La Sportiva Spantik

Guide Pick™: Melissa Arnot



The cutting edge of mountain-boot technology, the Spantik (hint: it's a peak in the Karakoram Himal whose Golden Pillar is synonymous with extreme alpinism) combines all the latest, lightest materials to shave a full pound off the Nuptse and still offer unimpeachable climbing performance. Throw in the FLS (Fast Lacing System) and integral gaiter collar to keep spindrift out, and the summit is yours.

Specs Sizing Reviews
  • *We will contact you if there is a delay with shipping for a particular size.
  • Based on the last of La Sportiva's tried-and-true Nuptse, which is step-in crampon compatible, and a proven performer for north faces, winter alpinism and long periods at altitude.
  • Toasty inner boot features micro-perforated thermo-formable PE/Water-repellant Lorica with Antiacqua, external coating, and a minimal outsole plate on the bottom for durability.
  • Innovative lacing system (FLS) for inner and outer boots allows one-handed, gloved closure, even in the most heinous conditions.
  • A bantamweight 5 lbs. 1 oz. per pair.

We recommend ordering this boot a half to a whole size larger than your typical US size. See drop down selection for European/US size equivalents. Note that a "plus" size is slightly larger than a US half size but smaller than the next whole size.

Login to write a review of your own.

Reviews for the La Sportiva Spantik

5 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews.

On 2011-03-23, Andrey wrote


Excellent boots, comfortable and warm. Excellent performance at the climb Elbrus.

On 2011-03-04, Paul wrote


Excellent boot. Extremely warm and comfortable. Have climbed ice in New England on cold days with always very warm feet. No better cold weather boot in my opinion. Remarkably lightweight considering how warm they are. If you get cold feet these are the boots for you.

On 2011-02-13, Steve wrote


Used these on engineer mountain, about 13k, in CO in January. I found them to be warm when moving, my feet did get slightly cold when not moving, but not a major issue. Loved the lacing system. Also used them ice climbing and they were great. A full size larger than my regular fit. I define them as the "least uncomfortable" boots I tried.

On 2011-01-21, Laura wrote


Very comfortable and warm. Have hiked in snow and ice, with and without crampons and feet stay warm and dry. One blister, but that is typical for me. Not as clunky as they appear. All in all an excellent boot. Glad that it comes in smaller sizes!

On 2010-05-28, Roger wrote


Sweet boots. Very warm. almost too warm. But I also purchased them with Denali in mind. Fit great with BD Sabretooth Pro crampons. Note on sizing. I have 44.5 Scarpa Baruns for backpacking. I have 46.5 in the Spantiks. Very adjustable for comfort. Had shin bang as well one day, but stopped and loosened up the tops and everything was fine.

On 2009-07-06, Chris wrote


The Bomb. I ordered these for Rainier, knowing full well that they would be overkill, but I also wanted to use them on McKinley. I took them up Rainier, and they were very comfortable. My feet felt snug, never cold, and very well supported. I got a little bit of "shin-bang" on my right shin, but it was minor. I haven't taken them up McKinley yet, so we'll see how that goes. The lacing system was easy to figure out. They worked perfect with my step-in crampons. We climbed the Kautz, and they felt very good in the ice chute. All in all, they were a little pricey, but the quality was very good. I recommend.

  • Spantik


You Might Also Like