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Super Alpinista

Super Alpinista

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Super Alpinista

Manufacturer: Vasque

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Created/Edited: Nov 18, 2005 / Jan 23, 2007

Object ID: 1496

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Vasque has raised the standard for mountaineering boots with it's new SUPER ALPINISTA by significantly lowering the weight and bulk of this new boot and adding key performance features.

Weighing in at 4 lbs 7 oz (size 8) this boot will feel more like a lightweight trekking boot than a traditional mountain boot while delivering a close, conforming fit for efficient trail and glacier hiking and precision ice climbing.

Lighter weight and less bulk means less fatigue, more climbing power and increased range. Exo-Therm composite construction with Pebax molded lacing "fingers", full length carbon fiber insole, stretch Cordura tongue and the first ever STEALTH RUBBER Skywalk Fitzroy lug sole makes an incredible package.

Stick to the rock, snap on your crampons and then jet towards the summit. This model runs true - order your running shoe / hiking boot size.

  • Exo-Therm™ 4-layer synthetic uppers are warm, flexible and lightweight

  • Carbon fiber insole

  • EVA midsole offers lightweight impact absorption

  • Outsole: Skywalk Fitzroy with Stealth MT Rubber

  • DriLex® lining, Tri-Wick insulated footbed

  • Crampon compatible

  • Metal hooks and eyes, protective rubber toe and heel rand

  • Gusseted padded tongue

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    James_WUntitled Review

    Voted 4/5

    This boot has excelent construction you can tell by giving the product a once over. The boot is very rigid but offers some flex at the ankle. This is a large boot with a very small footprint it may be hard for some to adjust to this format. So far I have found this boot to be at home in snow more than anything else, it works well as a hiking boot for most distances. This boot is best used in Winter conditions and snow/ice travel. My only complaint would be the products weight and lacing system.
    Posted Dec 28, 2005 1:18 pm

    el guanoUntitled Review

    Voted 4/5

    I got these boots on sale for 174 USD, what a bargain. After a few scrambles and a 7 mile hike I am relatively impressed. my feet stayed warm and dry in 20-30 degree temps. upper flexibility make these a good hiker. with a vapor barrier sock layer they should stay dry inside, although they didnt seem to clammy with just a pair of smartwool mid weights, they were still slightly damp after two days inside drying out. They climb like a bat out of hell on rock and snow with the skywalk stealth rubber sole. I dont quite understand the adjustable tongue-upper insulation, but I adjusted the tongue pad a little to the outside of my boot and found it eliminated a spot where the metal eyelet was causing a pressure point on my toe joint. I cant wait to step into a pair of crampons and climb some icefalls. they seem to be of bombproof construction and fit better with every use it seems. The weight of the boot is a sign of reliability, but after mile six I could really feel the extra ounces catching up with me. These are my first pair of mountain/ice boots.
    Posted Jan 22, 2006 5:54 pm

    SteamboatClimberNice Boot

    Voted 4/5

    I have used this boot for general mountaineering, ice climbing, and as a ski boot along with my silvretta 404 AT bindings (not stiff enough for a full on decent, but works great for light touring). It works for all of these things. There is a better boot for each activity, but for a do all boot this one works great. The construction has held up well, but I only have a year or so of use on them.
    Posted Jan 26, 2007 5:40 am

    SheetsDecent boot

    Hasn't voted

    I've used these for ice climbing and winter mountaineering in the Cascades, Sierra, and Mexican volcanoes. They have performed admirably and always keep my feet warm. However, the real downside to the Super Alpinista is their weight. At 9 lbs they are heavier than some double plastic boots I've played with.
    Posted Feb 13, 2007 2:51 am

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