If you like the La Sportiva Trangos, I would strongly recommend you try out the Kayland MXT's. I went through the same process as you about a year and half-ago. I orders several boots online to try out including the Trangos. In comparison, the Kaylands have a better fit (sculpted heel cup, mo' space fer yer toes, lacing that has less pressure points and a more flexible ankle), more durable construction/feel, use eVent and are slightly stiffer than the trangos. When looked at side by side the trangos look and feel like a joke. The Kaylands weight slightly more but the difference is < 2 oz per boot in a size 11. Anyways, something to consider.