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  • La Sportiva - Glacier WLF Mountaineering Boot - Men's - Tan
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La Sportiva - Glacier WLF Mountaineering Boot - Men's

La Sportiva Glacier WLF Mountaineering Boot - Men's

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Item #LSP0197

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  • 38.0
  • 40.5
  • 41.0
  • 41.5
  • 42.0
  • 43.0
  • 45.0
  • 45.5
  • 46.5
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Tech Specs

Shell Material:
Idro-Perwanger (silicon-impregnated leather)
Removable Liner:
no
Thermo-moldable Liner:
no
Lining:
Dry-Best
Crampon Compatibility:
hybrid
Sole:
Vibram Ice
Midsole:
PU Aircushion
Claimed Weight:
[single] 32.1 oz
Recommended Use:
forest management, post-fire cleanup, backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Mountain performance with forest management features.

La Sportiva designed its Men's Glacier WLF Mountaineering Boot to stand up to light forest management work and post-fire cleanup. The eight-inch height meets US federal standards for wildland firefighters, the heat-resistant sole is resistant to 300C, and the glue is resistant to 70C. However, this boot is not for front-line wildfire work—wear it during backpacking trips and for forest management and fire cleanup. The leather upper blocks wetness without sacrificing breathability, and the MtnFlex insole and half steel shank provide comfortable flex and protection for alpine environments.

  • Idro-Perwanger Roughout leather upper
  • Dry-Best lining
  • 8mm MtnFlex insole, 1.5mm half steel shank
  • PU Aircushion midsole
  • Heat-resistant sole (rubber compound resistant to 300C)
  • Glue resistant to 70C
  • Vibram Ice sole
  • Not intended for front-line wildfire work

Pretty satisfied overall

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9 (42)

Great work boots for doing trail work. Best part is they should last a while. Worth the investment if you need sum boots. So far so good. Go La Sportiva. Would consider going down a half Size if I bought boots again just because I feel they pack out a little on steeper terrain in hot conditions. But happy with my regular shoe size. Thx y’all

An acceptable summer mountaineering boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small

Bought a pair used, like new. Beefy leather boot that take crampons well. Used for Spring climbs up snow gullies in Tuckerman Ravine on Mt Washington. Worked alright for a few glaciers in PNW including Rainier. A little rough on the feet for longer days but alright with a thick pair of mountaineering socks. Not bad for winter hikes so long as you keep moving, and look alright with a suit...

An acceptable summer mountaineering boot

Pretty Cool

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I wouldn't show up wearing these first day on the job with an IHC, not the intended purpose, plus they'd be way too warm on a hot, 16+ hour day. You would be very uncomfortable and blistered. I do, however, see myself using them a lot more during the off-season trudging through snow. If you ditch the cushiony insert they come with your feet are cooler, but I've found they lose some comfort because they just don't hug your feet the same (Difficult to adjust the laces) So I'd rather leave it in. They are super water resistant, basically waterproof. If you somehow manage to fully submerse them in water though, better have a plan b, because they take forever to dry. The leather is quality and the build seems like it will hold together well for their intended purpose. Really good support around the ankle, especially downhill with a heavy load (liner/cushion/insert w.e. you wanna call it). I didn't have much of a break in period, they were comfortable right out of the box. I ordered my regular size 12.5 which was closest to a 46 Euro. There's enough room to wear a thick wool sock, but again they are kinda hot so if it's warm out I go with a medium cushion. Obviously they aren't gonna take the place of a pair of $500 Nick's or Whites. People buy them, take them out to the fireline, and bash them for de-laminating on them when it clearly says in the description, NOT INTENDED FOR FRONTLINE WILDFIRE WORK. You don't want to be the bagger who's boots are blown out and held together with fiber tape. Good boot, wish they were more breathable.

Great Boot for Hiking and Forestry Stuff

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 43.5

The LaSportiva Glacier WLF is a very impressive boot. I had to size up a half a size to avoid getting blisters. If you are looking for a very sturdy boot with tons of support get this. It is also approved for Forest Fighting.

Great boot.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 10

This is my third pair of these boots over the past 7 years. I put these boots to the test every summer on fire assignments, in all types of situations. I think it is still good to have a backup pair of leathers to work in for heavy heat and duff. They run a little bit big but if you are planning on putting insoles in them go with your original size and they will fit just right.

Hey BPhillips, so would you say these boots don't hold up well while working long hours cleaning hot spots?
Thanks, Tom.

Not impressed

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 11.5

After a summer on the fire line the toes collapsed. The boots have a lack of ankle support. I would not recommend these boots

You need to LEARN how to wear them

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 41.5

When I first had put them on, they made my feet ache. Then I noticed you had to adjust the tounge, which is attached by Velcro, that helped. BUT, then I was still having issues with them being uncomfortable, UNTIL I realized that you don't want to tighten the toes laces. I take up the slack, use the hooks to hold the slack, then CRAM down the ankle. They were WONDERFUL after that.
WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS: if your going from your leather White's/Nick's to this boot, you're probably going to need thinner socks. I wear extra-thick Smartwools with my Nicks and medium hikers with these.
The tread on these is not as sticky as my traditional fireboots. But, they have great edging if you're on rock and need a foothold.
They feel like a ski boot, at first, just give them a chance, 2 weeks.
I am usually a 41 (US 8), but fit in the 41.5, but also have a very wide foot (EE) that is pancake thin (I probably needed the extra space). They also air out very nicely, no need for a boot drier.

Color me impressed

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought these boots a couple months ago primarily for winter backcountry trips. Decided to go a half size up to accommodate heavy socks, and glad I did. I wore them to work every day for about a week, and on a few minor hikes. This past weekend I wore them up to Hermit Lake/Tuckerman's Ravine, and I was really impressed with their performance. I wore sock liners under Smartwool Mountaineering socks, and was incredibly comfortable the whole time. We managed to beat sunset and get up to the top of the bowl, and I felt totally confident in these things both on the way up and the slippery descent.



These boots are also perfectly dry, as advertised. My feet sweat a lot, and although it got down to the mid 20s in our hut, I woke up to a perfectly dry(not frozen) pair of boots. The same could not be said for my friend's which were soaked.



Overall I'm impressed with this boot, and would recommend them to anyone who splits their time between winter treks and summer jaunts. If you're on the fence with sizes, and plan to use these in cold Wx, definitely bump up a half size.

Not impressed

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Bought these as a work/mountain/fire fighting approved boot. Nice for about 6 months (of heavy usage) before the sides blew out. The optimist in me wants to think this was just a bad batch....

After speaking to other firefighters that have used these boots, I don't think it was a bad batch. The note "not intended for front line wildfire work" makes me wonder why they even tried to make a fire boot in the first place.

Good deal!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Good deal on these boots - super quick to break in (just 3 days)

They perform well on all terrain and seem to work ok with strap on crampons (for walking on ice - would not recommend serious ice climbing with them)

Too warm

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

Used this boot a few times for some short hikes and land management stuff. Boot is not uncomfortable, but for warm weather in Arizona it is really just too warm of a boot. Not much breathability either. Standard La Sportiva sizing though, slightly on big side, and a bit narrow. I wear a 13 Lowa, 12-13 Salewa (12 for trail, 13 for mountaineering), 13 Asolo, and the 46 was the right size in this boot for me.

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      tuff duty

        I've worn them for 1 month now and I would say after a brief 3 day break in my feet have never felt so good! I've been on fire's for the last month in canyon country and the only problems I've had was melting the shoe laces and grinding a little bit of sitting on the outside upper where the 2 different leathers come together. I hope to see them come out in a non insulated black, irregardless I will definitely buy another pair!

        great boots a little warm for our line of work. also a bigger heel would be good.

        tuff duty

          I've worn them for 1 month now and I would say after a brief 3 day break in my feet have never felt so good! I've been on fire's for the last month in canyon country and the only problems I've had was melting the shoe laces and grinding a little bit of sitting on the outside upper where the 2 different leathers come together. I hope to see them come out in a non insulated black, irregardless I will definitely buy another pair!

          great boots

            I work on a hotshot crew and seen some nasty country in the month and a half that i had them. Soles have stayed in place, few little chips on the sole due to slippery rock slopes. The stiffness in the ankle area of the boot have gotten flimsy. So far so good, they have had seen a good amount of mop up days and hiking. Liking them so far...

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            Adult Footwear
            US MENEUUS WOMENMONDO
            4 35.5 5  
            4.5 36 5.5  
            4.5+ 36.5 5.5+  
            5 37 6  
            5.5 37.5 6.5  
            6 38 7  
            6.5 38.5 7.5 24
            6.5+ 39 7.5+ 24.5
            7 39.5 8  
            7.5 40 8.5 25
            8 40.5 9 25.5
            8.5 41 9.5 26
            8.5+ 41.5 9.5+  
            9 42 10 26.5
            9.5 42.5 10.5 27
            10 43 11 27.5
            10.5 43.5 11.5  
            10.5+ 44 11.5+ 28
            11 44.5 12 28.5
            11.5 45 12.5 29
            12 45.5 13 29.5
            12.5 46 13.5 30
            12.5+ 46.5 13.5+  
            13 47 14 30.5
            13.5 47.5   31
            14 48   
            15 49   
            Note: La Sportiva shoes are built on European half sizes which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives us four extra sizes per size run which gives you a better fit!