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Karakorum

Karakorum

$305.00
A versatile leather mountaineering and backpacking boot perfect for light duty mountaineering, heavy hiking and backpacking or various types of outdoor work situations where you need durable support and all-day comfort.
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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

This boot begs for abuse again and again. We used a new tapered 8mm high density Nylon® that provides a smooth flex and protection throughout the boot. This allows for new-matic crampon compatibility and long lasting consistent flex.

 

• Ideal terrain: General mountaineering and heavy backpacking

• The 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather upper is ideal for water repellency, breathability and durability

• An SBR Aircushion sole provides cushion and helps insulate from cold or hot climates

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 856
SIZES: 38 - 48 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 30.97 oz (878g)
LAST: Makalu
UPPER: 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather / Vibram® rubber rand / Cordura® cuff
LINING: Dry-Best®
INSOLE: 8mm high density nylon with anti-torsion plate
MIDSOLE: SBR Aircushion
SOLE: Vibram® Couloir

Reviews

Customer Reviews

4 Item(s)

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Review for KARAKORUM
Great boot! Just picked it up on Friday and went from -5 to -28 in an hour of travel and no change in the warmth on my feet. Looking forward to some years with these. Thanks for making great products.
Review by Jason G. - Kelowna, BC (Posted on 4/6/2015)
Review for KARAKORUM
I have worn Karakorums since the late '90's and won't wear anything else but these out in the mountains in Alaska when backpacking, rock scrambling, glacier trekking, etc. They are as rugged and tough as the Alaskan wilderness and can take a beating and keep on going. Highly recommended!
Review by Bruce - Anchorage, AK (Posted on 11/8/2013)
Review for KARAKORUM
Buy my Karakorum in 2006 and took them to my first tour in Afghanistan. Did awesome. Took them again overseas in 2010 during my second tour in Afghanistan. Again, perform like crazy. I use them during my hunt trip in rough terrain and they still alomst look like brand new. I will never buy anything else than those boots once and if, I go trough these one...
Review by Eric B. - Oromocto, NB (Posted on 2/27/2013)
Review for KARAKORUM
I am pleased with the quality of a bomb proof boot. i have worn them much of this winter for anything from cross snow fields, to rocky outcrops, with little to no weight, to a 75 lb pack to my camp a few mile from home. Over time the waterproofness of the leather seemed to deminish and a couple rounds of sno seal put that to rest. In front of the toe loops the left boot leather creases a bit onto my toes but does not at all effect the toe movement and comfort in that area.. I have them cinched all the way tight to where there is no more tightening if i wore a med weight sock. the cinch loops could be set back a bit more to take into consideration a skinny persons ankle area.. I will wear them til they die like i did my last pair tho.. very comfortable..
Review by Derek S. - Pultneyville, NY (Posted on 4/23/2012)
Features

This boot begs for abuse again and again. We used a new tapered 8mm high density Nylon® that provides a smooth flex and protection throughout the boot. This allows for new-matic crampon compatibility and long lasting consistent flex.

 

• Ideal terrain: General mountaineering and heavy backpacking

• The 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger leather upper is ideal for water repellency, breathability and durability

• An SBR Aircushion sole provides cushion and helps insulate from cold or hot climates

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 856
SIZES: 38 - 48 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 30.97 oz (878g)
LAST: Makalu
UPPER: 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather / Vibram® rubber rand / Cordura® cuff
LINING: Dry-Best®
INSOLE: 8mm high density nylon with anti-torsion plate
MIDSOLE: SBR Aircushion
SOLE: Vibram® Couloir

Reviews

Customer Reviews

4 Item(s)

per page
Review for KARAKORUM
Great boot! Just picked it up on Friday and went from -5 to -28 in an hour of travel and no change in the warmth on my feet. Looking forward to some years with these. Thanks for making great products.
Review by Jason G. - Kelowna, BC (Posted on 4/6/2015)
Review for KARAKORUM
I have worn Karakorums since the late '90's and won't wear anything else but these out in the mountains in Alaska when backpacking, rock scrambling, glacier trekking, etc. They are as rugged and tough as the Alaskan wilderness and can take a beating and keep on going. Highly recommended!
Review by Bruce - Anchorage, AK (Posted on 11/8/2013)
Review for KARAKORUM
Buy my Karakorum in 2006 and took them to my first tour in Afghanistan. Did awesome. Took them again overseas in 2010 during my second tour in Afghanistan. Again, perform like crazy. I use them during my hunt trip in rough terrain and they still alomst look like brand new. I will never buy anything else than those boots once and if, I go trough these one...
Review by Eric B. - Oromocto, NB (Posted on 2/27/2013)
Review for KARAKORUM
I am pleased with the quality of a bomb proof boot. i have worn them much of this winter for anything from cross snow fields, to rocky outcrops, with little to no weight, to a 75 lb pack to my camp a few mile from home. Over time the waterproofness of the leather seemed to deminish and a couple rounds of sno seal put that to rest. In front of the toe loops the left boot leather creases a bit onto my toes but does not at all effect the toe movement and comfort in that area.. I have them cinched all the way tight to where there is no more tightening if i wore a med weight sock. the cinch loops could be set back a bit more to take into consideration a skinny persons ankle area.. I will wear them til they die like i did my last pair tho.. very comfortable..
Review by Derek S. - Pultneyville, NY (Posted on 4/23/2012)