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La Sportiva Boulder X

  • 5 stars
    77%
  • 4 stars
    10%
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  • 2 stars
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Description

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please click here for the La Sportiva Size Conversion.
  • Get a grip on things with the Boulder X. This approach shoe is designed for the highest performance for any mountaineer.
  • Leather upper for durability.
  • Padded collar for all-day comfort.
  • Unique detail stitching for style.
  • Mesh lining for breathability (in the tongue and heel only).
  • Polyproylene insole and Micropore EVA midsole for cushioning.
  • Rubber toe guard offers durable protection.
  • La Sportiva's Impact Brake System™ proprietary technology in outsole design has the lugs of the soles oriented in opposing slanted directions, increasing braking power by an average of 20% and decreasing impact forces by an average of 20%.
  • Vibram® Idro-Grip sole stays sticky on every type of rock even when wet.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 4 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 45.5 (US Men's 12), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

43% Felt true to size
  • 3% Full size too large
  • 7% Half size too Large
  • 43% True to size
  • 23% Half size too small
  • 23% Full size too small
71% Felt true to width
  • 71% Felt true to width
  • 25% Felt narrower than marked
  • 4% Felt wider than marked
64% Moderate arch support
  • 32% Excellent arch support
  • 64% Moderate arch support
  • 4% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please click here for the La Sportiva Size Conversion.
  • Get a grip on things with the Boulder X. This approach shoe is designed for the highest performance for any mountaineer.
  • Leather upper for durability.
  • Padded collar for all-day comfort.
  • Unique detail stitching for style.
  • Mesh lining for breathability (in the tongue and heel only).
  • Polyproylene insole and Micropore EVA midsole for cushioning.
  • Rubber toe guard offers durable protection.
  • La Sportiva's Impact Brake System™ proprietary technology in outsole design has the lugs of the soles oriented in opposing slanted directions, increasing braking power by an average of 20% and decreasing impact forces by an average of 20%.
  • Vibram® Idro-Grip sole stays sticky on every type of rock even when wet.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 4 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 45.5 (US Men's 12), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

La Sportiva Boulder X

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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought a pair of these a year ago - fantastic fit, comfortable and stiff in all the right ways. If Jesus made shoes, these would be the very ones.

I'd also recommend: Asolo

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Excellent arch support

3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Just took these with me on a trip through Patagonia, and I was more than impressed with them. Great for all kinds of terrain, even as everyday walking shoes. One of the best pairs of shoes I have ever owned. Was my first La Sportivas and I am sure this won't be the last! And the VIP Zappos next day service was great!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The Boulder X is a great balance between hiker and climber, which allows it to be a very versatile approach shoe. The shoe offers a very rigid shank that provides great stability in the heel and the ball of the foot. Though rigid, the shoe flexes with ease in every step. The insole is very conforming to the shape of your foot. The heel is wide enough to allow for a larger foot; however, the lacing system allows a narrow foot to be secure (as I have a very narrow foot). The wiggle box is very tight as most La Sportiva climbing shoes are. So if you have very wide toes the fit may be pretty snug. The box is very narrow at the tip, which I have found takes some breaking in, but the leather uppers do provide a little stretch after a few days. Most of the pressure on my feet came from the uppers above the toes, quite tight... The shoes have broken in after a few days and I have found the toe is narrow enough that it is perfect for toe jamming in cracks. The ankle of this shoe is very comfortable and provides an incredible amount of cushioning on the medial and lateral sides. I appreciate the extra padding as these shoes allow for the very comfortable ride during abrasive approaches. The leather and padding on the shoes are incredibly thick so they wear like a terribly light trekking boot. The sole of the boot has a very aggressive tread via Vibram. The tread gains amazing traction on all surfaces I have tested so far. The soles stick to rock like glue. I am really impressed with this feature, as La Sportiva has not used Vibram in many of their products of the past. I find the Boulder X to be a good fit for me. I sized up a 1/2 size larger than I would, but I usually do in La Sportiva products. I was unsure about the fit at first, but after a few days the shoes felt great.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these from Zappos because they had the full range of sizes. I normally wear a 46 in European shoes, these are a 48 and are perfect. Great shoes, comfortable right out of the box. Very grippy and good for boulder hopping, rock scrambling, and rock climbing. I also like the look of these!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt narrower than marked

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from San Diego, CA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are great shoes. My second pair. And I plan on continuing to buy them as long as they are available. Great hiking shoes. Great construction work shoe. Great comfortable casual all around shoe. 100% satisfied.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size smaller than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Maine
$105.00

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