86 best mountaineering boots

Based on reviews from 228 experts and 3,282 users. Learn how our rankings work or see our guide to mountaineering boots. Updated May 2020.

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  • Day Hiking

    Shoes or boots for hikes that only last for half a day. Flexibility and lightness are the highlights of these kinds of footwear. See the best day hiking shoes and the best day hiking boots.


    For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots

    Speed Hiking

    Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.

    Winter Hiking

    Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.


    Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.

    Good to know

    Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.

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  • Low stock

    Footwear with few offers from online retailers and sold out in most sizes.


    Shoes that have been taken out of production but are still sold by most online shops.


    Shoes that just came out and have not received sufficient feedback from the buyers.


    Completely prevents water intrusions up to the height of the footwear or the gusset. As for waterproof sandals, they dry quickly. See waterproof hiking footwear.

    Water repellent

    Footwear that has some degree of water protection. See water repellent hiking footwear.


    Here at RunRepeat, hiking footwear that goes below 500 grams are considered lightweight. See lightweight hiking footwear

    Good to know

    Water protection isn't necessary if there are no wet elements along the trail.

  • Low

    Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.


    Boots with an ankle-height cuff. They provide extra ankle support. See mid-cut hiking boots and mid-cut mountaineering boots.


    Boots with a cuff that goes above the ankle. In the case of insulated ones, they may reach the calf. Also grants extra ankle support. See high-cut hiking boots and high-cut mountaineering boots.

    Good to know

    Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.

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    1. La Sportiva Olympus Mons EVO -
    2. Asolo 6B+ GV - negro (nero / rosso)
    3. Aku Tengu GTX - Turquoise Orange
    4. Lowa Weisshorn GTX - Grün
    5. Lowa Alpine Expert GTX - lowa-alpine-expert-gtx-4c83
    6. Garmont Pinnacle GTX - Black
    7. Garmont Tower Plus LX GTX - Grey / Orange
    8. Salomon X Alp MTN GTX - Noir Black Beluga Lime Punch 000
    9. Scarpa Phantom 8000 - Black/Orange
      $1250 $625 Save 50%
    10. Hanwag Sirius II GTX - Grey
    11. Asolo Alta Via GV - Black/Green
      $465 $368 Save 21%
    12. Garmont Ascent GTX - Anthracite Green
    13. La Sportiva Trango Ice Cube GTX - Black / Yellow
    14. La Sportiva G5 - Black Yellow
      $700 $450 Save 36%
    15. Asolo Piolet GV - asolo-piolet-gv-35bc
    16. Salewa Vultur GTX - Green
    17. La Sportiva Nepal Extreme - Yellow
    18. La Sportiva Trango Alp Evo GTX - Multicolore Grey Yellow 000
    19. Mammut Magic Guide High GTX - Black/Inferno
    20. Garmont Icon Plus GTX - Black Acid Green
    21. La Sportiva Karakorum HC GTX - Mocha Forest
    22. Asolo AFS 8000 - asolo-afs-8000-756c
      $545 $432 Save 21%
    23. Mammut Ayako High GTX - Dark grey
    24. Scarpa Phantom Tech - Black Orange
      $700 $495 Save 29%
    25. The North Face Verto S6K Extreme - the-north-face-verto-s6k-extreme-baf8
    26. Scarpa Ribelle Tech OD - Black/Orange
    27. Meindl Super Perfekt - Braun
    28. Meindl Bellavista MFS - anthrazit-sky
    29. Meindl Jorasse GTX - orange
    30. Lowa Mountain Expert GTX Evo - Purple