User Review: La Sportiva Glacier
Materials: Waterproof Leather Upper
Use: Backpacking and Dayhikes
Break-in Period: 1 Week
Price Paid: $225
It was time to trade in my seven-year old Merrell hiking boots and I wasn't about to take the decision lightly. I read nothing but great reviews about La Sportiva's line of hiking and mountaineering boots; the company seems to offer a different boot to fit almost any need. When my boots arrived I couldn't beleive how compact (I was expecting huge ane heavy) and well-designed they were.
My Glacier boots formed nicely to my feet within a week and now they're ready to hit the trails. I don't remember how much I paid for my Merrells but my new boots definitely offer more support and allow my feet to breathe (I can think of nothing worse than the feeling of your feet stewing inside your footwear).
I wouldn't want to wear my La Sportiva's Glacier boots in subzero conditions but they are perfect for my needs -- day hikes and the occasional weekend backcountry trip.