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La Sportiva - Karakorum HC GTX - Trekking boots tested

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A Good Boot for appropriate application.

The Karakorum HC is an excellent boot in its class but it is important to appreciate suitable uses for this kind of footwear. This is essentially a mountaineering boot that is suitable for more arduous trekking terrain. I use the boot for wider applications but I would not recommend it as a hiking boot if you are not used to a stiffer boot. In my experience, typical of an Italian brand, the fit is snug and particularly good if you often find footwear to wide. This makes for a very comfortable boot. The lace clips work very Well, allowing the ankle to be adjusted separate from the foot. The high ankle is ideal for rougher terrain and you can adjust the level of support with the laces without loosening the foot. I find the flexibility of the sole superb but this means there are limitations with a C2 Crampon, mostly in relation to more serious climbing. A butchers at BMC crampon guidelines is worthwhile. IT is not the lightest boot in its class but to put it bluntly, I don't care. I've seen some pretty shredded feet for the sake of a few grams. I use a good quality foot cream but I have never had a blister in these or my Nepals. Essentially, if you've done your homework and know you need a boot in this class, it's a very good option that I would definitely recommend.

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