La Sportiva Halite GTX

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   1
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



A very good durable boot that can take you far. Providing…

Rating: rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $90-$120


A very good durable boot that can take you far. Providing you get the best pair that is available.


  • Heavy duty long lasting tread life
  • Very good durability
  • An excellent snow tread boot


  • Sides will split, unknown why this happens

I am on pair number four, half of which have split their sides six months into their use. A hard charging boot with long lasting durability, providing you get the "good" pair.

Two, of the four pairs, I have had decided to split on the sides and come apart. I have no idea why. Both other pairs were remarkably built like a tank, and survived anything I handed them until I wore the tread off of the bottom of them.

Have no fear though, I was able to return both of the pairs that split, and have them replaced due to great customer service through La Sportiva.


Received a pair from STP, and unfortunately had to…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $76

Received a pair from STP, and unfortunately had to exchange them for a bigger size. Plan on ordering one full size bigger in these. I love these, they provide a lot fo comfort, and their shock system works great. With the shank that's in them you seldom feel rocks when you step on them.

I returned a pair at 6mos due to the side seam splitting, and received another brand new pair free. La Sportiva website does have a one year guarantee per them. Onto pair number two.


If you are looking for a lightweight boot that can…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: Gore Tex
Use: Moderate Trails and Pack Weight.
Price Paid: $140

If you are looking for a lightweight boot that can comfortably carry your body plus 40 pounds on a weekend without hurting your feet, then this is your boot.

I've used this boot on two occasions three days each, walking about 15mi/day. The boot held its own the Impact Brakes system had noticeable grip in moist earth and hard pack alike.

The fit on the boot is supposed to be narrow however I wear a 12eeee New Balance shoe most of the time and the 45.5 boot fits me fairly well after initial break in. Which seems to be the consensuses when people try this boot on if other boots don't fit this one will. 

Would I recommend this for a person that is going to be taking the boot leather express from Georgia to Maine, no. For everyone else that wants a lightweight boot to enjoy the outdoors whether it is hiking, or backpacking, Yes.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The Halite GTX Men's Hiking Boots use La Sportiva's I.B.S. soles to provide increased comfort and great traction whether you walk up or down hill. Specially designed tread patterns and dual-density materials reduce impact forces by 20% to decrease foot fatigue and keep the smile on your face from one camp to the next. The Halite GTX Hiking Boots also include Gore-Tex inserts to keep your feet completely dry if you need to hike in wet conditions. La Sportiva also added integrated mesh material in the uppers to help your feet breathe in warmer weather.

- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version

This boot is perfect for challenging technical terrain where you need support without the weight. Winner of the 2007 Backpacker Magazine light-weight big load support. This hiking boot is up for the challenge of supporting you on technical terrain without the added weight. The La Sportiva Halite GTX Hiking Boots is a lightweight hiking boot that provides outstanding support and excellent mobility with the ankle hinge helping with mobility.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

CLOSEOUTS . Optimized for day hikes or overnights, La Sportiva?s Halite hiking boots have a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane that protects feet from the elements. Reactive Flex System 3D ankle allows for multi-directional movement without compromising support, and the Impact Brake System outsole reduces 20% of impact force on feet, legs and back. Water-repellent suede upper with abrasion-resistant reinforcements Padded gusseted tongue Vibram(R) outsole Height: 6? Weight: 2 lb. 10 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . Vietnam. Size Euro (US): 381_2 (61_2) 39 (61_2-7) 391_2 (7) 40 (71_2) 401_2 (8) 41 (8-81_2) 411_2 (81_2) 42 (9) 421_2 (91_2) 43 (10) 431_2 (10-101_2) 44 (101_2) 441_2 (11) 45 (111_2) 451_2 (12) 46 (12-121_2) 461_2 (121_2) 47 (13) 471_2 (131_2) Runs small, order 1_2 size larger. Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide Available Colors: ANTHRACITE, BROWN/GREY. Sizes: 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40.5, 41, 41.5, 42, 42.5, 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45, 45.5, 46, 46.5, 47, 47.5.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

Free Shipping. La Sportiva Men's Halite GTX Boot (Fall 2010) FEATURES of the Men's Halite GTX Boot by La Sportiva RFS 3D Flex (Reactive Flex System) ankle provides optimal multi-directional upper hinge Gore-Tex lining for breathability and waterproof protection Impact Brake System outsole for increased traction and cushioning Weight: 21.23 oz / 602 g Upper: Roughout Leather / Spylon Mesh / UreTech abrasion-resistant reinforcements Constructions: Board Lasted Last: Trango 2 Lining: Gore-Tex Insole: 2mm Polypropylene Midsole: Trailon with half Polypropylene shank Sole: Vibram Hiking with Impact Brake System This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Description of La Sportiva Halite GTX Hiking BootsThis is the type of boot that defies expectations. The lightweight materials give the boot a featherweight feel while still providing exceptional protection on the trail. The RFS 3D Flex ankle hinge allows excellent mobility and the TPU upper reinforcement provides astonishing support for such a light weight. The Halite GTX was the winner of the 2007 Backpacker Magazine light-weight big load support category. This boot is perfect for challenging technical terrain where you need support without the weight. A lightweight waterproof fabricleather hiking boot built for day hikes or short overnight trips FeaturesWEIGHT 21.23 oz 602 gLAST Trango 2CONSTRUCTION Board LastedUPPER Roughout Leather Spylon MeshUreTech abrasion-resistant reinforcementsLINING Gore-TexINSOLE 2mm PolypropyleneMIDSOLE Trailon with half Polypropylene shankSOLE Vibram Hiking w Impact Brake System

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

La Sportiva Halite GTX


The Halite GTX has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$79.95 - $160.00

The La Sportiva Halite GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 19, 2013 at

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