Glacier EVO


Glacier EVO
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Glacier EVO
Manufacturer La Sportiva
Page By tootufftony1975
Page Type 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.


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


Specification Description

Upper----------------------Split-grain leather
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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tootufftony1975 - Jan 20, 2008 6:05 am - Hasn't voted

My first mountaineering boots
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.

SJ - May 17, 2009 10:59 pm - Voted 4/5

Great boots, tough break in
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.

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