High altitude boots and footwear don’t come cheap, but they are designed for extreme weather conditions and mountain climates. Expect to pay between $500 and $1,200 for a pair of boots. Expedition boots are a popular choice for high altitude mountaineering and extreme cold climates. The boots feature removable inner slippers, elasticized collars, and microcellular midsoles that facilitate full blood circulation and increase insulation. The pair comes with a double zip, non-compressive fastening system, and crampon attachment.
Double boots are also a great choice for mid-height peaks and cold environments. They come with insulated uppers, inner boots, and footbeds. The boots are lightweight, durable, and warm. The pair features waterproof zips, felt reinforcement, multilayer uppers, and waterproof membranes. The midsoles are made from high-density microporous material and the soles come with shock-absorbing inserts and crampon inserts. Another option is to buy expedition boots with removable footbeds. The boots feature double lined construction and water resistant uppers. They are designed for polar excursions and high altitudes. If you plan to spend a long period in extreme weather conditions, opt for mountaineering boots with thermal insoles, removable inner boots, and upper reinforcements. They feature an inner and outer boot lacing system.