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Glacier EVO

 
Glacier EVO

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Glacier EVO

Manufacturer: La Sportiva

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Page By: tootufftony1975

Created/Edited: Jan 20, 2008 / Jan 20, 2008

Object ID: 4635

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Product Description

La Sportiva® presents the evolution of the Glacier, a stable boot built for the rigors of mountaineering and backpacking on icy, rugged terrain.

Features

 
 
 
 
Uppers feature 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger silicone-impregnated roughout leather, which is waterproof, breathable and extremely abrasion resistant

Padded snow collars with RSS (Reactive Spoiler System) allow maximum ankle flexibility while providing stable balance recovery on steep slopes

One-piece upper design and scree tongues keep out debris and snow; Dri-Lex® nylon linings wick moisture to help keep feet comfortable

Two piece tongues feature removable EZ Flex padded tongue, offering highly adjustable volume control for a personalized fit

Removable footbeds have wicking topsheets for enhanced moisture control
Durable XSV rubber toe rands protect feet and uppers from bumps and abrasion

Polyurethane Aircushion midsoles absorb shock and provide ample cushioning for long approaches

Rigid 8mm Mtnflex nylon insoles with half steel shanks provide support underfoot for handling uneven terrain and heavy loads
 
 

Vibram® Ice-New rubber outsoles supply superb traction and braking on rough terrain; crampon compatibility welts fit most hybrid crampons

Specs

Specification Description

Style----------------------Mountaineering
Cut------------------------High
Waterproof-----------------No
Upper----------------------Split-grain leather
Lining---------------------Nylon
Midsole--------------------Polyurethane
Support--------------------Nylon/half-length steel shank
Outsole--------------------Vibram rubber
Crampon Compatible---------Hybrid/strap-on
Average weight-------------4 lbs. 2 oz.
Average weight - metric----1.87 kilograms

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Reviews

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tootufftony1975My first mountaineering boots

Hasn't voted

I am just getting into mountaineering. So there will probably be more technical reviews out there, but I have been hiking with these out in the snow and ice. They are listed as not waterproof, but I have put two coats of Sno-Seal on them and have not felt an ounce of water. They are not insulated, but I have been using Columbia Expedition socks, 75% Merino Wool 24% Lycra and 1% Spandex, and I have not felt the cold at all. I have been hiking in quite a bit of snow for the last few days and these have a great bite when kicking into the fresh snow to get to better footing. I really like the two-piece tongue. I have pretty thick feet and adjusting this really helped me fit them really good. If anyone out there has more info, having used them for serious mountaineering, please put up a review. I would love to know if I chose a good boot to get started with.
Posted Jan 20, 2008 6:05 am

SJGreat boots, tough break in

Voted 4/5

Just got these about a month ago and have put about 40 miles on them so far. They are just starting to get broken in which was a somewhat painful process, but they feel great now. Excellent support and traction on a variety of surfaces. I wear a size 13 street shoe and ordered these boots in a 47 euro size.

Update - ended up returning these for a 47.5 because they were ruining my toes on the descent.
Posted May 17, 2009 10:59 pm

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