We’ve read the reviews across the web for the La Sportiva Spantik Mountaineering Boot and summarize the results below:
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 69
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- Reports of users feeling supported, but still mobile while wearing the boot.
- Able to use the boots in some approach skis, as well as splitboards.
- The outer boots are insulated, which means you can wear them alone without the inner section.
- Integrates well with crampons.
- Keeps your feet warm in sub-zero temperatures.
- Ability to lace the boots with gloves on, promoting functionality.
- The boot is ideal for 6000-7000 meter peaks.
- Step-in crampon compatible.
- Great boot for technical-climbing.
- Molded TPU ankle back-stay reinforcement for support and stability.
- Water-repellent external coating promotes waterproof qualities.
- The boot is well-insulated and comfortable.
- Fits and climbs like a lighter-weight boot, highlighting the mobility of the boot.
- Features micro-thermal insulating foam for warmth.
- The boot provides ample support and stiffness for steep and icy terrain.
- Versatile and agile for a double-boot when compared to the competition.
- Warm for the weight.
- The synthetic leather makes the boot dexterous.
- You can remove the inner-liner to speed-up the drying process.
- The full shank is ideal on icy terrain.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- When using with Grivel G12 crampons, the fit over-the-toe is not perfectly snug.
- Might be too small in the front of the shoe for some foot shapes.
- The plastic trim has a tendency to delaminate.
- Not ideal for hiking or other low elevation pursuits.
- Despite being ‘waterproof’, the boot is not completely waterproof.
- The full shank that makes the boot ideal for ice climbing, makes the boot less than ideal for basic walking.
- The GS2 boot is lighter and more flexible.
- This boot is heavier than much of the competition.
- A bit narrow in the toe-box.
The La Sportiva Spantik Mountaineering Boot is great for adventurers looking to alpine climb in high-altitudes. The durability and proficiency in snow and ice make this boot best suited for alpine conditions, and less suited for lower elevation hiking.