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La Sportiva Eco 4.0 Review


Hiking Boots - Men's

  • Currently 4.0/5
Overall avg rating 4.0 of 5 based on 1 review. Most recent review: December 17, 2013
Street Price:   $165
Pros:  Light, comfortable, good sole, large toe box.
Cons:  Poor to middling support, particularly when wet, not durable, large toe box.
Best Uses:  Backpacking, hiking.
User Rating:       (0.0 of 5) based on 0 reviews
Manufacturer:   La Sportiva
Review by: Atherton Phleger ⋅ Review Editor, OutdoorGearLab ⋅ December 17, 2013  
Product has been discontinued
The Eco 4.0 has been discontinued. Check out the new Best Buy winner, the Keen Targhee II Mid and our complete Hiking Boot Review.

The La Sportiva Eco 4.0 is a great value for its all-around performance and relatively long lifespan. It is a well-built boot that is worth the price. However, if you are looking for a higher performing boot, perhaps one that can handle the talus approaches and root-choked trails that, when wearing the La Sportiva Eco would make you feel like a baby deer, try a heavy hiker like the Asolo Power Matic 200.

The La Sportiva is a perfectly adequate, middle-of-the-road sort of boot. We liked it on moderately maintained trails during good weather with medium-weight loads. Because of the unusually large toe box it does not do well on talus hops or any sort of balance-oriented type of walking. That same toe box was helpful when crossing ice-crusted snow, though most of the time it was simply a pain.

To handle hot-weather activities at the other end of the spectrum, we recommend our lighter weight offerings like the Keen Targhee or the Moab Ventilator.

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Most recent review: December 17, 2013
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