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La Sportiva Boulder X Approach Shoes - Men\'s


    La Sportiva Boulder X Approach Shoes - Men's

    The La Sportiva Boulder X approach shoes feature sticky rubber and soft padding to keep your feet comfortable while hoofing it to a climb.

    • $105.00

    Item # 797841

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    • Vibram IdroGrip rubber sticks to dry and wet surfaces for excellent performance on trail and low-angle rock
    • Leather upper combines with a beefy rubber rand for lasting performance and comfort
    • High-cushion EVA layer is placed above the 2mm polypropylene insole to cushion the foot on long approaches
    • Patented Mythos to-the-toe lacing design lets you fine-tune the fit and tie the laces as snug or loose as you need to; heel and toe loops aid entry and storage

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    La Sportiva Boulder X Approach Shoes - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Vibram rubber
    1 lb. 15 oz.
    Shape of last
    Footwear closure
    Can be resoled
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    La Sportiva Boulder X Approach Shoes - Men's

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    Rated 4.3143/5 based on 35 reviews
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromNot for my feet I bought this shoe online (I know, I know) before trying one on. First let me say that for as narrow as it was it felt like a very comfortable shoe otherwise. I put these shoes on out of the box and wore them around the house, up and down stairs, etc. I ended up deciding to take them to the local store and swapping them for the Scarpa approach shoe. Much better for my feet. My feet are mid to wide so if you don't like narrow shoes for approach / bouldering, then I highly recommend the Scarpas.
    Date published: 2013-10-23
    Rated 3out of5
    by fromKnow Before you Buy Before you buy this shoe, because of it's comfort and versitility, know that it will break in a half to a full size. Maybe try it on bare foot. Or just know that it hase to be tight and uncomfortable at first (just like any climbing shoe) in order to fit for the long run.
    Date published: 2011-02-12
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromexcellent shoe Great shoe. They do break in a half size, but can be synched down with the nice lacing system. They come untied very easily and can be annoying if they are not double knotted. Good for medium climbing and great for hikes up to ten miles if sized for climbing.
    Date published: 2013-02-27
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromComfy performance I've been using these as approach shoes to climbing crags and general scrambling/hiking. They are super comfortable, and grip well on the most river polished rock. My only 'complaints' are that they are hot on my feet in the summer sun, and weigh a bit more than I'd like for toting on my harness over longer climbs. Love them tho and am willing to overlook this for now.
    Date published: 2013-05-19
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat Approach Shoe These approach shoes are excellent for the hike up and for scrambling, but the rubber was not as sticky as I was expecting for easier bouldering on the approach. The platform is also strong, but not as strong as I had hoped. Although, the rubber is definitely sticky enough for scrambling up/down steeper rock--noticed a huge difference when I was setting up an anchor at a place I had a little trouble maneuvering around in the past with normal hiking shoes.
    Date published: 2013-07-26
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromnicely improved 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 aggresive 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.
    Date published: 2010-04-01
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat Approach Great Shoe! Picked these up at boca park REI right before heading out to red rocks. Wasn't sure if it was going to be good idea to put 10 miles of tough approaches on brand new shoes, but these things were amazing! No blisters or hot spots. They run small, I wear 9.5M and the 10 were tight. Great traction, good cushion, and durable materials. All and all, good choice for an moderate approach shoe.
    Date published: 2011-03-19
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromVersitility and comfort. Not really a climber per se, but I do a fair amount of free scrambling in the North Cascades of Washington State. These shoes are perfect for the long approaches here. Don't expect them to be waterproof however as the tongue is not sealed to the upper. The one downside that I can see. They run narrow though not too narrow for me. I went up a half size too which helps on steep descents.
    Date published: 2011-06-11

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