10 users: 3.8 / 5
Weight: Men 16.2oz / Women 16.2oz
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly

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  • The La Sportiva Saber GTX is a trail running inspired waterproof hiking boot equipped with a Gore-Tex membrane. It's ideal for fast hikers and backpackers who need reliable protection from the elements.
  • It combines rough-out leather for abrasion resistance, mesh lining for breathability, STB inserts for torsional stiffness, and TPU rear stabilizer for increased heel support.
  • Perfect for rugged terrains, this boot from La Sportiva is equipped with the All-terrain Frixion XF 2.0 rubber sole for enhanced traction.

This lightweight outdoor boot is a mid-top model with a soft and snug cuff that securely and comfortably wraps the ankle. Meanwhile, the mesh upper is soft and stretchy, creating a glove-like fit. The Saber GTX has a traditional lace-up closure that guarantees comfort fit and flexibility at the toe.

Designed for rough terrain, this hiking boot from La Sportiva is equipped with the All-terrain Frixion XF 2.0 rubber. It features differentiated lugs for strong grip and traction along with an Impact Brake System (IBS) that helps keep your balance on uneven ground, especially when going downhill. According to La Sportiva, IBS improves the stopping ability of the shoe by 20%. Therefore, you are less likely to slip or stumble even when you're going fast.

This shoe features an Injected Molded EVA. It's a modern method of attaching the midsole to the shoe in which a super-heated liquid mass of EVA is injected into the mold. This process results in a midsole that has a better bounce rate, more cushioning, and enhanced responsiveness. It is also marginally lighter than a compression-molded midsole.

For added cushioning and support, this shoe comes with a 5mm Ortholite footbed. This removable insole is breathable and contoured to the inner shape of the boot.

A lightweight hiking boot meant for technical terrains, the La Sportiva Saber GTX hiking boots are made of abrasion-resistant rough-out leather and breathable mesh. Lining the shoe interior is the Gore-Tex waterproof membrane that prevents the entry of water. Thus, you can confidently step on puddles, walk on wet grass and mud, or hike on a rainy day.

This boot comes with STB inserts and TPU rear stabilizer for enhanced stability and support. Completing the upper is a lace-up closure with two hooks at the top for a precise fit.

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How Saber GTX compares

This shoe: 65
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This shoe: $170
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This shoe: 16.2oz
All shoes average: 20.9oz
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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.