La Sportiva Glacier

These midweight boots tread lightly on the planet.

Specs

Sole Construction proprietary construction
Men's Sizes Start 37

 

Men's Sizes End 48
Women's Sizes Start 36
Women's Sizes End 43
Men's Weight 2 lbs, 0.10000000000000142 oz
Women's Weight 1 lbs, 10.879999999999999 oz

Like the best eco-friendly gear today, this shoe reduces its impact without sacrificing performance. One editor strapped crampons onto the FC ECO and climbed Switzerland’s 13,474-foot Mönch, pushing the boot to its limit. He called it a “superb light hiker that can easily handle a weekend load on trails and moderately rough terrain.” (The midsole flexes for easy striding, but lacks torsional rigidity for bigger loads and sidehilling.)

A Gore-Tex liner repelled wet brush in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains, yet the upper’s combination of perforated, eco-tanned leather and recycled-nylon mesh prevented overheating on desert hikes. Heel brakes delivered exceptional traction on greasy trails.

$160; 2 lbs. 4 oz. (men’s 42); men’s 38–47.5, women’s 36-43; sportiva.comAll leather mountain boot for heavy duty abuse