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Ortles Couloir Boot - Men's

2.8 out of 5 stars
5 Reviews
Current price: $599.97 Original price: $999.95
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Why We Like The Ortles Couloir Boot

For tackling mixed routes and technical expeditions, the Ortles Couloir Boot is among our top picks as Salewa’s lightest boot in the line because of its completely modernized design. The carbon fiber and Kevlar® cuff on the outer boot supplies protection from rocks and crampons, while the thermo-insulated inner boot features a stretch gaiter with silicone gripping points to keep snow out, and socks dry—for days on end in unrelenting alpine conditions.


  • Featherweight mountaineering boot suited for mixed climbing routes
  • Vibram Litebase sole retains its grip in sub-zero temperatures
  • Fully crampon compatible for inevitably icy conditions
  • Waterproof membrane lets moisture escape and keeps water out
  • Rigid ankle protection system offers unparalleled stability
  • Carbon fiber shank plate for protection from rock strikes
  • Full polyurethane rand provides enhanced durability
  • Anti-slip sole grooves and graded heel lugs for braking traction
  • Item #SFWZ04A
Upper Material
[upper] nylon, DWR finish, [cuff] carbon fiber, Kevlar®
internal membrane
climbing lacing, hook-and-loop strap
single frame carbon fiber
dual density expanded polyurethane
Vibram Litebase
double boot
Crampon Compatibility
full, [toe attachment] carbon, [rear attachment] aluminum
Claimed Weight
1lb 9.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years
mountaineering, ice climbing

Overall Rating

3 based on 5 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 0 reviews
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3 Stars - 2 reviews
4 Stars - 1 reviews
5 Stars - 0 reviews

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3 out of 5 stars

January 6, 2024

Too narrow, nice support

The ankle brace is really good but the boot is really narrow.


Originally reviewed on Salewa

2 out of 5 stars

November 27, 2022

Too narrow, fit changed from other boots

I'm sure they are a good boot but the width changed to be narrow. I've had 5 pair of other Salewa climbing boots over the years (3 models) and all were a perfect fit. Just got these and the fit is so narrow it hurts. Even putting on a thin sock and removing the insole didn't really help. I don't think I can wear these. Probably will return them if they can't be stretched out.


Originally reviewed on Salewa

4 out of 5 stars

November 23, 2022

Incredibly light and warm

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

These boots are incredible for mixed and ice climbing. They also work well for general mountaineering. Unlike the other reviewer I found the sizing perfect. The boots walk exceptionally well, better than any other boot I've ever tried, if you leave the Velcro strap at the top off. If you use the Velcro strap the boots don't walk as well. The boots climb incredibly well for ice and mixed and they're crazy light. After a few hours of using them though they do start to get a bit uncomfortable. Which raises an interesting point, I also own the Mammut Nordwand High Knit boots and those are more comfortable but don't climb as well, they still climb amazing just not as good as these. I wouldn't pay retail for these, and if they're not on sale I'd consider the Mammut boots instead of these but if these are discounted I'd probably go with these.

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Ruben C
3 out of 5 stars

October 30, 2022

Sehr leicht, gute Passform, gute Sohle, wasserdicht

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Der Carbonschaft ist zwar gut gedacht, allerdings bleibt man mit dem Carbonschaft, wenn man zu eng geht hängen und gerät so in Sturzgefahr. Hier muss eine andere Lösung gefunden werden. Man muss den Karbonschaft oben abdecken damit so etwas nicht passieren kann. Zudem denke ich, dass es auch möglich ist den Schuh ohne Karbonschaft zu bauen.

Peter Veider

Originally reviewed on Salewa

2 out of 5 stars

May 18, 2022

Too small!

I returned this product before using it
Size Bought:
5' 5"

Love this boots, returned them because of the size. About 1 number up to fit u well with the socks.

Liliana L