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La Sportiva Men's FC ECO 3.0 GTX Hiking Boot


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Brown/Rust
  • Leather and mesh
  • Rubber sole
  • Ideal Terrain: backpacking and hiking for moderate to technical terrain
  • Upper: Nubuck Leather/ 100% recycled Nylon Mesh/ Uretech; Lining: Gore-Tex®/Dri-Lex® Bristol 40% Recycled Nylon®
  • Midsole: Dual-density ECO Trailon/ 2mm LaSpEVA/ TPU shank; Sole: Vibram® River with Impact Brake System™ Eco-Step
  • Last: Trango 2
  • Weight: 18.59 oz / 527 g

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Be one with nature and don't feel bad about it! This is a boot that fits so well and flexes so easily that you will forget you're wearing boots. The Flex Control technology makes you feel like a veritable wood nymph in this lightweight breathable waterproof boot. Durable uppers and excellent cushioning blur the lines between running shoes and hiking boots in this stable rock-gripping maniac.

Impact Brake System (I.B.S.)
A proprietary technology in outsole design where the lugs of the soles are oriented in opposing slanted directions. This opposition increases braking power by an average of 20% and decreases impact forces by and average of 20%.

  • ASIN: B007KGBL3W
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 1 inches; 3.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: FC ECO 3.0 GTX-M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,783 in Shoes (See Top 100 in Shoes)
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    They have held up great and are easy to clean.
    H. S. Vickery
    Up the mountain, down the mountain, through mud, rock, scree, rain, creeks, lots of snow, and at the end of the day I had dry feet, no blisters, no sores, no issues!
    Robert L. Bihler
    I will continue to buy their products as long as they continue to make boots like this one!
    Ian Price

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    6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ian Price on February 8, 2014
    Color Name: Brown/GreySize Name: 45.5 M EU / 12 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    These La Sportiva boots accompanied me on a 3 week outward bound course in the White Mountains through New Hampshire and Maine. I carried a 50 - 60 lb. backpack on muddy trails, through rivers, up rocks, and even used these boots on a rock climbing course. Before I went on the course, I broke in the boots, and waterproofed them with "Nikwax". The boots are amazingly light, they feel like day hikers. The arch support is very good, and they hold the heel in place very firmly. I usually have a problem buying boots - I have a large, but very narrow foot, and nowadays not many boots are available in narrow. However, these sportivas are cut very narrow - narrower in fact that my Lowa renegades in a Narrow size!

    Without a pack on I weigh only about 120 lbs, and wear a size 12. At first, I was extremely unimpressed by the grip, but once I got a pack on, I was AMAZED by the grip! I also have a pair of Lowa Renegades, but they have no grip compared to the sportivas! These boots will hold your foot in place while descending, and will grip on to rocks that are dripping with water and covered in Lichen! Many of my fellow backpackers suffered from hot spots and blisters, but I never experienced a single problem with these Sportivas! Without them I doubt I would've done as well on the course.

    Now, to the very, very few problems: First, they aren't very waterproof. On the front right and left sides, there is a section of mesh that runs all along the top, and will flex when you roll onto the ball of your foot. This makes the boot very comfortable, but compromizes the waterproofness. At best they are water "resistant". The second problem is that if you intend to wear them in the snow or during cold weather, they have barely any insulation.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Michael on January 18, 2013
    Color Name: Brown/GreySize Name: 45 M EU / 11.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    A colleague that does serious hiking/climbing throughout the year on 14ers + turned me on to La Sportivas. This is my first pair, with minimal miles placed on them currently, but they fit my wider foot and high arch comfortably, required no break-in time, and are light for a hiking shoe. I have not tested the waterproofing yet, but I did treat them with Nikwax, as suggested by many, and look forward to continued testing/playing sessions.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By WayneZ on January 17, 2014
    Color Name: Brown/GreySize Name: 45 M EU / 11.5 D(M) US Verified Purchase
    Several years ago, I had seen a review from an Outdoors magazine. It rated the La Sportiva FC ECO 3.0 GTX
    as a hiking boot that you could "wear right from the shipping box, with no break-in".
    My experiences met this and I find that this is the most comfortable light hiking boot that I have worn!

    The boot has mesh belts that run across the boot at precisely the spots that my feet like to bend.
    This is the key to the design.
    An additional plus is that the boot is very lightweight.

    I have become a "La Sportiva" fan
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    Purchased the FC ECO 3.0 GTX's for an Oct 2014 Mt Kilimanjaro trek.....what can I say, I thought a lot about my sore legs, lack of sleep, wet conditions, the cold, the lack of air at 19,000', however I simply didn't think about my feet, and ya know that's kind of the whole point. Up the mountain, down the mountain, through mud, rock, scree, rain, creeks, lots of snow, and at the end of the day I had dry feet, no blisters, no sores, no issues! What more can one ask for in a light weight hiking boot?
    During the purchasing process I was really attracted to the Solomon X Ultra-Mid GTX's, but at the end of the day the fit wasn't for me, and literally I stumbled upon the La Sportivas....I have a high instep and high arch that just didn't match well with the Solomons, but this wasn't an issue with the La Sportivas.
    The only issue I had with the La Sportivas occurred on the first day of hiking when we were surprised by a heavy rain and I was unprepared wearing hiking shorts ( and only having a rain jacket and NO rain pants in my day pack). And so bare legs, lots of rain, the water runs down your legs and ipso-facto you end up with wet boots, ARGH! The good news, the boots dried out very quickly and there after I made sure to always have rain jacket + rain pants within easy reach.
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    By Lou on May 5, 2014
    Color Name: Brown/RustSize Name: 41.5 M EU Verified Purchase
    I've purchased 2 of the previous years' models, which fit somewhat smaller. These are labeled 8 1/2 +, which is a change. These boots are satisfactory, but don't fit me as nicely as the predecessors.
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