Sportiva Mens Boulder X Approach Shoes
- Impact Brake System
- Climbing zone on the toe
|La Sportiva Men's Boulder X Approach Shoes - The Men's Boulder X Shoes by La Sportiva are suitable for technical approach routes and vie ferrate thanks to the extra-grip soles and the toe designed specifically for crag climbing. They offer ideal protection and performance that is built for the rigors and abuse of the mountains. With a tweaked design of proven technology from years past the Boulder X has been produced with additional padding underfoot for long approaches and ultra sticky rubber to add deluxe comfort and performance. The new and improved sole design provides even greater grip while climbing while the Impact Brake System offers enhanced braking power for descent routes. The soft 2mm EVA insert guarantees optimum anti shock properties. The full rubber rand offers maximum protection against abrasion while climbing. The patented Asymmetric lacing system derives from the Mythos climbing shoe project. If you are looking for the approach shoe that stays sticky on every type of rock, even when wet, then check out the La Sportiva Men's Boulder X Approach Shoes.
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Nice improvement over the old cirque pro's which had sportivas super slippery and non durable dot tread. The new vibram sole is sticky and has a good aggressive tread pattern. I have used these in Eldo and Boulder canyon and they are good on the approach and comfortable. They are very stiff soled, which is good for insulating your feet from sharp stones, but highly padded, which is comfortable, but might be super hot in summer. So far so good.
I did many hours of research before I pulled the trigger on the Boulder X. I was nervous to order them online because I had heard from multiple sources that they run a little small, and they do. I normally wear 9 to a 9.5 so I ordered the 42.5 which is the perfect fit. Tight enough to be technical and precise while leaving enough room to be comfortable with a lightweight hiking sock. The lacing is very cool and really locks your foot in place, my only concern with this, is that the lacing is rather intricate and it seems difficult to re-lace. I will probably use them as an everyday shoe as they are burly and feel sweet even after hours of wear. They are well built and will last a while. If you are in the market for a well made, comfortable and practical approach shoe, to use both climbing and casually, then give the Boulder X a shot, they have not let me down yet.
South Eastern Mass
Men's Boulder X Approach Shoes by La Sportiva for climbing
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