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Top 10 Best Mountaineering Boots 2018 – Latest Bestsellers Only

The ideal pair of mountaineering boots is a multi- faceted superstar. Not only will it offer support for all the weight that has to be carried while navigating a mountain, but also have a good grip over the slippery rocks and snow, keep the feet warm and dry and allow for attachment of crampons and skis. Choose from the Top 10 Best Mountaineering Boots available right here!

These boots today are far lighter than ever before with absolutely no decrease in functionality. Great for Alpine trekking and climbing and mountaineering, mountaineering boots have leather uppers that are very durable and water repellent, urging you to conquer the next level with confidence and enthusiasm!

If you love to be out there in the great wide open, you will love the Top 10 in American Outdoors and American Outdoor Sports. Make your choice and head out already!

1. Salewa Men's Rapace GTX

  • Leather
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately ankle-high from arch
  • GORE-TEX PERFORMANCE COMFORT LINING: Breathable Gore-Tex liner allows your feet to stay comfortable in changing weather conditions.
  • VIBRAM WRAPTHREAD COMBI SOLE: A lightweight Vibram sole and the dual-density Bilight Technology midsole offer increased comfort during travel in mixed and technical terrain.
  • 360° FULL RUBBER RAND: Durable 360° full rubber rand, and stiff crampon compatible midsole.

2. Scarpa Men's Zodiac

  • 100% Suede
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 6" from arch
  • Gore-Tex membrane provides breathable, waterproof protection
  • Sock-Fit construction reduces bulk and enhances fit
  • Extended rubber rand for performance and protection

3. Scarpa Fuego

  • 100% Leather
  • Imported
  • Vibram sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.5 inches"
  • Boot opening measures approximately 15" around
  • Classically styled mountain boot.
  • Double tongue for an excellent fit.

4. Salewa Men's Crow

  • Suede
  • Imported
  • Synthetic sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 5.5" from arch
  • GORE-TEX PERFORMANCE COMFORT LINING: Breathable Gore-Tex liner allows your feet to stay comfortable in changing weather conditions.
  • VIBRAM MULAZ SOLE: A stiff midsole and crampon compatible construction offer optimal traction and surefootedness on mixed terrain.
  • LEATHER UPPER & FULL RUBBER RAND: 1.6mm suede leather with abrasion resistant fabric upper. 360° full rubber rand.

5. XPETI Men’s Thermator

  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 8'' from arch
  • Waterproof mesh upper and Hydroshield Membrane waterproof
  • Rubber Toe cap protection and Rubber outsole for optimal trail grip while hiking. You will find it that a very aggressive sole to grab the rocks and give good traction
  • Molded TPU ankle support and Moisture-wicking mesh lining. Integrated inserted EVA midsole, Light weight and Sturdy enough even when carrying weight
  • It may be a bit smaller than normal size, recommend ordering a half-size up or full size up from your normal size
  • FUNCTIONALITY AND FASHION - These Boots feature special technology to protect your feet, molding rubber toe cap and molding TPU at heel for perfect protection, cushioned EVA midsole makes the boots durable, stable, lightweight and comfort, ideal for your trips in the Snow or Hiking in Cold Weather Climates

6. La Sportiva Men's Glacier

  • Leather
  • HEAT RESISTANT rubber up to 300c, glue to 70c and 8-inch boot height meet US federal standards for wildland firefighters, post-fire clean-up but not front-line firefighting.
  • DURABLE mountaineering style work boot that is tough enough for wildland, forestry, backpacking and trail building work; Roughout leather upper block out moisture on the jobsite and in the backcountry
  • LIGHTWEIGHT materials maintain breathability and keeps boot weight low without sacrificing the dependability fire fighters, Forest Service professionals, winter backpackers and thru hikers demand
  • HALF STEEL SHANK protects your feet from sharp objects; MtnFlex sole give just the right amount of comfort you won’t see in a heavy-duty boot
  • VIBRAM ICE SOLE give you traction across mud, rocky terrain, sand and other conditions found while back packing or working in land management, wild land firefighting, forestry, BLM and hotshot crews

7. Asolo Fugitive GTX Men's

  • Cordura,Suede
  • Made in USA or Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • The meaning of "V", "GV" and "GTX" in the Asolo style names: V stands for a Vibram outsole, GV stands for Gore-Tex lining with a Vibram outsole, and GTX is for a GORE-TEX® lining.
  • Ideal choice for light hikers and trekkers who demand lightweight and comfort with a snappy design.
  • Duo Asoflex midsole in which two elements are melted together to improve comfort and performance. The first element, constructed of a stiff material benefits anti pronation, anti supination and anti torsion. The second element, constructed with a softer material offers shock absorption while walking.
  • Water resistant suede and Cordura® uppers.
  • GORE-TEX® liners for waterproof yet breathable boots. Outsole is a combination of bi-density rubber bottom for cushion and traction. Shoe weighs 1.52lbs (690gr). You may also like this Camelbak Rim Runner™ 2010 bag Measurements: Weight: 1 lb 10 oz Shaft: 5 3⁄4 in Product measurements were taken using size US Men's 10, width D - Medium. 

8. NORTIV 8 Men's

  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Water-resistant synthetic upper with a protective rubber toe cap
  • Traditional lace-up design for a secure fit
  • High-traction grip rubber outsole and cushioned EVA midsole
  • Comfortable EVA memory foam footbed
  • Breathable waterproof fabric lining and mesh tongue/collar

9. Scarpa Wrangell GTX

  • 100% Leather
  • Imported
  • Vibram sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.75 inches"
  • Boot opening measures approximately 13" around
  • GORE-TEX waterproof lining
  • Comfort ankle flex zone

10. Scarpa Men's Charmoz

  • Nylon L-Tech/Micromesh
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Heel measures approximately 3"
  • Boot opening measures approximately 6" around
  • Outdry technology delivers waterproof breathable protection
  • Light weight synthetic leather and fabric upper breathes well and dries quickly

Review of Asolo Fugitive GTX Men's Mountaineering Boots

These are really great, sturdy, and reliable boots that will offer little visible wear evidence even after many years of hard abuse. I have a pair of Asolo's, very similar to this one, that lasted through 2 two tours in Afghanistan (Naval Special Warfare), and 6 more years at home in the States, and are still going strong. Got these because I like the black, grey, red color scheme. These boots will probably outlast me. Beware, they are very stiff, and the sole insert is not very comfortable. Purchase a good aftermarket pair of sole inserts, and these will be the best boots you've owned in a long time guaranteed.

These boots are comfy enough to hike in out of the box. After a bit of wear, they are great. I have NEVER had an issue with the goretex liners in any Asolo boots. They stay dry for years of heavy use.

These are the best fitting and most comfortable boots I've ever owned. The uppers hold up very well. Eventually the soles wear thin and the rubber breaks down. I love these boots and will continue buying them as long as they are available when the old ones wear out. One thing I will say is that these boots are not waterproof. Just initial impressions for now, since I've broken them in but haven't given them any hard wear yet. My foot is 10 5/16 by 4 1/16 which would be a 9.5 (43 Eu) D in street shoes, the width being ever so slightly over medium but not enough to go up.

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