FEATURES of the La Sportiva Aequilibrium Top GTX Boot
Disclaimer We only ship this brand to US Addresses. Features Cushioned,Waterproof,GORE-TEX,Ultralight Footwear Height Mid Midsole Rubber Outsole Vibram Product Technology GORE-TEX,Vibram Terrain Off Trail,Mountain Ultralight Yes Upper Stretch Honey-Comb Guard Waterproof Yes Weight 23 oz Best Use Hiking,Mountaineering and Alpine Footwear Closure Velcro Toe Coverage Closed Toe
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LA SPORTIVA FIT NOTES
La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us four extra sizes per size run, which gives you a better fit! MORE SIZE = BETTER FIT!
To use our size chart to fit mountain boots, find your American size then go across to your European size, and then add one half size. When trying on boots make sure to bring the socks you would normally wear and any orthotics or custom footbeds you use. Another note: our shoes are handmade, and you can experience minor variations in sizing from pair to pair in a given size. What you’re looking for is the size that holds your toes ever so slightly away from the front of the boot while the lacing system is snug across the top of your arch. To check the length, you should be able to slip one finger behind your heel when you are standing up with the boot unlaced and your toes touching the front. The fit across the top of your arch is the single most important factor. If the lacing system here does not hold your foot in place, the boot will not be stable on your foot while you walk. If the boot is too short, your toes will get smashed walking down hill. Too long and your heel will slide up and down and give you blisters. Be patient, ask questions and make sure you’ve got the right size and the right fit and the right boot before you hit the trail.
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS TO MAKE SURE YOUR NEW BOOTS FIT PROPERLY:
•Try your boots on with the socks you intend to wear in the field.
•Try them on later in the day since feet are prone to swell slightly as a day progresses.
•Wear them only indoors until you are confident about the fit.
•Your foot should feel snug (not tight) from the arch back into the heel pocket with just a minimum lift as you walk. If your heel lifts make sure the lacing is snug and not too loose.
•Your toes should not touch the front of the boot, but when you kick the toe into the floor, you should know where the front of the boot is. You want just enough room to wiggle your toes.
•If your toes or sides of your feet feel squished, most likely the width is too narrow.
•If your toes touch the front of the boot, most likely it is too short and you need the next half size up.
•Retain all original packaging which came with the boots until you are sure that you are happy with your purchase.