Charge Uphill. Power Downhill.

If you're ready to take your backcountry ascents and descents to the next level, the La Sportiva Spectre 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot is the tool you need to excel. Not only is it the lightest four-buckle AT boot on the market, the Spectre also has a true sixty degrees of cuff motion for effortless hiking and skinning. The boot features an EZ-Flex tongue rib, reshaped Grilamid shell, and EZ Thermo liner that work together to provide smooth travel and ultimate comfort for all-day skimo missions. For unmatched power on the descents, La Sportiva reinforced the backbone of the Spectre with stiff, lightweight carbon fiber and upped the ante to a 115 flex.

A lugged Vibram rubber sole grips snow and rock like a mountain goat, and the low-profile, micro-adjustable Pegasus buckles are tucked well out of the way of any rock contact that could make you lose your footing while traversing rough terrain. The Spectre 2.0 is compatible with all tech or AT bindings, including the Trab TR2, and comes with the option of choosing between three preset forward lean options of 10, 14, and 18 degrees.

  • Hard-charging AT boots for weight sticklers
  • Burly 115 flex devours the most aggressive terrain
  • Reshaped shell with 102.5mm last for increased comfort
  • Rugged Vibram rubber sole for grip on snow and rock
  • Walk mode provides a tasty 60-degree cuff range
  • Thermo-moldable liner for a customizable fit
  • Four-buckles that stay tucked away when traversing
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Light Boot - Durability Issues

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had the 1.0 boot for 3 years and have skied it a ton. The 2.0 has the same cuff, buckles, and tongue. My buckles have been a consistent issue but something I was willing to put up with and replace since the cost is not too bad. That being said I recently noticed that the cuff on both of my boots has a stress fracture right where the walk-mode rail enters the cuff. This ends up allowing the boot to flex a good bit more than intended, making a softish boot soft and not very good for big lines.

La Sportiva said that this is considered wear & tear and will not help out since the warranty only covers 1 year. I cannot recommend this boot with the combination of durability issues and a weak warranty, it's just not worth the risk.

Light Boot - Durability Issues

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  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far I am loving this boot. The walk mode ROM is huge and feels like you are wearing a pair of hiking boots rather than ski boots. While the weight of these may not be as light as some of the softer ski mountaineering inspired boots like the Raceborg it far makes up for in down hill performance. I have a flat, narrow and low volume foot and these boots offer just the right amount of space in the toes to be comfortable without being too large to loose downhill control. I have only used these boots a few times and am very impressed by both the construction and design. I am typically a 46 EU or 11.5-12 US shoe and I went with the 29 mondo. The boots fit like a glove and make me want to go for lap after lap in the backcountry. I'm looking forward to many more days in the backcountry with these bad boys.

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Breaks Easily - One Star

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I initially loved these boots for the same reason many of the other reviews are stating, however I give these boots only one star because of the poor durability of the design. The metal bar that switches the boots from walk to ski mode snapped mid-run, rendering the boots completely useless. This happened after only 15 days of mellow backcountry skiing. The metal bar snapped in half and pressed on the back of the boot liner (thankfully it did not break through and injure me).

I do not recommend these boots to anyone who skis in the backcountry.

Breaks Easily - One Star

comfortable and burly

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

i love these boots, awesome range of motion in walk mode. good stiffness. i am size 12/12.5 street show and sized down to 26.5 for a spot on fit. boot fitter much recommended.

Unanswered Question

think Emily was helping me. Just bought 30 Spectre la sportiva boots. Fit is really good but actually have a little toe room. Crazy> how much length do u think I would lose going from 30 to 29.5? Thx

Unanswered Question

I normally ski in a Technica Cochis pro light size 27. How does the sizing of the spectre compare - would a 27 fit equivalently?

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    Got these to drive some bigger skis, so far so good, only a couple days on them so I'll report back when I get some more time on them.

    Jason, did you find the mondo size to be equivalent to your shoe size? Have to order up or down a size?

    Same question about size. Wanting to know how true to size the 28.5 is and what that boot sole length is?