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Mountaineering Boots

The best mountaineering boots, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on December 3, 2021. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (61)
La Sportiva Makalu
$229 - $305
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Scarpa Inverno
$379 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX
$394 - $525
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Salewa Rapace GTX
$196 - $299
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
La Sportiva Karakorum
$236 - $319
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Asolo AFS 8000
$316 - $600
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Salewa Raven Combi GTX
$329
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Baruntse
$625
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX
$256
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
La Sportiva Trango Cube GTX
$156 - $399
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Asolo Aconcagua GV
$230
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX Approach Shoe / Mountaineering Boot
$300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX
$394 - $579
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Wrangell GTX
$399
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX
$449 - $599
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light GTX
$294
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (3)
Lowa Weisshorn GTX
$250 - $299
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Scarpa Charmoz
$243 - $325
La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX
$412 - $550
La Sportiva G2 SM
$595 - $850
user rating: 5 of 5 (28)
Galibier Super Guide
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
Garmont Tower GTX
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Lhotse GTX
$420 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX
$419 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (23)
Scarpa Manta
$289 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
Alico New Guide
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (13)
La Sportiva Nepal Extreme
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (10)
Koflach Degre
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
Koflach Arctis Expe
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Omega
$389 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Mammut Magic Guide High GTX
$449 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Scarpa Charmoz Pro GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Galibier Super Rando
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kayland M11+
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Kayland Apex Plus GTX
$450 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Zamberlan 4039 Expert Ibex GTX RR
$440 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Verto S6k Glacier GTX
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kayland Super Rock GTX
$300 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MontBell Alpine Cruiser 2000
user rating: 4 of 5 (11)
La Sportiva Glacier
$250 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
La Sportiva Trango Alp GTX
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Scarpa Charmoz GTX
$299 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Mamook GTX
$389 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX
$300 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Salewa Condor EVO
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Asolo Makalu GV
$385 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Kayland Super Ice
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (5)
Mad Rock Alpinist
$240 MSRP
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Recent Mountaineering Boot Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Salewa Rapace GTX

High end boots that are truly next level. Worth the price premium. Had these for five years now. They are my favorite boots. Quality is top notch. Super comfortable. Very stylish design. Love the way they lace up. You can lace them tight and the heel will be locked in, without being uncomfortable.  Sizing is just right. I don't do any actually mountaineering in them but they are great for hiking.  The insole is good, but I replaced it with ones better suited to high arches. The ankle support is… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Salewa Rapace GTX

I recently retired my 2011. Mainly worn in the Sierras on multi-day hikes and locally on the Sant Cruz mountains. Lasted 10 years! Loved those boots. I am female 5ft 6, about 128 lbs and my then-boyfriend bought these. I tried them on and they fit like a glove. I am European so maybe it's the European last Salewa uses that fit my feet so well. I have never worn women's Salewas. Most manufacturers of women's shoes think we have feet like Barbie, so that's why I now only buy men's shoes. The laces… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Kayland Super Rock GTX

Excellent boots for those moments where a hiking shoe does not provide us with the necessary stiffness or insulation. Also, for those days where we will be for long days on snow or ice.   These boots are the most comfortable I have had the opportunity to use. They are excellent for times where we feel that a trekking boot will not be enough, either due to stiffness or insulation. I always try to use them in my high mountain outings until the moment where I have to start using double boots, since… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Alico New Guide

Superb quality, hard to break in, but worth it. This is beyond any boot you will encounter at REI.  They are the tin pants, Hope Diamond, and 1,200-pound anvil of boots, and are really more boot than I need.  But, in an effort to deserve them, I hiked my butt off and have enjoyed them more each trip.  Initially, not knowing how professional leather mountaineering boots were supposed to be filled up with extra thick wool socks, I wore standard backpacking socks and pulled my laces too tight at… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Alico New Guide

All leather, Norwegian-welted boot for heavy duty excursions on and off the beaten path. I have had these for about a year now and during that time have absolutely grown to love them. These are by no means lightweight. They are also extremely stiff when you first get them. Therefore, they require some patience when breaking them in. If you do any research on these boots, you'll soon find out that the only retailer in the US that appears to sell them is Sierra Trading Post (aka Sierra.com now that… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Nepal Extreme

If properly fit and broken in, you can mountain run in these babies... If you get the right gear, you can take them higher without freezing your feet off. First off, add some Green Superfeet. Second, if you want to hike to break these in, be ready for some real pain even with a proper fit... These boots are so rigid, but once broken in are perfect. Or, do the warm water bathtub trick to break them in.  I've broken in two pair of these, one by each method.  Hiking, it took about 30 miles with swaps… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Galibier Super Guide

Classic leather mountaineering boot that is still made, but hard to acquire if you live in USA. Will refine review upon arrival and some trail time. auvieuxcampeur.fr/super-guide-19.html I contacted Pelle Line, in NJ, in May 2020. They were nice BUT they wanted $845. So I declined and continued my quest. I contacted Paraboot directly—NO REPLY. I even got a contact at Paraboot, Pierre Colin, from Thierry Hoo at alaville-alamontagne.com in France that sells the SG's (but does not ship to USA). In… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mammut Magic Guide High GTX

Tried a lot of the best Italian and USA companies. These blow them away dollar for feature. Mammut hits a home run with these. Outta the box comfortable immediately...! I'm probably incredibly stoked because I got an amazing deal on these. This is one of those times when it wasn't too good to be true—deal vs product-wise. Most notably, heel locking lace system with lace locking lower eyelets. Very lightweight comparably. Semi-auto crampon compatible with top of the line Vibram soles that make… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX

My definite winter boot. Couldn't be happier! I needed some stiff boot for winter mountaineering and as per multiple friends' recommendations I was going to buy the trusted Nepal Evo. That was until I started digging a little more into the Nepal series... Enter the Cube! I admit, it was a gamble because there where very few reviews and no references from any fellow hiker. Cube's main selling point compared to the Evo is the carbon honeycomb insole that ups the price +160€ but adds extra warmth… Full review