La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX – The Best Mountaineering Boot Yet?

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La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Boots

Winner of the Gear Institute’s Best New Gear Award at the 2013 Outdoor Retailer Summer Show, the La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Boots are finally widely available for outdoorsmen and women everywhere. These highly anticipated boots are being lauded as a truly innovative product in an age where most new items rarely live up to the hype.

The La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX Boots are the fourth item in La Sportiva’s “Trango” line – after the Alp, EVO, and EVO Extreme – and the most technologically impressive pair of boots the company has made to date. The Trango Cube GTX model is here to represent the height of mountaineering footwear innovation, with several features you just won’t find anywhere else.

These boots are easy to spot and leave a lasting impression with their rainbow-colored exterior; however, what you will really remember about the Cube GTX boots are their performance. The Cube GTX boots are much more stripped-down than the earlier Trango models, as La Sportiva was intent on making these boots the ultimate standard in lightweight mountaineering. Weighing just 24 ounces, the Trango Cube GTX boots are incredibly lightweight, but they do not sacrifice any performance, with features that surpass those found on more heavy-duty boots.

The Cube utilizes synthetic waterproof thermoplastic on the upper exterior of the boot, coupled with a GORE-TEX liner. The sole of the Cube is comprised of lightweight Vibram One material with its patented Impact Brake System technology. The vamp of the boot is wrapped with a rubber for extra protection from debris, keeping your feet feeling great.


The thermoplastic “wrap” around the exterior of the boot serves to add ankle support and protection while allowing for plenty of flexibility, keeping your lower leg and foot more comfortable than ever, even if you happen to take a bad step. Adding even more comfort is spongy mesh padding on the inside of the shoe’s tongue, which is also grippy enough to have it stay in place all day long. and stretchy tongue that minimizes the lining from folding. However, if you need to place a heavily-socked foot into the boot, this tongue padding is also removable.

The laces on the La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX  boots are “directly injected,” with the Cube’s thermoplastic urethane hooks integrated directly into the exoskeleton, adding durability and comfort. These shoes do not come untied even after hours on the trails, and if worn correctly, the fit remains consistently great.

Due to the lightweight, synthetic design, the Cube GTX boots are also incredibly breathable and versatile; you can use them while traversing snowy mountain passes and while hiking through a sun-splashed meadow. The Cube GTX boots will get the job done, no matter what the job may be.

For $375, the La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX boots are not the cheapest boots you can find. However, with their lightweight, versatile design and abundance of high-performance features, the Cube GTX boots are among the best things you can possibly put on your feet when you are in the backcountry. Learn more about these excellent new mountaineering boots here!

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