Updates to the La Sportiva Saber GTX

La Sportiva Saber GTX brand

  • The La Sportiva Saber GTX is a trail running inspired waterproof hiking boot equipped with a Gore-Tex membrane. 
  • 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. 

La Sportiva Saber GTX outsole

Reliable traction

Designed for rough terrain, this hiking boot from La Sportiva is equipped with the All-terrain Frixion XF 2.0 rubber.

La Sportiva Saber GTX rubber outsole

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.

La Sportiva Saber GTX lugs

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.

La Sportiva Saber GTX: It comes to life! 

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.

La Sportiva Saber GTX midsole

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.

Durable protection

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.

La Sportiva Saber GTX upper

Wet conditions are not a problem

Lining the shoe interior is the Gore-Tex waterproof membrane that prevents the entry of water.

La Sportiva Saber GTX waterproof

Thus, you can confidently step on puddles, walk on wet grass and mud, or hike on a rainy day.

La Sportiva Saber GTX mesh

The Saber GTX delivers a secure fit

This boot comes with STB inserts and TPU rear stabilizer for enhanced stability and support.

La Sportiva Saber GTX fit

Completing the upper is a lace-up closure with two hooks at the top for a precise fit.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 16.2oz
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: La Sportiva

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.