Mountaineering Boots

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Recent Mountaineering Boot Reviews

La Sportiva Men's Nepal Extreme

rated 5 of 5 stars The standard by which other mountaineering boots are measured. I was surprised by the one-star review for this product, until I read the full review. As a person who has been mountaineering for over 37 years, I felt the need to comment. I have to swallow hard these days when entering an outdoor store. Shops that were once the domain of self-reliant enthusiasts have been replaced by a "new" breed of outdoor consumer. They increasingly shop by online reviews, like this one, or by taking the… Full review

La Sportiva Men's Trango Cube GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Much more than your average boot, the Trango Cube GTX Highlander boots are great on more technical trails and rock scrambles, and perform ideally when the weather turns less than ideal. Highlander Model Note: The Trango Cube GTX Highlanders I tested are the same as the Trango Cube GTX mountaineering boots, but in a camo pattern aimed at hunters. I tested them primarily with that use in mind. Conditions: Trekking along the ridges and valleys of the Allegheny and Appalachian mountains, these boots… Full review

Koflach plastic boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars My old Koflachs have just fallen apart today. Despite looking perfect at the start of the walk. I guess that there are changes happening in the plastic that are imperceptible. All walkers and climbers should be aware of the risk of this in old plastic boots and I suspect that a responsible manufacturer - there is no such a thing - would warn purchasers of this. Take care out there, I may be gone for some time. Full review

La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These boots are bomber. They are definitely too stiff for approach hiking, however they shine bright when put into glacier travel and ice climbing. If you can afford them get them, otherwise look for some used ones. Fit: They run an accurate size. Comfort: Once broken in they are great! Support: Full shank... enough said Water Resistance: Gore-tex so good Traction: Surprisingly great Temp Control: Very good, however heavy thermal socks recommended for any temps below -5°C. Ease of Use: Pretty… Full review

Alico New Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars Traditional leather mountaineering boot. Alico New Guide Men's Mountaineering Boot Size 8.5 over 2 pounds each Vibram soles, notice the rare green dot, explain please Traction- SBR compound - "Consisting of a compound specially designed for mountaineering footwear which ensures a good grip on different grounds." "The green dot signifies a dual hardness compound which means the sole would be more durable and harder and may not grip as well as a single hardness sole. The red dot signifies fire compound. Full review

Alico New Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots are the backpacking boots on the market. Structural superiority and comfort. Old style Italian craftsmanship. A great boot for backpacking and mountaineering. These Alico New Guide Mountaineering boots are a sensational pair of backpacking boots. I have had them since July 2016. During that time I have hiked the complete JMT and did not have one problem. I did a 50-mile, break-in period and never had a hot spot or blister. On the John Muir Trail they performed outstanding. Great stability… Full review

AKU Men's Zenith Leather

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This model is discontinued, I can't find them anywhere. Very comfortable. I bought mine for $90 on Sierra Trading Post. I have crossed streams etc. After reading the negative reviews here, and had no waterproof issues. I never put anything on them either. Maybe Aku's manufacturing is inconsistent. I love the leather interior lining, because it doesn't pick up burrs or other organic splintery things like fabrics do. The regular price is a bit much. They are rather lightweight, comfortable. I wear… Full review

Galibier Super Guide

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Last a lifetime. They are perfection for what they are designed for — mountaineering. But they also work as a rugged all purpose boot. I bought mine in the early '70s for hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, general wear, on the job. Put them away in the '90s in favor of lighter "modern" boots, which I've been very disappointed in. Just dug them out of the "archives" and they are like I never left them. Full review

Salewa Men's Raven 2 GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Very well made, very high quality. May not be the perfect match for every foot and ankle. The Lamborghini of boots. Very rigid shank even though it's not steel, provides enough flex in the  front of the foot for comfortable movement. Top quality materials. I purchased these a few days ago after having done thorough research and trying on multiple other comparable boots. I have begun to notice, after three days of wearing, some slow to arise comfort issues, primarily with the footbed design that's… Full review

Top-Rated Mountaineering Boots

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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Baruntse
$30 - $625
Scarpa Rebel Pro GTX
$50 - $500
Mammut Magic GTX
$55 - $179
Scarpa Fuego
$60 - $350
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Vasque Ice 9000
$72
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Koflach Degre
$100 - $399
Salomon X Alp Pro GTX Boot
$140
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Salewa Rapace GTX
$150 - $299
Salomon X Alp Mountain GTX
$154 - $279
Hanwag Badile Combi Lady GTX
$156
 
Hanwag Badile Combi GTX
$158
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Charmoz Pro GTX
$164 - $328
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX
$180 - $320
Asolo AFS Evoluzione
$180 - $384
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX
$187 - $390
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX
$192 - $255
Mad Rock Mountain
$200 MSRP
user rating: 1 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Phantom 8000
$200 - $1,100
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
Alico New Guide
$200
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Aconcagua GV
$200
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Mammut Monolith GTX
$210
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Salewa Raven Combi GTX
$214 - $339
Mammut Eisfeld High GTX
$225
Lowa Triolet GTX Mid
discontinued
Mammut Magic Advanced High GTX
$230
La Sportiva Trango Alp EVO GTX
$230 - $375
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Mad Rock Alpinist
$240 MSRP
The North Face Verto S4k GTX
$245 - $420
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
La Sportiva Glacier
$250 MSRP
Mammut Eiswand GTX
$270
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salewa Raven 2 GTX
$271 - $339
Salewa Crow GTX
$279
Asolo Ascender GV Boot
$280
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX
$280 - $480
La Sportiva Glacier WLF
$280
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Scarpa Manta
$289 MSRP
Scarpa Charmoz
$295
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Charmoz GTX
$299 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Garmont Tower GTX
$330
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (61)
La Sportiva Makalu
$305
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
La Sportiva Karakorum
$305
Asolo Ganesh GV Boot
$310
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Scarpa Inverno
$330
Asolo Elbrus GV
$320 - $375
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Koflach Arctis Expe
$323 - $449
Scarpa Triolet Pro GTX
$350 - $379
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
$330 - $575
user rating: 4 of 5 (6)
Lowa Civetta
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Wrangell GTX
$341 - $379
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