The La Sportiva Nepal Cube is an incredible technical mountaineering boot which looks to have raised the bar in terms of weight and warmth in a single leather boot. The Nepal Cube shares a very similar upper to the highly successful Nepal Evo, however the Cube benefits from a state-of-the-art carbon honeycomb midsole, which is warmer, lower profile, and lighter (by about 200g per pair), than the Evo.
La Sportiva say:
"Nepal Cube, as the name suggests, is a new starting point for defining technical mountaineering boots thanks to the exceptional lightweight and thermal properties (a mere 825g per half pair).
These features are achieved from the reduced weight of the sole/midsole using a Carbon Tech honeycomb, a thermal footbed and lightweight mini steel parts. The Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort lining contributes to the overall comfort of the boot, guaranteeing breathability and water resistance. EZ OUT technology for the tongue allows more precise regulation of the fit and encourages the elimination of sweat via a mesh fabric which draws humidity to the surface. The 3D Flex System provides comfort during walking and support for the ankle on steep terrain. The Vibram sole with Impact Brake System absorbs negative ground impact, while the graded lugs promote traction and keep feet in check on downhill terrain. Nepal Cube: the origin of a new species."
Please note the Nepal Cube has a lower volume fit compared to the Nepal Evo.
For more information on choosing the right mountain boots and fitting the correct crampons click here: Mountain Boots and Crampons
|Weight||1780g (pair, size 42)|
|Upper||3+ mm Hydro Perwanger Leather. Waterproof.|
|Lining||Insulated Comfort Gore-Tex.|
|Midsole||2mm Polyurethane graded for crampon attachment. Carbon-tech honeycomb insole.|
|Outsole||Re soleable Vibram with Impact Brake System, fully crampon compatible.|
|Single or Double Layer Boot||Single|
|Approximate Use||Scottish Winter / Summer Alpine (B3)|
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