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Makalu

Makalu

$305.00
A classic leather mountaineering boot with a full steel shank.
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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

We used a 3.0mm Idro-Perwanger leather upper for classic mountain boot performance and fit. This is a full steel shank boot that will accept an automatic crampon and kick steps in snow all day without a crampon if needed. Additionally, the protective Vibram® rubber rand adds excellent toe protection and the EZ rollerball hardware makes these boots easy to lace up.

 

• Ideal terrain: General mountaineering and heavy backpacking

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 238
SIZES: 38 - 48 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 34.57 oz (980g)
LAST: Makalu
UPPER: 3mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather / Vibram® rubber rand / removable EZ Flex tongue with Dry-Best® lining
LINING: Dry-Best®
INSOLE: 8mm MtnFlex with 1.5mm Dacromet-coated full steel shank
MIDSOLE: SBR Aircushion
SOLE: Skywalk® MPE

Reviews

Customer Reviews

5 Item(s)

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Review for MAKALU
I've had these boots for the last 5 years and they are the best hiking ,snowshoeing boot I've ever owned. Living in Colorado all my life I have always lived a very active outdoor lifestyle. These boots remind me of the LaSportive leather boots I wore when in High School. My next boot is going to be the LaSportiva Pamir.
Review by Rick H. - Denver, CO (Posted on 2/4/2016)
Review for MAKALU
The best boots I have ever put on my feet! I used these boots for the entire chukar hunting season here in Idaho. Temps from 5 degrees to 70 degrees. They were amazingly comfortable and excellent for side hilling in steep nasty country. I would recommend these boots to anyone who is covering lots of miles in steep unforgiving country. Always used off trail while carrying a heavy hunting pack. Happy Hunting.
Review by Luke S. - Eagle, ID (Posted on 12/8/2013)
Review for MAKALU
I purchased my La Sportiva Mountain boots in1990 for a month long hiking trip in the Rockies. The boots performed flawlessly. Since that trip, my boots have seen 1000s of miles of hiking and hunting, in all kinds of weather. It's been 24 years and these boots are still going strong.
Review by Ken K. - Rye, NH (Posted on 7/16/2013)
Review for MAKALU
As a forester, I have tried many other brands and models of boots. The Makalu have been more comfortable and longer lasting than other boots that are supposedly made for working in the wilderness.
Review by Dave B. - Phoenix, OR (Posted on 2/27/2013)
Review for MAKALU
Probably the best boot I've ever owned after almost 30 years as an lineman and going through several boots supposedly "built" for lineman. My feet stopped hurting, my back no longer aches. Extremely well made, rugged and good looking boot. I'm buying another pair soon to rotate them out. Thank you La Sportiva......sorry it took me so long to find you guys!!!
Review by Mike H. - Rosenberg, TX (Posted on 7/20/2012)
Features

We used a 3.0mm Idro-Perwanger leather upper for classic mountain boot performance and fit. This is a full steel shank boot that will accept an automatic crampon and kick steps in snow all day without a crampon if needed. Additionally, the protective Vibram® rubber rand adds excellent toe protection and the EZ rollerball hardware makes these boots easy to lace up.

 

• Ideal terrain: General mountaineering and heavy backpacking

Product Information

ITEM NUMBER: 238
SIZES: 38 - 48 (half sizes)
WEIGHT: 34.57 oz (980g)
LAST: Makalu
UPPER: 3mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather / Vibram® rubber rand / removable EZ Flex tongue with Dry-Best® lining
LINING: Dry-Best®
INSOLE: 8mm MtnFlex with 1.5mm Dacromet-coated full steel shank
MIDSOLE: SBR Aircushion
SOLE: Skywalk® MPE

Reviews

Customer Reviews

5 Item(s)

per page
Review for MAKALU
I've had these boots for the last 5 years and they are the best hiking ,snowshoeing boot I've ever owned. Living in Colorado all my life I have always lived a very active outdoor lifestyle. These boots remind me of the LaSportive leather boots I wore when in High School. My next boot is going to be the LaSportiva Pamir.
Review by Rick H. - Denver, CO (Posted on 2/4/2016)
Review for MAKALU
The best boots I have ever put on my feet! I used these boots for the entire chukar hunting season here in Idaho. Temps from 5 degrees to 70 degrees. They were amazingly comfortable and excellent for side hilling in steep nasty country. I would recommend these boots to anyone who is covering lots of miles in steep unforgiving country. Always used off trail while carrying a heavy hunting pack. Happy Hunting.
Review by Luke S. - Eagle, ID (Posted on 12/8/2013)
Review for MAKALU
I purchased my La Sportiva Mountain boots in1990 for a month long hiking trip in the Rockies. The boots performed flawlessly. Since that trip, my boots have seen 1000s of miles of hiking and hunting, in all kinds of weather. It's been 24 years and these boots are still going strong.
Review by Ken K. - Rye, NH (Posted on 7/16/2013)
Review for MAKALU
As a forester, I have tried many other brands and models of boots. The Makalu have been more comfortable and longer lasting than other boots that are supposedly made for working in the wilderness.
Review by Dave B. - Phoenix, OR (Posted on 2/27/2013)
Review for MAKALU
Probably the best boot I've ever owned after almost 30 years as an lineman and going through several boots supposedly "built" for lineman. My feet stopped hurting, my back no longer aches. Extremely well made, rugged and good looking boot. I'm buying another pair soon to rotate them out. Thank you La Sportiva......sorry it took me so long to find you guys!!!
Review by Mike H. - Rosenberg, TX (Posted on 7/20/2012)