Sportiva Men's Nepal Evo GTX
This boot from La Sportiva has the best balance of durability and comfort that I have seen in any boot.
I bought these boots as a replacement for a very old but much loved pair of Scarpas. Straight away as I unpacked them I could tell that these boots are very well made and the quality is of the highest standard I have seen on any boots.
They are a rigid boot with not much movement except between the ankle and the foot so if you are not used to this type of boot I wouldn't recommend them.
However the comfort of the boot is outstanding, I took them for a test drive the first weekend I owned them (whilst wearing a good pair of thick socks) and they were like I had owned them for 3-4 years because I didn't get one bit of rubbing or irritation during a fairly decent 16 mile hike.
Overall these boots in my opinion are the best on the market for the price and a good investment.
27 May 2014
Great boot if you need extra stability! One of the best!!!
07 April 2014
Bought for winter climbing. After a great service in store (Covent Garden) and trying on lot of boots, and allowing me to kick steps to ensure that my foot doesn't reach the end, these were the best fit. Quick to break in and comfortable. Yet to use them in anger but full of confidence (I have a few pairs of La Sportiva shoes and they have never let me down yet)
20 January 2014
I have a narrow heel and need a big toe box because of toe joint arthritis, this boot does the job well, the high cuff holding the heel secure, so no heel lift and yet has plenty of toe wriggle room and a flexible ankle. Altogether feels very stable and comfortable, although I am using a size bigger than my normal shoe size. This will make for greater warmth too.
09 September 2013
Really comfortable boot, great choice
I am very pleased with the boots that I just bought from snow and rock, I also bought a pair of salmon gtx. The customer service I received was excellent and the staff were very helpful and made sure I was very relaxed in the shop, I will be visiting snow and rock again very shortly. Thank you for your service.
15 July 2013
Awesome boots, I love them, quality is superb, these boots would survive a missile strike with just minor scorch marks! their first outing was 4 long days in the cairn gorms this winter, temps were down to -5 with 20-30 mph wind chill, no problems with cold, they are hefty B3s so walk-ins are a trade off but tbh it was no big deal and after 4 days and 40 odd miles my only blister was on the front of one shin where i'd done them up a bit tight one day. they fit my petzl sarkens perfectly (size 47 evos just fits sarkens with the standard bar) and climbing is definitely their forte. expensive but highly recommended.
18 February 2013
Winter walking, ice climbing or alpine walking Sportiva Men's Nepal Evo GTX's are great all-rounderâs enabling to tackle most things that you encounter up a mountain.
As with any B3 boot they are stiff which requires some getting used to as they are stiff, but once you have adapted to walking in such a stiff boot this becomes an advantage.
The inner sole is ok but when spending Â£300+ you would expect a moulded inner sole which most ski and snowboard boots are able to do at this price bracket. Although you can purchase a superb SuperFeet inner sole from Snow and Rock.
26 July 2012