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Thursday, June 30, 2011

La Sportiva Ganda Guide

I have had numerous pairs of La Sportiva approach shoes.  The Ganda Guide, is by far the most technical.  This shoe is similar to the Ganda, but in a high top version and comes with a roomier toe box for long approaches.  So far, the shoe has great support when carrying a heavy pack on fourth and easy fifth class terrain.  It features a full length lace system right down to the toes for micro adjustments in tightness.  The shoes utilize Vibram Idro-Grip for ultra stickiness with a slip lasted forefoot and board lasted heel.

            For how beefy the shoe is, it basically climbs like a rock shoe.  I have been able to lead up to 5.9 and follow 5.10 in these shoes.  They climb great and are comfortable enough for long approaches.  I suspect that these will hold up to seasons of guiding abuse and see many resoles!

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