, little chilly but not terrible. Any colder and these boots wouldn’t cut it even when pushing hard. Had the boot for 4 months by this point, covered a handful of peaks and backpacking trips and backcountry fishing trips with great performance. Then the seam between the rubber toe cap and the tongue of the boot began to leak. I cleaned and applied waterproofing and left for a 3+ week backpacking trip in Utah in Feb and March. Boots don’t dry fast in the winter, the waterproofing did very little. The fine dirt of Utah continued to eat its way through the waterproofing, after a few days every step I took in water over an inch and my foot was soaked. Hiking in the bottom of cold canyons with trickling water in the winter with wet boots day after day started to really take its toll on my feet and mental health haha. Some areas we were in a fire was not allowed so drying was impossible. Spent way to much energy trying to find ways to get boots dry and how to avoid even the smallest of puddles in the middle of slick rock side walls with a pack on. Made for a rough couple weeks when you can’t get your feet dry more than a few hours then back into frozen ice boots that would melt back into water logged boots for another 8 to 10 miles having to avoid any build up in the stream. Spent a lot of money on a boot that only got 3-4 months of solid performance and now I can’t take out on spring snow hikes or near water. Not sure ill take them out this summer much just because they hold the water in the boot so bad. Once its wet its logged, at least in a non-waterproof boot the water can escape the boot. They started to good to be true, trail crushing beasts to expensive work around the house/ shop boots and basic summer trails that a $20 pair of pumas or sketchers from Walmart can handle just fine.

      Worth the money

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 45

      I've put these through some swampy areas, really tacky grip, great ankle support, good foot shield from rocks on soles, and a good fit even for wide feet. Love them

      Awesome Boots!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 43.5

      Breaking in these hiking boots for a backpacking trip in Argentina, I hike on a trail with a hilly (and muddy) terrain, covering 10 miles. With snug lacing around and above the ankle joints, I am very satisfied how the boots provide great ankle stability. Getting a half-size bigger ensures enough space for toes to wiggle comfortably and to not hit the toe box during downhill hiking. Compared with a previous and a different pair I wore to Kilimanjaro and Mt. Everest Base Camp, these current pair are a lot lighter. In fact, this is the first thing I noticed about these boots - they felt almost weightless. I feel I can make longer strides without any strain on my lower back. Also, my feet kept dry even when walking on muddy surfaces and shallow waters. I keep waiting to feel some hot spots while hiking and, so far, there is none.

      And by the way, thanks, Backcountry, for the great customer service!

      So glad to hear you're loving the boots, Edison!!! Can't wait to see pictures from Argentina!

      how do you compare this with the salomon quest 4d??? i'm in between this 2!!

      Trango TRK GTX Waterproofness Proved

      A long day on mucky trails above 10,000' in Colorado's Weminuche Wilderness.

      Trango TRK GTX Waterproofness Proved

      Thanks for the pic!

      La Sportiva's Trango TRK GTX Boots Rock!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: Euro 44 / US 11

      I'm just back from 40 miles of backpacking in Colorado's Weminuche and Rawah Wilderness areas. The Trango TRK GTX Boots performed flawlessly.

      After searching for months to replace my full leather/GTX Merrill Perimeter boots, I finally settled on these La Sportivas. They were the perfect balance of seamless fit, weight and support. I was also intrigued by the boot's combination of GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort bootie combined with La Sportiva's patented TPU Thermo Tech coating. The former is purported (by GORE-TEX) to "combine durable waterproofness and optimized breathability... an ideal solution for the widest range of outdoor activities and changing weather conditions". La Sportiva claims that their TPU Thermo Tech coating on the uppers adds durability while reducing overall weight.

      Before heading to the backcountry, I tested these boots on five, or so, humid, 95 deg x 3 mile walks around around Ada Hayden Lake in Ames, Iowa. My feet were warm (did I mention that it was humid and 95 deg F?) but the boots felt great and I my feet had no hot spots nor blisters.

      In Colorado, the boots performed even better. On our first two days we had to contend with wet snow on top of saturated, horse-trodden trails (there was no avoiding mud and puddles). My feet stayed completely dry. On another day, the Trango TRK's light weight, support and comfort helped me overcome 6 miles and 2000' of elevation gain in less than 3 hours. My feet were never fatigued after long days on mixed rock/dirt trails and, again, I had no hot spots / blisters.

      I'm looking forward to testing these boots on my next adventures. Highly recommended.

      4 seas. backpacking, light alpine style

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: True to size
      • Size Bought: 12 (45.5)

      I bought these in a pinch to climb 12,500' Mt. Morrison in the Sierra Nevada during winter when my Nepal Evo's were on loan to a friend. They actually worked well for that class 3 snow climb. I certainly was not frontpointing and wasn't kicking steps either. Slopes were up to 45 at times but snow was soft so it was easy to get purchase with my strap on crampons and these boots. My feet were fairly moist after the 6 hour approach to the base of the climb where we camped. Down camp booties were essential. The next morning they were mostly dry after using them as my pillow (the standard method I use on winter alpine climbs - works great!).

      Most of all, these things are really light! I got by with them on a winter climb, but the Trango S EVO's are really the right tool for that job. I am planning on using these to fill the niche between a summer hiking shoe and my Nepal Evo's. 4 season backpacking, 3 season scrambling up class 3 peaks (maybe, might stick to low top approach shoes for this purpose), maybe some shoulder season peak bagging when I expect snow and strap on crampons. In that sense, they are pretty niche. I suspect they would be a perfect backpacking boot for the PNW where rain is always possible and temps are cool. In the Sierra, I am concerned about the gore-tex liner causing my feet to sweat and blister up in summer conditions. Can't comment on that yet.

      I wear an 11.5 street size. I wear 45.5 in the Nepal's. I got these in a 45.5 and they fit perfect. They were SO comfortable right out of the box. Just wish they weren't so ugly!

      New lightweight kings!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times
      • Fit: Runs small
      • Size Bought: 46

      This is an entirely new high tech hiking boot from La Sportiva. The toe box is a bit taller which may allow for a half size down from their other boots (I ended up staying with size 46, same as Trango cubes, and Older Glaciers for me). I've been out for several short hikes up Tiger Mtn., 2k foot elev., 6 miles round trip. These guys are so light it's almost cheating,. The toe box is well protected in case your a rock kicker, will come in handy later as the snow melts in the higher elevations around here in the PACNW. Almost broken in out of the box, with excellent traction on loamy and root bound trail. I generally wear 11.5 in shoes, so you might want to size up a bit, I went with 46's (about a 12.5).