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Salewa Vertical Pro GTX

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Climb waterfall ice or cross Mt. Rainier glaciers with the insulated and waterproof Salewa Vertical Pro GTX Mountaineering Boots. The soles adjust from fully rigid to flexible depending on your use. 3mm Perwanger leather uppers are paired with polyamide fabric panels to offer highly abrasion-resistant performance with good flexibility; full rubber rands for protection. Breathable GORE-TEX(R) membranes allow vapor to leave boots yet stop water from reaching feet; nylon inner linings wick moisture away from feet. GORE-TEX Duratherm synthetic insulation is bonded to the membrane, offering lightweight warmth and breathability without bulk. Salewa 3F System Evo fit supports your ankles without decreasing motion and foward movement. Flex System allows you to stiffen the soles while on the go; choose from either climb mode or walk mode. Boots can be adjusted to become 100% rigid for climbing or semi-flexible for more comfortable walking on the approach. Nylon/fiberglass shanks provide support and torsional rigidity for comfort over the long haul, and stiffness when ice climbing. Cinch the integrated ankle gaiters snug with the drawstrings and cordlocks to keep snow and trail debris out of the boots. Salewa Vertical Pro GTX Mountaineering Boots boast durable Vibram rubber outsoles for great all-around performance.

- REI

The lightest offering in Salewa's Pro Mountaineering Series, the Vertical Pro GTX Men's Mountaineering Boot is a tough, warm, and highly technical boot that's all about tackling winter alpine routes and crushing hard ice and mixed climbing. Its standout feature' Salewa's Flex System, which uses a key (or a coin) to adjust the flex of the nylon and fiberglass insole, taking it from completely rigid to semi-flexible with a few quick twists, so you can cruise vertical ice and transition comfortably to glacier or ridge travel in a just a few seconds. Combined with the 3F system, which provides maximum lateral support, heel hold, and unparalleled ankle movement, the Vertical Pro truly provides one-of-a-kind functionality for serious alpinists. Don't get fooled into thinking the Vertical Pro is some sort of novelty item, either--it's tougher than a box of nails, with a Perwanger suede and Superfabric upper that'll stand up to crampons, ice tools, and rocks, and a full rubber rand for added durability. It's lined with a Gore-Tex Duratherm XL waterproof and breathable membrane that features lightweight insulation, but just in case you're prone to cold feet, Salewa added the extra warmth and waterproofing of a super-thin reflective aluminum layer. But wait, there's more! We haven't even mentioned the easy-tightening 3D lace system that allows you to independently adjust the Vertical Pro in three different zones, ensuring the snuggest, most comfortable fit whether you're front-pointing, flat-footing, or passed out on the ground from exhaustion (this would also be a good place to point out that the Vertical Pro is fully compatible with strap-on crampons.) And, if you're not wearing crampons, the Vibram Salewa Pro outsole has ultra-aggressive lugs for grip on mud and snow, and a climbing toe profile that's specifically designed to boost edging power and grip.

- Backcountry.com

Depend on Salewa's Vertical Pro GTX boot to protect & perform at the highest level of the sport, balancing lightweight attributes with superior insulation. SuperFabric exterior and a full, 360-degree rand stand up to alpine abuse. Flex System lets you convert the Vibram Salewa Outsole into a fully-rigid boot for steep approaches and vertical ice. Salewa 3F design focuses on ankle flex, incredible lateral footbed stability, and the perfect fit.

- Mountain Gear