La Sportiva Karakorum Evo GTX Boots, Anthracite/Red

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Size: 42

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The La Sportiva Karakorum Evo GTX is a boot designed for above the bush-line tramping, hunting and mountaineering. They are also compatible for use with fully automatic crampons.

The Karakorum Evo GTX is a sturdy and hardwearing boot. The uppers are made from Idro-Perwanger leather with a high cut fabric cuff and incorporate the 3D flex system hinge which allows the ankle to make the most of its natural movement without losing stability. The Vibram sole with Impact Brake System reduces negative impact on terrain and helps keep foot slippage in check. The boot may be used with fully automatic crampons.

Enhanced foot control on difficult terrain
Larger sole surface allows you to stay in contact with the ground for enhanced stability
Even better fit
More secure heel
Impact Brake System: absorbs negative ground impact, helps traction and improves grip downhill.
Gore-Tex: Combines waterproofness with breathability for cold weather conditions. Water and snow stay on the outside while perspiration escapes from the inside.
Vibram Sole: Ensures the optimal balance between performance and durability.

Upper: 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather plus high cut fabric cuff

Lining: Gore-Tex Performance Comfort

Insole: 9mm Ibi-Thermo insulation

Midsole: 6mm Polyurethane with crampon notches at the heel and toe

Weight: 1960 g (per pair)

Sole: Vibram IBS

3D Flex system: Innovative multidirectional hinge on the upper allows the ankle to make the most of its natural characteristics without losing stability.

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  • A $10 surcharge applies to Chatham Islands and Waiheke Island addresses
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items to Chatham Islands
  • $24.99 shipping on all Australian orders
  • Shipping charges to other international destinations range between $37.99 and $45
  • We cannot ship oversized or heavy items internationally

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We aim to process and dispatch your order as fast as possible. While in most cases this will happen within 24-72 hours, it can take up to 5 business days, depending on what is ordered.

After dispatch, delivery is normally overnight within the South Island and 1-2 business days within the North Island. Rural addresses could take up to an additional 2 business days.

At this time, we do not offer urgent delivery as a standard freight option, however if you require your order urgently, please contact us before ordering to ensure that we can meet your delivery timeframe.

We aim to deliver your order within the following timeframes:

New Zealand
  • North Island: 3-7 business days
  • North Island rural or PO Box/Private Bag: 3-7 business days
  • Waiheke Island: 4-8 business days
  • South Island: 2-6 business days
  • South Island rural or PO Box/Private Bag: 2-6 business days
  • Chatham Islands: 7-10 business days
  • Oversized or heavy items: 5-7 business days to all NZ addresses (excluding Chatham islands)

Australia: 7–10 business days (metropolitan areas only).

Canada: 10 business days

Hong Kong: 10 business days

UK/Ireland: 10 business days

USA: 10 business days

From time-to-time, there can be delays beyond our control. We will do everything within our power to ensure that your goods arrive within a reasonable timeframe. If you have any queries or issues relating to your order, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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    Reviewed by LS M., from New Zealand
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    A Gear to Challenge the Karakoram

    At the upper tier of Gore-Tex technology. the Karakorum Evo is extremely sturdy, not unusually heavy, and with perfect protection. The process of breaking it in does not take long to complete, and once completed, the boot is a fortress of reliance on any terrain. Naturally it is perfectly compatible with any crampon, but especially the automatic class: once properly attached, I cannot foresee any scenario an automatic crampon would be detached from the boot. Ankle protection is perfect, and the solidity of the boot renders it perfect for mixed and ice climbing. It was first tested for a winter ascent to Mueller Hutt, and performed rather incredibly.

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