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Boulder X Mid GTX

Boulder X Mid GTX

$170.00
The ultimate lightweight and waterproof alpine boot built for durability and protection at a great price point.
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ADULT FOOTWEAR SIZING CHART

More sizes means a better fit! La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us five extra sizes per size run, which gives you a better fit!
MEN'SEUROPEANWOMEN'S
  33 2.5
  33.5 3
2.5+ 34 3.5
3 34.5 4
3.5 35 4.5
4 35.5 5
4.5 36 5.5
4.5+ 36.5 5.5+
5 37 6
5.5 37.5 6.5
6 38 7
6.5 38.5 7.5
6.5+ 39 7.5+
7 39.5 8
7.5 40 8.5
8 40.5 9
8.5 41 9.5
8.5+ 41.5 9.5+
9 42 10
9.5 42.5 10.5
10 43 11
10.5 43.5 11.5
10.5+ 44 11.5+
11 44.5 12
11.5 45 12.5
12 45.5 13
12.5 46 13.5
12.5+ 46.5 13.5+
13 47 14
13.5 47.5  
14 48  
15 49  
16 50  
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Features

With a Gore-Tex® liner and ankle protection, this mid height approach shoe is perfect for late spring and summer conditions in the Rockies, Sierras, the PNW or New England. A sticky Vibram® X-Traction™ Idro-Grip outsole provides excellent traction and grip. The all leather upper is breathable and durable and takes a beating in scree, wide cracks and sharp moraine while protecting your ankles. The patented Mythos lacing system provides uniform tension across the foot for a great fit. A 2mm polypropylene insole protects your feet from trail obstacles and adds excellent support when humping loads. This shoe is a versatile tool that lets you kick steps, hike with a large pack, negotiate technical terrain and reach your destination.

 

• Stout leather uppers on the outside for durability and Gore-Tex® on the inside to keep you dry

• Mythos to-the-toe lacing system lets you crank the shoe down in high performance situations

• Sticky Vibram® Idro-Grip outsole for maximum climbing performance

• Ankle protection for those long days when you stumble out in the dark

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 17E
SIZES: 36 - 48 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 17.90 oz (508g) 
LAST: Boulder 
CONSTRUCTION: Board lasted 
UPPER: Leather / AirMesh / Vibram® rubber rands 
LINING: Gore-Tex® 
MIDSOLE: Micropore EVA / 2mm LaSpEVA 
INSOLE: 2mm Polyproylene 
SOLE: Vibram® Idro-Grip V-Smear™ with Impact Brake System™

Reviews

Customer Reviews

6 Item(s)

per page
Good boots, but fix the laces
Really good boots, but why do the laces always break? Bought both the Boulder X Mid and the Boulder X because the fit was so good, but the laces always seem to break. I'd say that I don't even cinch them down very tight either. And the laces are such a pain to replace!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by mtnsun (Posted on 11/21/2016)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
These boots rock! I'm on my second season and have done everything from backpacking and scrambling to moderate bouldering. The boots are real edging machines. I was able to pull down a couple V2's in Yosemite Valley wearing them.
Review by The G. - Portland, OR (Posted on 2/27/2015)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
I gotta say, I really like these boots. I've had them for a couple years now. I use them for day hikes, mostly in the blue ridge mountains, though I take them with me all over the country and the world. This is the perfect do-anything, go-anywhere boot...IF one replaces the insole with Superfeet Greens. Those inserts make all the difference. Its an extra 50 bucks that will make all the difference, especially if you weigh over 200 lbs as I do. Hiking the entire appalachian trail? You need something sturdier. Hiking in mostly rock-covered trails? You need a stiffer sole. But for the weekend warrior who wants to do a 10-mile hike a couple times per month that will include muddy terrain to rock scrambles and long trudges on uneven terrain, these boots are awesome. The grip is fantastic, comfort (again, with superfeet) is superb, waterproofing is stellar. I recently did a short jaunt on a sometimes busy trail off skyline drive in the shenandoah national park. There was a bottleneck at one point. Rather than wait, I effortlessly sailed above the crowd on the ridgeline, skipping along with aplomb courtesy of my high-tech footwear. The awed "hikers" below murmured admiration, including one women who said, "he can do that because he has Real Mountain Boots." That's what these will do for you. Sure, they can be used for true "approach" boots, but for those of us who work for a living and can't do >10K ft. peaks monthly, these will help you scratch the itch with style, verve, and confidence. Disclaimer: I've tried other Sportiva boots that I sent back for a refund. These just fit so much better. And they are quite durable. After nearly two years of using these several times per month, they're barely showing wear. Thanks La Sportiva!! Please keep making this model!
Review by Christopher T. - FREDERICKSBURG, VA (Posted on 9/11/2014)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
I wanted something beefier than regular approach shoes, but lighter and sticker than mountaineering boots. These are prefect! I have backpacked with 35-40 pounds and then scrambled in comfort and with ease. I also use them at the crag to when approaching and establishing top ropes. These are excellent edging and smearing. I love these boots.
Review by Ryan - Lakewood, CO (Posted on 11/19/2013)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
These are a fantastic shoe with good protection in the ankles and just stiff enough to be able to take on dicey approaches, yet they also hike very well. These shoes edge like crazy.
Review by Mark F. - North Bethesda, MD (Posted on 5/12/2013)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
I used these boots to hike over 50 miles in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. I wanted a shoe that was a mid for ankle support, waterproof, and could handle climbing up to 5.7. These boots blew me away with how well they broke in, handled the rugged trails and climbs, and gripped the rock effortlessly while I carried a 50lb pack! I was so happy to have these on my feet every day!
Review by Jonathan B. - Greensboro, NC (Posted on 12/28/2012)
Features

With a Gore-Tex® liner and ankle protection, this mid height approach shoe is perfect for late spring and summer conditions in the Rockies, Sierras, the PNW or New England. A sticky Vibram® X-Traction™ Idro-Grip outsole provides excellent traction and grip. The all leather upper is breathable and durable and takes a beating in scree, wide cracks and sharp moraine while protecting your ankles. The patented Mythos lacing system provides uniform tension across the foot for a great fit. A 2mm polypropylene insole protects your feet from trail obstacles and adds excellent support when humping loads. This shoe is a versatile tool that lets you kick steps, hike with a large pack, negotiate technical terrain and reach your destination.

 

• Stout leather uppers on the outside for durability and Gore-Tex® on the inside to keep you dry

• Mythos to-the-toe lacing system lets you crank the shoe down in high performance situations

• Sticky Vibram® Idro-Grip outsole for maximum climbing performance

• Ankle protection for those long days when you stumble out in the dark

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 17E
SIZES: 36 - 48 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 17.90 oz (508g) 
LAST: Boulder 
CONSTRUCTION: Board lasted 
UPPER: Leather / AirMesh / Vibram® rubber rands 
LINING: Gore-Tex® 
MIDSOLE: Micropore EVA / 2mm LaSpEVA 
INSOLE: 2mm Polyproylene 
SOLE: Vibram® Idro-Grip V-Smear™ with Impact Brake System™

Reviews

Customer Reviews

6 Item(s)

per page
Good boots, but fix the laces
Really good boots, but why do the laces always break? Bought both the Boulder X Mid and the Boulder X because the fit was so good, but the laces always seem to break. I'd say that I don't even cinch them down very tight either. And the laces are such a pain to replace!
Quality
Price
Value
Review by mtnsun (Posted on 11/21/2016)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
These boots rock! I'm on my second season and have done everything from backpacking and scrambling to moderate bouldering. The boots are real edging machines. I was able to pull down a couple V2's in Yosemite Valley wearing them.
Review by The G. - Portland, OR (Posted on 2/27/2015)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
I gotta say, I really like these boots. I've had them for a couple years now. I use them for day hikes, mostly in the blue ridge mountains, though I take them with me all over the country and the world. This is the perfect do-anything, go-anywhere boot...IF one replaces the insole with Superfeet Greens. Those inserts make all the difference. Its an extra 50 bucks that will make all the difference, especially if you weigh over 200 lbs as I do. Hiking the entire appalachian trail? You need something sturdier. Hiking in mostly rock-covered trails? You need a stiffer sole. But for the weekend warrior who wants to do a 10-mile hike a couple times per month that will include muddy terrain to rock scrambles and long trudges on uneven terrain, these boots are awesome. The grip is fantastic, comfort (again, with superfeet) is superb, waterproofing is stellar. I recently did a short jaunt on a sometimes busy trail off skyline drive in the shenandoah national park. There was a bottleneck at one point. Rather than wait, I effortlessly sailed above the crowd on the ridgeline, skipping along with aplomb courtesy of my high-tech footwear. The awed "hikers" below murmured admiration, including one women who said, "he can do that because he has Real Mountain Boots." That's what these will do for you. Sure, they can be used for true "approach" boots, but for those of us who work for a living and can't do >10K ft. peaks monthly, these will help you scratch the itch with style, verve, and confidence. Disclaimer: I've tried other Sportiva boots that I sent back for a refund. These just fit so much better. And they are quite durable. After nearly two years of using these several times per month, they're barely showing wear. Thanks La Sportiva!! Please keep making this model!
Review by Christopher T. - FREDERICKSBURG, VA (Posted on 9/11/2014)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
I wanted something beefier than regular approach shoes, but lighter and sticker than mountaineering boots. These are prefect! I have backpacked with 35-40 pounds and then scrambled in comfort and with ease. I also use them at the crag to when approaching and establishing top ropes. These are excellent edging and smearing. I love these boots.
Review by Ryan - Lakewood, CO (Posted on 11/19/2013)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
These are a fantastic shoe with good protection in the ankles and just stiff enough to be able to take on dicey approaches, yet they also hike very well. These shoes edge like crazy.
Review by Mark F. - North Bethesda, MD (Posted on 5/12/2013)
Review for BOULDER X MID GTX
I used these boots to hike over 50 miles in the Wind River Range of Wyoming. I wanted a shoe that was a mid for ankle support, waterproof, and could handle climbing up to 5.7. These boots blew me away with how well they broke in, handled the rugged trails and climbs, and gripped the rock effortlessly while I carried a 50lb pack! I was so happy to have these on my feet every day!
Review by Jonathan B. - Greensboro, NC (Posted on 12/28/2012)