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98 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Tiso | Level 1 expert

    I really loved these and can't wait to get on the mountains again with them.

  • 95 / 100 | Backpacker | | Level 1 expert

    Boots this supportive shouldn’t be this comfortable.

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  • The Salewa Vultur Vertical GTX is a robust alpine cleat. Its protective upper is made of fabrics and linings which protect, insulate and render comfort. The 3F system, 3D lacing, Climbing Lacing, Flex Collar and Overlap Closing are some of the features complementing the upper.
  • The Full Pro Sole feature includes a Pebax midsole which works with a stiff nylon insole and Multi Fit Footbed + (MFF+). Together, they deliver a cushioned and supportive ride.
  • A Vibram/Salewa mountaineering outsole gives underfoot protection. Its deep lugs and tread pattern handle most of the terrain.

The Vultur Vertical GTX is a men’s mountaineering cleat that comes in regular sizes and standard width. Salewa also incorporated their fit technologies in this gear. One feature is called the 3D lacing. It allows the user to customize fit on the forefoot, midfoot and cuff. Another is the Climbing Lacing. It renders a precise fit on the toe-area. Finally, the 3F system which connects the instep to the sole and heel helps maintain an accurate fit and support.

The Vibram/Salewa Pro outsole has a mountaineering tread which grips on mud and snow. Its aggressive lugs enable it to bite on surfaces while preventing slips through its self-cleaning profile. The climbing toe zone assists wearers on steep slopes. 

This high-cut mountaineering cleat uses a Pebax midsole which offers a lightweight ride. Its characteristics include resistance to tear and impact, as well as maximizing energy return for enhanced walking comfort. It is also compatible with crampons.

The Multi Fit Footbed + (MFF+) has interchangeable layers to accommodate a range of foot shapes. An insole made of nylon and 27% fiberglass brings stiffness without adding too much weight.

The Vultur Vertical GTX uses a combination of Superfabric and Microfiber, giving the upper abrasion resistance and durability. It has the waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort laminate with Duratherm XL. This lining also maximizes heat retention under low temperatures. Cleansport NXT is added to naturally eliminate odor, maintaining a dry and fresh environment.

A 360-degree rubber rand protects against scuffs while a integrated gaiter with a push button prevents debris from getting inside the cleat. The Flex Collar features a curved shape to promote the ankle’s range of motion and comfort on descents. The Overlap Closing of the tongue wraps the foot and provides comfort to the arches. The metal hooks and micro pulleys make lacing up easier.

  • This cleat is compatible with automatic (step-in) crampons.