Who should buy the La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube

As most of the La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube reviews suggest, this mountaineering boot is one of the best there are today. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that can help wearers for polar expeditions that require a long approach on skis.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that is thermally insulated.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that allows the wearer to adjust the tightness of the boot even with your gloves on.

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  • The La Sportive Olympus Mons Cube men's boots are the updated version of the Olympus Mons Evo. The Cube version features tech-fitting binding inserts that allow for skiing across and up glaciers. This is especially helpful for polar expeditions that require a long approach on skis.
  • Despite the added features, the latest Olympus boots from La Sportiva are 400 grams much lighter than their predecessor. It's also warmer due to the addition of the Primaloft Gold Insulation Aerogel. It also features a thermally insulated outsole by Vibram.
  • Instead of laces, the new Olympus Mons features a BOA system - a dial closure that makes it possible to adjust the tightness of the boot even with your gloves on.

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Size and fit

The Olympus Mons Evo Cube is essentially a triple-layer boot. In addition to the second-layer boot, there is a third sock liner for a glove-like fit. It also adds warmth and comfort to the foot and helps increase the drying times significantly. The boot also comes with a gaiter with an offset zipper that goes its full length. This design allows flexibility and easy access inside. The waterproof zipper is reinforced by a heavy-duty Velcro fastener. 

La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube sizes

Instead of a lace-up closure, the Mons Evo Cube uses the dual BOA system that lets the wearer adjust the fit between the upper and lower portions of the internal boot in one go, and without the wearer having to take their hand gloves off.

Excellent performance and durability

The Olympus Mons Evo Cube has the Vibram Litebase and Morflex outsole which is about 40-50% thinner than their standard outsole but has the same performance and durability, thereby reducing the overall weight of the boot. 

La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube outsole

Ensures that no dirt stuck between

The wide spaces between the lugs ensure that no dirt, snow, or mud get stuck in between.

La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube outsole 1

Provides crampon capability

For the midsole, this mountaineering boot from La Sportiva uses a 2mm polyurethane for crampon attachment. A big change in the current Olympus Mons is the tech inserts that allow the boot to be used with mountaineering bindings at the toe only. 

La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube midsole

Durable and insulated

Compared to the previous version, the Olympus Mons Cube has a slimmer upper which is composed of a hard-wearing Cordura gaiter, a robust outer shell, and two inner thermal booties. The thermal insulation is enhanced by the Primaloft Gold Aerogel that is designed for freezing weather conditions. 

La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube upper

Nice to know

-The La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube has won Gold at the 2019 ISPO Awards.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 1050g
Use: Alpine, Snow
Cut: High cut
Features: Double, Insulated / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: La Sportiva

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.