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La Sportiva Makalu Boot is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 125.
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The La Sportiva Makalu Boot is a classic leather boot for getting into the mountains. The full steel shank provides sturdy support during general mountaineering trips and heavy backpacking, so you can take on the changing terrain of the mountains. The 3mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather is super durable and holds up to years of abuse while the Dry-Best® lining wicks sweat to keep your feet dry and comfortable. The burly Vibram rubber rand at the toe adds to durability so you can continue kicking steps into the snow. The boot even accepts automatic crampons for icier adventures. Complete with Skywalk® MPE outsole, you'll be gripping terrain easily with each forward step.

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Item No.   10007698

The La Sportiva Makalu Boot is a classic leather boot for getting into the mountains. The full steel shank provides sturdy support during general mountaineering trips and heavy backpacking, so you can take on the changing terrain of the mountains. The 3mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather is super durable and holds up to years of abuse while the Dry-Best® lining wicks sweat to keep your feet dry and comfortable. The burly Vibram rubber rand at the toe adds to durability so you can continue kicking steps into the snow. The boot even accepts automatic crampons for icier adventures. Complete with Skywalk® MPE outsole, you'll be gripping terrain easily with each forward step.

Breathable

FEATURES of the La Sportiva Makalu Boot

  • MtnFlex insole and full steel shank for automatic crampon compatibility
  • Idro-Perwanger Leather upper is durable and extremely water repellent while still remaining breathable
  • Rollerball hardware incorporates steel roller ball eyelets and locking D-rings for effortless and precise tensioning of boot laces. for independent fit
  • Dry-Best lining transports moisture away from the skin to keep you cool, dry and comfortable
  • Burly rough out leather uppers for years of abuse
  • Ideal for general mountaineering and heavy backpacking
  • SBR Aircushion midsole features a honeycomb heel grid that flexes on impact to provide the ultimate comfort

Product Specifications
Features: Cushioned
Sustainability: Animal Friendly
Footwear Height: Mid
Weight: 34.57 oz
Upper: 3 mm Idro-Perwanger Roughout Leather,Vibram rubber rand, Removable EZ Flex tongue with Dry-Best lining
Midsole: SBR Aircushion
Outsole: Skywalk MPE
Terrain: Mountain
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Gender: Mens
Best Use: Mountaineering and Alpine, Trekking
Footwear Closure: Lace-up
Toe Coverage: Closed Toe
Product Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where have these been all my life?! I’m a 45 year old lineman. Turned on to these by some younger mine hands. Climbed a 60 and over a Hughes arm a week after I got them. Never been so comfortable climbing in my career. They’re awesome. Take some time to break in, but great boots overall.
Date published: 2018-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grate for lineman I am lineman in the ibew and these are the best boots I've ever had for climbing transmission or distribution. On hooks or still for hours these boots are the way to go
Date published: 2021-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfort I bought them about a month or two ago and i have been wearing them all the time they are super comfy and i am very glad they are water proof
Date published: 2021-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great comfort I’m a lineman and recently just switched to the sportiva after everyone telling me how much better they are to climb in and they really are day and night better comfort wise to climb in I have no complaints at all with these boots
Date published: 2021-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever I’ve purchase a pair of these boots every 2-3 years and have worn this style for the last 20 years. Great boot great manufacturer! They are a stiff rugged boot that stands up to abuse!
Date published: 2021-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Boot... This boot is Well built, Durable, Waterproof & Comfortable.... Summited a technical peak right out of the box in wet-weather. The boot performed as advertised.
Date published: 2021-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for climbing steel or wood. This is my fourth pair of Makalu's. I won't buy anything else. I am a Journeyman Lineman and they are great to climb in on steel or wood. No break in period needed.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good for glacial moraine These boots are great for rocky hikes, especially scree and perfect for crampons. The only downside is that they take particularly long to break in and are rather heavy and stiff. They are very popular boots for us glacier and mountaineering guides in Wrangell-St. Elias!
Date published: 2021-06-27
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I am a lineman. I climb power poles. need a boot that is waterproof, steal shank all the way across, and has a steal or composite toe. I heard a lot of good things about your boots and hoping you can help me find the right boot. Thanks Jeff

Asked by: Jeff
Love these boots for climbing. Best climbing boots I've owned. Take some time to break in but are worth it. A lot of guys in my local wear and swear by them. 
Answered by: IBEW 17
Date published: 2021-10-04

I am trying to find a winter mountaineering boot (preferably with insulated liner) that is compatable for use with strap-on crampons. What can you suggest?

Asked by: Abel
Howdy Abel, I'd recommend looking into the Nepal Evo or the Nepal Cube. They are a very versatile, insulated mountaineering boot, that will accept both automatic/step-in crampons as well as strap-on/universal crampons. Personally I've used the Nepal Cubes as my do it all boot for the last few years. From mountaineering in the Andes, ice climbing, winter hiking in frigid temps, or just shoveling my driveway, I'm a big fan. Another option to look into is the Trango Tech Extreme, it features similar insulation to the Nepals but with a lower cuff and different fit profile. These 3 options are going to be our most versatile insulated mountaineering boots. If you have any further questions don't hesitate to send us an email at hello@sportiva.com!
Answered by: La Sportiva Team
Date published: 2021-09-16

What is the width of these boots? D EE? And does anyone know what the measurement is? Thanks

Asked by: Voyaguer
Hi there Voyaguer, Thanks for your question. These boots are a standard D width. The width measurement depends on the size of the boot. Hope that helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2021-08-31

Do these come in a medium wide? And do you know what would compare in size to a kenetrek mtn extreme 10.5 m?

Asked by: ApprenticeLineWA
Hey there, thanks for the question! These boots are standard medium width, they are simply listed by EU sizing. La Sportiva recommends that you find your corresponding EU size to your standard US shoe size, then go up one half EU size. Unfortunately we do not carry Kenetrek boots, so I cannot comment on how the size compares. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Marty Moose
Date published: 2021-05-01

Do the boots work with crampons?

Asked by: Kenny
Thanks for the question! YES, Makalu Boots are crampon compatible. They will work with step-in/ automatic crampons - such as the Grivel G22 or the Black Diamond Neve :)
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2019-03-30

Are these good all season boots or more for the cold? 

Asked by: Justmike
Thanks for reaching out! The Makalu is a traditional mountaineering boot. Since it does not offer any type of insulation, I wouldn't recommend wearing it in extreme cold. I hope this helps!
Answered by: Foxxy Cleopatra
Date published: 2021-04-24

are they insulated?

Asked by: charles
Hey Charles, Great question! The Makalu boots are not insulated. If you are looking for more warmth, I would check out Salomon's line of insulated boots: https://www.moosejaw.com/search/mens_insulated-boots#addedFilters Hope that helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2021-03-19

Are they steel or composite toe though?!... I'm curious cause I want a pair but I need the safety toe!!...

Asked by: Elbery20
Hiya Elbery20, thanks for your question! Sorry, this boot does not have a steel or composite toe. Here is one that does: Danner Men's Vicious 4.5IN GTX NMT Boot https://www.moosejaw.com/moosejaw/shop/product_Danner-Men-s-Vicious-4-5IN-GTX-NMT-Boot_10321945_10208_10000001_-1_ Hope this helps!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-09-20
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Size Guide

La Sportiva Men's Mountaineering Boots

EUROPEAN SIZE Men's US Size
33 -
33.5 -
34 2.5+
34.5 3
35 3.5
35.5 4
36 4.5
36.5 4.5+
37 5
37.5 5.5
38 6
38.5 6.5
39 6.5+
39.5 7
40 7.5
40.5 8
41 8.5
41.5 8.5+
42 9
42.5 9.5
43 10
43.5 10.5
44 10.5+
44.5 11
45 11.5
45.5 12
46 12.5
46.5 12.5+
47 13
47.5 13.5
48 14
49 15
50 16

LA SPORTIVA SIZE and FIT NOTES
• La Sportiva footwear is built and offered on European half sizes, which are smaller increments than US half sizes. This gives them four extra sizes per size run, and ultimately gives you a better fit.
• Find your US Size in the guide above, then find the Euro Size conversion and ADD ONE HALF SIZE.
• The ideal size holds your toes ever so slightly away from the front of the boot while the lacing system is snug across the top of your arch.
• If you can try to boots on beforehand, make sure you wear the same size and weight socks you would typically wear with the boots, and any orthotics or custom footbeds you use.
• It is ideal to fit boots later in the day since feet are prone to swell slightly as a day progresses.
• Wear your boots indoors only until you are confident about the fit.
• Your foot should feel snug (not tight) from the arch back into the heel pocket with just a minimum lift as you walk. If your heel lifts make sure the lacing is snug and not too loose.
• Your toes should NOT touch the front of the boot, but when you kick the toe into the floor, you should know where the front of the boot is. You want just enough room to wiggle your toes.
• If your toes or sides of your feet feel squished, most likely the width is too narrow and the boot will not work for you.
• If your toes touch the front of the boot, most likely it is too short and you need the next half size up.
• Make sure to keep all original packaging that came with your boots until you are sure that you are happy with your purchase.