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La Sportiva Spantik

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  • A piece of art, state-of-the-art, mountain boot.
  • PU-Tech transparent PU-coated embossed Benecke CeraCom® PUR leatherette upper.
  • Water-repellent Lorica® with Antiacqua™ external coating.
  • Vibram® XSV rand.
  • Molded TPU ankle and backstay reinforcement.
  • PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed cell foam lined with a thermo-reflective aluminum facing coated with an anti-abrasion flocking.
  • Micro-perforated, therm-formable PE foam innerboot.
  • Water-repellent Lorica® with Antiacqua® external coating.
  • Vibram® Montagna outsole plate for durability.
  • HP3/Dual-density micropore EVA midsole.
  • 5mm Carbon Fiber insole with thermical, structure, and central insert in polyester and aluminum insulation.
  • Innovative FLS (Fast Lacing System).
  • Integral gaiter collar keeps spindrift and debris out.
  • Weighs 5 lbs. 1 oz.

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Fit Survey:

67% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 0% Half size too Large
  • 67% True to size
  • 17% Half size too small
  • 17% Full size too small
83% Felt true to width
  • 83% Felt true to width
  • 17% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
60% Excellent arch support
  • 60% Excellent arch support
  • 40% Moderate arch support
  • 0% 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.
  • A piece of art, state-of-the-art, mountain boot.
  • PU-Tech transparent PU-coated embossed Benecke CeraCom® PUR leatherette upper.
  • Water-repellent Lorica® with Antiacqua™ external coating.
  • Vibram® XSV rand.
  • Molded TPU ankle and backstay reinforcement.
  • PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed cell foam lined with a thermo-reflective aluminum facing coated with an anti-abrasion flocking.
  • Micro-perforated, therm-formable PE foam innerboot.
  • Water-repellent Lorica® with Antiacqua® external coating.
  • Vibram® Montagna outsole plate for durability.
  • HP3/Dual-density micropore EVA midsole.
  • 5mm Carbon Fiber insole with thermical, structure, and central insert in polyester and aluminum insulation.
  • Innovative FLS (Fast Lacing System).
  • Integral gaiter collar keeps spindrift and debris out.
  • Weighs 5 lbs. 1 oz.
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La Sportiva Spantik

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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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Great Boots - I purchased these boots for a 2008 trip to the Wrangell St Elias Range. Temps were 0 degrees at high camp with additional wind chill. In a word, the boots were superb. Totally comfortable with no break in. Always warm when climbing. I did experience some chill while sitting around in camp, but nothing of significance and that is normal for me. The lacing system of the liner and shell is great, particularly for cold conditions. Bottom line, you can put these boots on without ever having to take your glove liners off - a blessing on sub-zero days. I did place an off-the-shelf footbed in the liner to fully secure my foot in the boot and in anticipation of that, I bought the shells a 1/2 size larger than my actual foot indicates so to accommodate the thicker footbed. Some reviews on the web indicate that this boot is somewhat stiff for approaches/moderate terrain. My experience was that they are more comfortable than any plastic boots I have ever worn. I had absolutely no boot-bang on descents. This was a first for me. I've rotated through a lot of boots in search of a pair that I want to settle into for the long run. This boot is it. BTW - I bought these boots from Zappos even though I had never purchased anything from them before. Their service exceeded my expectations. You don't see that very often.

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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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The new bench mark? In 1979 the white Koflach became available in North America. They were used to make the 2nd ascent of Slipstream among other classic N.A. ice climbs. It was "THE" state of the art in a cold weather technical boot. Others brands soon followed. There were small improvements but nothing that compared to the Koflach's original jump in technology over the then current leather dbl boots. No surprise that La Sportiva has made the next big leap in cold weather technical boots. They have been pushing the envelope for a few years in mtn boots. The new (this is the third winter season they have been available) Spantik is light, stiff, comfortable and with enough ankle support to get you up 1000 meters of steep, hard, alpine ice with a pack on your back, effortlessly. No more super gaitors or over boots on Denali. No more sore shins, fried calves or sore feet. And more importantly no more cold feet if you do your part. The boot's volume is big but nothing as huge as the over sized Asolo. The Spantik will climb as well or better than some of the warmer single boots. You don't need a lot of sock to maintain the warmth. Feel through the boot is excellent. It is the Holy Grail, at the moment, in high mountain/cold weather technical boots. The down side? Had to be one right? Silly asking price to start with. But there is a lot of technology packed into this boot. In 1979 the Koflach was $200 so I guess in 2007 dollars, $650 is almost "reasonable". Well "almost" anyway. Durability? The lace and hook system are fragile. I broke an eyelet lacing the inner boot first time out of the box in my living room. It made the boot almost unusable. Things aren't going to get better from there. You'll want to carry spare laces for inner and outer. Ditch the lace's keeper on the outer boot and add a "puller" that is less fumble free and will stay on the lace. Be prepared to figure out an alternative closing system for the boot if you break an external eyelet ...which I suspect you will at some point. You aren't going to find French technique in these boots any more than you did in 10 year old Koflach’s. They are stiff, front, back and side ways...but I suspect they'd dbl as a back country ski boot easy enough. :) I added a spare pair of custom foam inners with no laces the second day of ownership. Should make the boot even warmer, certainly improved the fit, and makes entry and exit a lot easier. Also added another $175 to the cost of the boot. With tax that is a $900 climbing boot!!? Gotta admit that a few alpine possibilities came to mind today after getting the inner boot and lacing system squared away. This boot will add to your confidence on any cold weather venture. They'll make the ice fields seem like a winter wonderland when the wind kicks up and the sun is gone. The Spantik will make a few more summit days on Denali possible. So I guess I have already justified my $650. All of a sudden the Spantik seems like a good buy sitting here at the keyboard thinking of the next trip north of the border.

I'd also recommend: There is nothing on the market similar...

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  • from NW
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Great Buy - The spantiks are much more comfortable than other types of mountaineering boots. The lacing system is also very easy to use. They are supposed to be nice and warm...we'll see when I head to Alaska.

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  • from Massachusetts
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Best double boot in the world! This boot is warm as a plastic double, but feels better than a lot of single leather boots. Great for technical climbs, decent ankle flex and minimal heel lift. Buy them! Well worth the steep price...which isn't all that steep considering what you're getting.

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  • from Bozeman, MT
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Super Boot - Superbly engineered and crafted throughout. The inner boot is constructed with support and durability in mind and not just as an insulator. The outer is as durable and I think as waterproof as my plastic boots and many times more comfortable. The lacing system allows fine tuning for ascent, descent, ice climbing and long approach on snowshoes in some of the worst winter conditions in the Colorado Rockies with no failures in over a dozen outings. Also a comfortable 6 in size 44 1/2. Overall they could not perform better if they were custom made for me.

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  • from Santa Fe, New Mexico
$750.00

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