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La Sportiva Spectre 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot

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Spectre 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot

If you're ready to take your backcountry ascents and descents to the next level, the La Sportiva Spectre 2.0 Alpine Touring Boot is the tool you need to excel. Not only is it the lightest four-buckle AT boot on the market, the Spectre also has a true sixty degrees of cuff motion for effortless hiking and skinning. The boot features an EZ-Flex tongue rib, reshaped Grilamid shell, and EZ Thermo liner that work together to provide smooth travel and ultimate comfort for all-day skimo missions. For unmatched power on the descents, La Sportiva reinforced the backbone of the Spectre with stiff, lightweight carbon fiber and upped the ante to a 115 flex.

A lugged Vibram rubber sole grips snow and rock like a mountain goat, and the low-profile, micro-adjustable Pegasus buckles are tucked well out of the way of any rock contact that could make you lose your footing while traversing rough terrain. The Spectre 2.0 is compatible with all tech or AT bindings, including the Trab TR2, and comes with the option of choosing between three preset forward lean options of 10, 14, and 18 degrees.

  • Hard-charging AT boots for weight sticklers
  • Burly 115 flex devours the most aggressive terrain
  • Reshaped shell with 102.5mm last for increased comfort
  • Rugged Vibram rubber sole for grip on snow and rock
  • Walk mode provides a tasty 60-degree cuff range
  • Thermo-moldable liner for a customizable fit
  • Four-buckles that stay tucked away when traversing
  • Item #LSP00BF

Shell Material
[shell, tongue] Grilamid, [cuff] Pebax, [vertebra] carbon-reinforced Grilamid, [spoiler] Marfram
Last Width
102.5 mm
Buckle Material
Lean Angle
12 deg, 14 deg, 16 deg
Walk Mode
yes, 60-degree rotation
EZ Thermo
Thermo-moldable Liner
Binding Compatibility
tech, alpine touring, Trab TR2
Claimed Weight
[27.5, single] 3 lbs 3 oz
Recommended Use
alpine touring, ski mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 4

First Touring Boots

I've used it several times

10.5 Sneaker size - 28.5 Mondo After breaking in, these are actually more comfortable than my resort boots, and the range of motion is outstanding. A nice happy medium between a hybrid touring boot, and a more expensive ultra-light kit. I was able to make them work with the Dynafit Beast binding, with a little work around the TRAB inserts. The adjustments are a bit fiddly, but the micor-adjustments you can make are worth the initial frustration. Even with a high instep, these were great.

>Rating: 5

Spectre 2.0

I've put it through the wringer

Lots of questions on size. I have worn a 26.5 in ski boots for 40 years, still do. These are right on size wise. For those comments on forefoot width, like any ski boot the shell can be heated and stretched. Find someone who has worked with this boot (grilamid before, its very thin but very heat moldable, just don't work it like regular ski boots or you will punch a hole through them). I have had them for 6 years and tour a lot. Also downhill, total time on skis 100 days a year. Only problem I had was that the hike/ski mode wouldn't switch from one to the other. A little lite weight oil on the metal spine and working it, solved the problem. Also tighten the screws from time to time. Buckles can be a pain, but love the adjustability, so to me they are worth the hassle. I have very thin ankles with a wide forefoot, so I have had them punched out in the forefoot and around my navicular bone. Stiffness is right for me, I'm 5'8", 165 lbs and an accomplished technical skier. I would definitely buy these again and will when/if they wear out. Hope this helps!

>Rating: 1

this last width in the tec spec is wrong

I need a wide boots for my wide feet, I choose this boots due to it mentioned that the last width 102.5. But I always feel it's too narrow even feel more uncomfortable than my 100 width Ranger Free 120. Then I measured the outer shell of this boots with a vernier caliper, it's 96'5 mm wide on the widest part. How could this happen?

>Rating: 5

So far so good

I've used it several times

I have really been enjoying these boots. They are easy to adjust to just the right fit and I have had any durability problems thus far. I am a little nervous due to some of the bad reviews on here, but the price was right so I went for it. I hope to get many more ski days out of these!

>Rating: 2

Light Boot - Durability Issues

I've put it through the wringer

I have had the 1.0 boot for 3 years and have skied it a ton. The 2.0 has the same cuff, buckles, and tongue. My buckles have been a consistent issue but something I was willing to put up with and replace since the cost is not too bad. That being said I recently noticed that the cuff on both of my boots has a stress fracture right where the walk-mode rail enters the cuff. This ends up allowing the boot to flex a good bit more than intended, making a softish boot soft and not very good for big lines. La Sportiva said that this is considered wear & tear and will not help out since the warranty only covers 1 year. I cannot recommend this boot with the combination of durability issues and a weak warranty, it's just not worth the risk.

>Rating: 5

Great Boots

I've used it several times

So far I am loving this boot. The walk mode ROM is huge and feels like you are wearing a pair of hiking boots rather than ski boots. While the weight of these may not be as light as some of the softer ski mountaineering inspired boots like the Raceborg it far makes up for in down hill performance. I have a flat, narrow and low volume foot and these boots offer just the right amount of space in the toes to be comfortable without being too large to lose downhill control. I have only used these boots a few times and am very impressed by both the construction and design. I am typically a 46 EU or 11.5-12 US shoe and I went with the 29 mondo. The boots fit like a glove and make me want to go for lap after lap in the backcountry. I'm looking forward to many more days in the backcountry with these bad boys.

>Rating: 1

Breaks Easily - One Star

I've used it several times

I initially loved these boots for the same reason many of the other reviews are stating, however I give these boots only one star because of the poor durability of the design. The metal bar that switches the boots from walk to ski mode snapped mid-run, rendering the boots completely useless. This happened after only 15 days of mellow backcountry skiing. The metal bar snapped in half and pressed on the back of the boot liner (thankfully it did not break through and injure me). I do not recommend these boots to anyone who skis in the backcountry.

>Rating: 5

comfortable and burly

I've put it through the wringer

i love these boots, awesome range of motion in walk mode. good stiffness. i am size 12/12.5 street show and sized down to 26.5 for a spot on fit. boot fitter much recommended.

>Rating: 5

Great boots

Got these to drive some bigger skis, so far so good, only a couple days on them so I'll report back when I get some more time on them.

Jason, did you find the mondo size to be equivalent to your shoe size? Have to order up or down a size?

Same question about size. Wanting to know how true to size the 28.5 is and what that boot sole length is?

I have a pair of the Spectre 2.0. I normally wear an 11.5 to 12 ( Lowa fits me best ). I have the Spectre in a 29.5 and they fit well with a thin ski sock on. Only have skied them 6 or so times so far so I'm not sure how much the liner will loosen up, if even significant. I am very happy with the boots.


think Emily was helping me. Just bought 30 Spectre la sportiva boots. Fit is really good but actually have a little toe room. Crazy> how much length do u think I would lose going from 30 to 29.5? Thx


I normally ski in a Technica Cochis pro light size 27. How does the sizing of the spectre compare - would a 27 fit equivalently?