The exposure may be mind bending, and the winds may be howling, but you can take comfort in the fact that your La Sportiva Men's Batura 2. 0 GTX Mountaineering Boot has your feet covered as you methodically make your way to the summit. La Sportiva designed this boot to tackle everything from mid winter mountaineering routes to more technical ice and mixed routes. The Batura is built with an integrated Cordura gaiter with a 2 layer stretch Gore Tex membrane in the insert and a high tenacity nylon upper below with another Gore Tex layer in the inner boot this not only prevents moisture from entering the boot, but offers excellent breathability, creating the ideal climate for your feet to climb in. The boot is insulated with both an anti dragging felt material, an aluminum layer, and an insulated polyethylene layer. A stiff TPU midsole with polyurethane inserts keep the boot stiff for a secure feel, with or without crampons, while an SBR Aircushion material provides some shock absorption and works with the honeycomb heel grid to save your feet extra wear and tear when weather conditions and acclimatization force you down and back up the mountain in your attempt to reach the summit as safely as possible.