Mountaineering Boots

Travelling in the mountains used to require heavy, clunky boots far bigger than the wearer's feet so as to accommodate multiple layers of thick socks, as well as substantial amounts of natural (and non-water-resistant) insulation to avoid frostbite. Mountaineering boots have since come a long way, with lighter and more durable materials, water-resistant synthetic insulation, and waterproof materials that keep feet warm and dry even after days spent submerged in snow. We try to include the best examples of these in our shop, and our best sellers include the four-season Scarpa Phantom 6000 built for harsh winter ascents and prolonged ice climbing, the three-season La Sportiva Trango Alp Evo GTX with GORE-TEX Performance Comfort for a balance of warmth and breathability in warmer conditions, and the Arc'teryx Carbon Lite Boot, the first hybrid ski-mountaineer boot to feature 360-degree flexibility in the ankle.

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