Who should buy the La Sportiva Glacier WLF

A sturdy mountaineering boot designed for forest and post-fire cleanup, the La Sportiva Glacier WLF is ideal for:

  • those who are looking for footgear that offers comfort on virtually all types of weather condition
  • those who are looking for footwear with self-cleaning lugs to help maintain grip on various surfaces

La Sportiva Glacier WLF brand logo

La Sportiva’s crampon-ready outsole

La Sportiva Glacier WLF Vibram outsole

The Glacier WLF provides grip on most surfaces through the crampon-ready Vibram Ice-New outsole. The small, upward extension in the toe area protects against accidental bumps. The undercut heel renders braking ability. 

La Sportiva Glacier WLF toe protection

Its profile also includes widely-spaced, aggressive lugs to facilitate muck removal and create stability on bumpy terrain.

La Sportiva Glacier WLF lugs

Glacier WLF’s durable midsole

This high-cut boot comes equipped with a polyurethane (PU) Aircushion midsole. It absorbs negative ground impacts and provides durable cushioning. The heel area has a dual-density rubber which maximizes shock absorption upon ground contact.

La Sportiva Glacier WLF heel support

Atop the midsole is an 8 mm mountain flex insole. It has a 1.5 mm half steel shank which is coated with Dacromet. This water-based coating makes the insole resistant to heat. It also gives stability to users when tackling uneven surfaces.

Glacier WLF from La Sportiva carries a sturdy leather upper

La Sportiva Glacier WLF leather upper

The upper of the La Sportiva Glacier WLF has an abrasion-resistant 3 mm Idro-Perwanger roughout leather. This Italian-made leather offers breathability and water resistance. It has a Dry-Best lining which wicks away moisture from the inside, promoting comfort. 

La Sportiva Glacier WLF lacing system

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 910g
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Water repellent
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: La Sportiva
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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