La Sportiva Boulder X Mid GTX

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With a Gore-Tex liner and ankle protection, this mid height approach shoe is perfect for late spring and summer conditions in the Rockies, Sierras, the PNW or New England. A sticky Vibram? X-Traction Idro Grip outsole provides excellent traction and grip. The all leather upper is breathable and durable and takes a beating in scree, wide cracks and sharp moraine while protecting your ankles. The patented Mythos lacing system provides uniform tension across the foot for a great fit. A 2mm polypropylene insole protects your feet from trail obstacles and adds excellent support when humping loads. This shoe is a versatile tool that lets you kick steps, hike with a large pack, negotiate technical terrain and reach your destination. Features Stout leather uppers on the outside for durability and Gore-Tex on the inside to keep you dry Mythos to-the-toe lacing system lets you crank the shoe down in high performance situations Sticky Vibram Idro-Grip outsole for maximum climbing performance Ankle protection for those long days when you stumble out in the dark

- Bentgate.com

While it could be used as a "fashion-forward" hiking and backpacking boot, the La Sportiva Boulder-X Mid GTX reaches it's design potential when the hiking path ends. Scrambling through scree and talus, step-kicking the approach snowfield, then onto standing on edges or crawling up chimney cracks, the Boulder-X Mid is an alpine workhorse.Mythos to-the-toe lacing system lets you crank the shoe down in high performance situationsSticky Vibram Idro-Grip outsole for maximum climbing performanceWEIGHT: 17.9 oz/ 508 gStout leather uppers on the outside for durability and Gore-Tex on the inside to keep you dryA 2mm polypropylene insole protects your feet from trail obstacles and adds excellent support when humping loads.

- OMCgear