For 2017, La Sportiva switched up the colors on the Boulder X. The latest version is available in a soft grey color with yellow accents. The list price holds firm but you may be able to find the previous blue/grey version on sale. Scroll down to see a side by side comparison photo of the two models.
We consider the Boulder X the second best do-everything approach shoe we tested, behind the Editors' Choice winner Five Ten Guide Tennie The Guide Tennie is noticeably lighter — and climbs better — while the Boulder X is more durable and offers better support and traction for hiking. If you are looking for a super light, casual approach shoe, check out the slipper-like Evolv Cruzer.