Trango Guide


Trango Guide
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Trango Guide
Manufacturer La Sportiva
Page By RModelli
Page Type Sep 11, 2005 / Aug 23, 2007
Object ID 1422
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A technical high top approach shoe for guiding, aid routes, burly bushwhacks and hauling the pig.

Full coverage sticky rubber rands with a beefy (double thickness) toe cap for big wall jugging abuse
Dual-density Micropore midsole is cut narrow to bring the forefoot edging platform of the outsole directly underneath the edge of your foot real climbing shoe performance
The 2-5mm tapered lasting board gives support for long approaches and is thickest under the arch for extra support when standing in aiders
Vibram ® Spider (sticky TC4+ rubber) outsole for excellent traction and rock climbing performance
>> Technology

COLOR: Gray/Orange UPPER: 1.6mm Nubuck Leather/1.6mm Rough CONSTRUCTION: Board LAST: Trango Approach LINING: Mesh (heel only)/Cambrelle (forefoot) SOLE: Vibram ® Spider (sticky TC4+ rubber) MIDSOLE: Dual-density Micropore EVA INSOLE: 2-5 mm tapered polypropylene WEIGHT: 1 lbs. 14 oz.


The trango guides are a semi stiffness shoe. they work great if you have a long approach.
They are roomy and can take abuse.
Sportiva's really fit me well so these are great for me!



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RModelli - Sep 18, 2005 10:52 pm - Voted 5/5

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Very good stiff and sticky shoes to go on long easy routes and for some demanding scramble. All day long comfort. Not very good for flat hiking.

seth@LOKI - May 25, 2007 12:54 pm - Hasn't voted

How about 5.7 Exum on the Grand?
Now that my stock of Nike Exum/Cinder Cone is exhausted I'm in the market for a similar shoe that is light, ankle supportive for basecamp loads, runnable, and climable even to 5.9 or so. These look a little bootish. I have 5.10s that look like this and have yet to impress me for any purpose other than cleaning my gutters. Aid boots aren't the way for me I guess. Thoughts? Suggestions anyone?

rasgoat - Jul 24, 2007 10:33 pm - Voted 4/5

Got em
I wore these on the CMC route of Moran. They were very comfortable & supportive enough for backpacking and sticky/agile enough for 5.5.

My complaint is that on the downhill backpack, my big toenail split because it was pushing up against the front of the boot. It wasn't a fit problem, it was more a support issue.

Bill Kerr - Jun 10, 2008 4:27 pm - Voted 5/5

Light but good support
Better support than low cut runner style so better off trail yet light. Rubber is good for 5.5 and yet reasonable traction in the mud. Only knock is they are hard to waterproof.

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