Long approaches below treeline, long scrambles up scree-covered basins, and exposed routes across boulder-covered ridges—the Salomon Men's S-Lab X ALP Carbon 2 GTX Shoe is ready for every part of the ascent thanks to a lightweight yet tough design that moves quickly and withstands the wear and tear alpine terrain can inflict. Taking queues from mountaineering double boots, the X ALP features a zippered gaiter with Lycra collar for added protection from snow and gravel when you're moving through the mountains. Behind that protective exterior, Salomon fitted the boot with a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex membrane to keep your foot dry when you're route consists of frequent creek crossings and a quick snowfield crossing.
- A light and protective boot for mountain pursuits
- Waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane
- Protective gaiter with Lycra cuff protects from debris
- Rigid toe cap for scrambling up steep mountains
- Dual-density midsole cushions feet from rough terrain
- Carbon Edging Chassis provides added security on exposed terrain
- Protective toe cap protects boot from scuffing
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- Q & A
I'm looking for a new mountaineering boot for semi-technical ascents. I'm curious if these would be adequate for a route like the Kautz on Rainer where one might encounter up to 2 pitches of 40-50 degree glacier ice (worst case). I know they only support strap on crampons, so I am more curious about the stiffness of the sole.