Designed for rugged hikes or fast and light backpacking trips, the La Sportiva Women's Nucleo High GTX Backpacking Boot offers dependable support and waterproof protection to keep your longest days on the trail enjoyable. Gore-Tex Surround ensures your feet stay dry during unexpected deluges and springtime stream crossings, yet remains impressively breathable to prevent your feet from overheating during all the times in between. The durable leather upper withstands abrasion from rocks and debris, while keeping your feet protected from bumps and bruises. As you're working your way up steep sections of loose trail, or down unstable fields of scree, you'll appreciate the reliable traction that the Vibram Nano sole provides. Meanwhile, a plush midsole offers comfort and support, even after you've clocked in some serious hours on the trail. La Sportiva equipped the Nucleo with its women-specific last, which boasts a wider forefoot to heel ratio, resulting in a more precise, performance-oriented fit.