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.
Using with crampons
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.
There are two types of ice climbing boot insulation.
- Single insulated. Light weight and insulated as a single unit. The insulation is permanently attached to the boot. Since the insulation cannot be removed from single boots, they are not ideally suited for multi-day cold weather excursions.
- Double insulated. This is made with a non-insulated shell and removable insulated liner. Usually there is a removable outer shell and removable liner. The double insulation is for protection during long term exposure.
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.
Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Boots for Sale
Expedition 8000 EVO RD Mountaineering Boot - Men's
Lowa's Expedition 8000 EVO RD is a high altitude, insulated, double boot with an integrated gaiter, developed in conjunction with world-renowned mountaineer, Rolf Dujmovits.
Salomon Men's X Ultra Mid Aero Hiking Boot
Ideal for fast hiking in warm climates, the x-ultra mid aero combines fit, precision, and aggressive tread of the x-ultra, with the breathability and mid-height support that makes it great even in the most rugged terrain.
Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot
The updated Quest 4D 2 GTX retains outstanding stability and grip, with a more ergonomic tongue for improved comfort, laces that stay tied better, and fresh design details
Salewa Men's MS Rapace GTX Mountaineering Boot
FEATURES of the Salewa Men's MS Rapace GTX Boot Gore-Tex Vibram MFF multi-fit footbed 3S system combi 3F system EVO
Apex Ski Boots Women's ML-1 All Mountain Ski Boots
The intermediate-level women's Apex ML-1 All Mountain ski boots offer a medium flex with a 2-part system: warm, easy-to-walk in support boots lock into the rigid open chassis when it's time to ski.
Cevedale Pro GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's
The Lowa Cevedale Pro GTX is the ideal guide boot where versatility is paramount. With durable leather upper with high wall rubber rand and lined waterproof GORE-TEX this boot is a very popular choice for mixed terrain and via ferrate. Climate control system perforations in the boot's lining allow air to enter, pumping heat and moisture back out giving you added comfort.
Apex Ski Boots Men's MC-1 All Mountain Ski Boots
The Apex MC-1 All Mountain men's ski boots offer a medium flex with a 2-part system: warm, easy-to-walk in support boots that lock into a rigid open chassis when it's time to ski.
Scarpa Men's Mont Blanc Goretex Mountaineering Boot
Scarpa offers a bevy of mountain-friendly features that allows for natural motion with perfect support.
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Boot - Women's
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Women's Nepal EVO GTX Boot Innovative 3D flex ankle Removable, adjustable, variable fit tongue provides the perfect dialed-in fit Impact brake system outsole for excellent traction and cushioning Insulating Ibi-thermo insole Ideal for winter mountaineering, ice climbing, mixed climbing Gore-tex lining
RED w/ BLACK Kevlar (R) proTOUGH(TM) Boot Shoelaces 2 pair pack
Soft, comfortable, large diameter bootlaces reinforced with Dupont Kevlar. Standard lengths for all quality work shoes and boots. The large diameter assures comfort across the instep. The reinforcing Kevlar assures a no break pull. A polyester boot lace reinforced with Kevlar stitching assures a long-lasting shoelace.
Scarpa Fuego Mountaineering Boot
Innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at SCARPA, a muti-generational, family-owned business whose headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in the same region of northern Italy where it was founded in 1938. SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail-running and other outdoor pursuits. Aside from being the Italian word for "shoe,"...
Scarpa Wrangell GTX Mountaineering Boot
The Scarpa Wrangell GTX is a heavy-duty mountaineering boot that excels under big loads and on rugged terrain
Arc'teryx Acrux AR Mountaineering Boot - Men's
A pinnacle of design for mountaineering, ice and mixed climbing, the Acrux AR is the lightest, most durable, and lowest profile insulated double boot available. AR: All-Round. Includes 1 pair of GORE-TEX HIGH-LINERS.
La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Boot - Men's
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot Innovative 3D flex ankle allows lateral flexibility while still allowing longitudinal lockout for excellent support Removable, adjustable, variable fit tongue provides the perfect dialed-in fit EZ Roller boot lacing system incorporates steel roller ball eyelets and locking D-rings for effortless and precise tensioning of boot laces Gore-Tex...