La Sportiva Upgrades the Olympus Mons Evo Boots to the New Olympus Mons Cube for January 2020
The La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo Boot has been the warhorse of the 8,000er club, carrying climbers up to the highest peaks for over 20 years. In 2019, it has been revamped to create a new, lighter boot; the Olympus Mons Cube.
Together with Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, La Sportiva set out to create an eco-friendly mountaineering boot. The La Sportiva Olympus Cube was the result; a light, durable addition to their high-altitude footwear lineup.
According to La Sportiva, the Olympus Mons Cube is better insulated and offers versatility for climbers aiming to use skis on summit approaches.
La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo
The La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo has been around for nearly 20-years, serving as one of the most widely used high-altitude mountaineering boots of all time.
The Evo is designed to be double insulated, with the outer boot being made of dual-density PE micro-cellular thermal insulating closed-cell foam. The outer boot also features a Cordura® upper and thermo-reflective aluminum facing / insulated removable footbed / Vibram® rubber rand.
The inner boot is made from dual-density PE thermal insulating micro-perforated ventilated foam / Tri-dimensional structured polyester lining combined with pile. Its upper acts as a water repellant made with a polyamide external layer.
It was designed for the toughest and highest mountains.
La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube
The La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube is specially designed with skis in mind using tech inserts.
Ski Compatability & Arctic Design
These boots are compatible with skis for those looking to use skis on approaches during their expeditions. Their design includes attachment pin points for skialp bindings in the front of the boot and special inserts compatible with tech bindings. The rear attachment is not included.
The feature makes them a go-to option for arctic explorers; think Scott Sears’ Antarctic Ghurkha expedition and Dr. Ash Routen’s frequent arctic explorations. They were designed with arctic crossings in mind.
They feature a full-length zipper in the gaiter, which removes part of the difficulty of reaching the inner boot in tough situations. The Olympus Cube also sports a boa closure! This dial allows the wearer to adjust grip tensions at the top and bottom of the boot.
Overall, these features make handling, adjusting and lacing the boots easier, making it the most efficient boot in the market.
The boot’s insulating Primaloft®Gold Aerogel insole and the dual compound Vibram® Morflex and Vibram® Litebase makes the product “one of the most thermal available on the market.”
2019 ISPO Awards
La Sportiva won the 2019 gold medal for the Olympus Mons Cube in the “Mountaineering & Expedition Footwear” category. La Sportiva previously won this award for its G2 SM and Batura products.
The La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube goes on sale in January 2020. The boots will sell for $1199 (€1086 – £947) and can be purchased on the La Sportiva Cube page once they launch.
UPDATE: The release date for the La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube has been delayed until March 2020.
About La Sportiva
La Sportiva was founded in 1928 by Narciso Delladio in Italy. He began his business by manufacturing boots and clogs for farmers and lumberjacks. During World War II, he helped to provide Italy’s soldiers with custom mountaineering boots. La Sportiva has been a staple product brand in the mountaineering sport ever since.
Interesting update and great to see that this new Olympus boot can also be used with Skis!
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Yes, we are excited about it too
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