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La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby WillV » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:06 am

I am in need of a new winter boot and have settled on trying the La Sportiva Lhotse GTX boot. These would be my first pair of La Sportiva's.
For those that have or currently own La Sportiva's I'm curious to know how they fit and if you needed to go up or down a size. I'm typically a size 14 and would expect to need a 48, but have been known to go down as low as a 47 depending on the brand. The sale on this boot at Moosejaw only goes as high as 47.5 and they seem to be a rare find elsewhere in 48. I'm tempted to order a 47.5 to see where I stand. I would go to REI and try on a pair in this brand but I'm out of the country and don't want to miss out on the sale that ends the 30th. From what I've read they seem to run pretty true to size or run smaller, but thought I would pose the question here.

Also, does anyone here have any experience with this boot?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby ezabielski » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:42 am

Why do you think you need a 37 or 38? You're talking about European sizes, right? I wear a 10.5-11US and wear a 44.5-45EU shoe. You need to look at more like 46-48 I think!

Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:52 am

I wear size 37 in LaSportiva Glacier's, and I have a men's size 3.5 foot!
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Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby SeracZack » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:32 pm

bergsteigen wrote: I have a men's size 3.5 foot!


How do you keep your balance on stilts so well?
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Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby bergsteigen » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:52 pm

SeracZack wrote:
bergsteigen wrote: I have a men's size 3.5 foot!


How do you keep your balance on stilts so well?


It's actually quite easy. Plus I step on less loose rocks with my tiny feet!
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Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby WillV » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:55 pm

ezabielski wrote:Why do you think you need a 37 or 38? You're talking about European sizes, right? I wear a 10.5-11US and wear a 44.5-45EU shoe. You need to look at more like 46-48 I think!


Right. My mistake - I meant 48 not 38. Edited the original post. Thanks.

Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby Bean » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:34 pm

FWIW, I've got a 12-12.5 foot (casual shoes and work boots 46, running shoes 47-47.5ish, ski boots 44/28.5) and ordered the Spantik in 46.5 and 47 and returned one of them. Unfortunately I can't remember which one I initially returned, but I think it was 47...so there's a good chance 47.5 will work for you.
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Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby hunterwf » Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:44 pm

I wear a 12.5 -13 shoe. My Nepal Evo's are size 46.5 and fit great.

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Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby Rock-a-Fella » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:11 pm

La sportive has a printable Brannock device. Here is what they say about their she / boot fitting. Good luck

http://www.sportiva.com/about/technology/sizing-boots-shoes

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Re: La Sportiva Boot Fit - Lhotse GTX

Postby WillV » Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:39 am

Thanks for the input guys. I think I will give the 47.5 a shot.

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