Ice Climbing Boots
These are special Ice Climbing boots designed for ice and high mountain climbing. Crampons are easily attached to this type of boot for a better grip on ice fields and packed snow and steep or vertical ice climbing. Ice climbing boots also have stiff soles to provide support when ice climbing or very steep icy grades. They are built taller, stiffer, and are insulated to withstand extreme cold. There are several types of material ice climbing boots can be made from. Leather, plastic, or synthetic material has given excellent performance. The height and stiffness is attained by use use of a full steel shank. Additionally, carbon fiber has been used by some manufacturers to get the additional stiffness in the sold. While they are fairly stiff, they are not completely rigid like ski boots. A certain amount of flexibility is needed for hiking and snowshoeing.
Mens' Ice Climbing Boots
La Sportiva Glacier Ice Climbing Boot - Men's
More...If you've ever hunched over a map you couldn't quite trust or wondered if there might be some gnarly ice blocking your route, these are the ice climbing boots for you. The La Sportiva Glacier Men's Ice Climbing Boot is a heavy duty ice climbing boot that can handle any terrain you might encounter in a week on the mountain. If the trail leads over a snowfield or onto a glacier you can slap on crampons and travel with confidence. The Glacier will even handle light Ice Climbing and it climbs alpine ice comfortably. With...
La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Ice Climbing Boot - Men's
More...The La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Ice Climbing Boot received a 2004 Backpacker magazine Editor's Choice Award. It weighs in at a super light 2lb 10oz, one of the reasons it's won favor with Ice Climbing gurus worldwide. The Gore-Tex membrane is guaranteed waterproof, while remaining breathable. La Sportiva took their climbing shoe background to heart when they created the snug-fitting Trango's lacing system with lace lock. Another feature that sets the Trango apart from the competition...
Kayland M11+ Ice Climbing Boot - Women's
More...As you work your way along a 16,000-foot-high ridgeline or climb a mixed route replete with overhangs, the Kayland Women's M11+ Ice Climbing Boots keep your feet warm and dry. The eVent liners stop moisture from seeping in but let your perspiration out. Warm, lightweight, compressible PrimaLoft insulation works like down except it continues to insulate when wet. The integrated gaiters block ice and spindrift and stop your pants from riding up during overhung dry tooling. Laces that go all the way to the toes...
These boots are designed to be used with ice climbing crampons. Manufacturers add a feature called welts to assist compatibility in wearing crampons. Welts are built into both the toe and heel of the boot like a small platform. This gives the crampon a firm fixture to attach to. These boots are designed to be used in extreme cold and must be insulated sufficiently to protect the climber from frostbite. To achieve this, ice climbing boots have a synthetic insulation integrated into the boot.
The versatility of ice climbing boots also makes them useful for other high altitude Ice Climbing and climbing. They are also used by people who routinely work in cold weather. Ski lift operators, mountain rescue teams, cold weather equipment operators and many more use this type of boot in their profession.