Alpine Ice GTX
This new high performance alpine boot with an integrated gaiter is designed with a close-to-ground outsole, an anatomical insole with memory foam and a slingshot heel for secure foothold, comfort and rock feel. Very stiff underfoot, insulated yet extremely light in weight for a high altitude model, and automatic crampon-compatible, this is truly a “Formula One” boot for mixed climbing and expeditions. Durably waterproof/breathable.
- Construction: Board Lasted - Cemented Sole
- Insulation: GORE-TEX Duratherm®
- Stabilizer: Hard
- Upper Protection: High Wall Rubber Rand
- Resolable: Yes
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|Boot Weight|| |
Half Pair- size unknown
Full Pair- size unknown
|Single or Double boot||Double|
|Best Uses||Best Uses: Technical Ice and Mixed Climbing |
|Crampon Compatability||Toe + heel bail - all crampons styles will work (universal, semi-auto, and auto)|
|Boot Features||Built-in gaiter|
US: 5 - 14
|Materials & Construction|| Upper: Abrasion-resistant Synthetic Fabric
Footbed: Insulate Pro
Midsole: Low Profile DuraPU™
Sole: Vibram® Alp Trac
The Lowa Alpine Ice GTX is a no-nonsense cold weather mountaineering boot. The two main benefits of a supergaiter boot are warmth and protection from foul weather, and this boot delivers on those metrics. It also has decent performance on steep ice. However, it's among the heaviest boots in the review, and its old-fashioned lacing system divided our testers, some of whom preferred the newer designs and technologies on the market. If you have a wider or higher-volume foot, prefer ice to mixed climbing, and climb in a cold and wet place, this could be a great boot for you.