2022 New Product Highlight- Footwear!


The Michigan Ice Fest has always been a place where climbers can come and get a first look at the most innovative new climbing products on the market. This year we will give a preview here as well as having it available at our online store as well as “in person” at the Michigan Ice Fest Headquarters during the Festival!
During Ice Fest our headquarters is the ultimate “toy shop” that a climber can dream of. From clothing to gear if it is made for ice climbing, you’ll find it here! All of the leading manufacturers will have booths set up displaying and selling the latest and greatest gear with sales representatives on hand to answer any questions you might have. And that’s not even the best part! As a participant at the Michigan Ice Fest you are entitled to a 20% discount on all purchases made during the festival.


LOWA Alpine Ice GTX

This high performance alpine boot with an integrated gaiter is designed with a close-to-ground outsole, an anatomical fit feature that uses memory foam to contour to the foot’s shape to help prevent fatigue, and a slingshot heel for secure foothold, comfort and rock feel. Very stiff underfoot, insulated yet extremely light in weight for a low altitude mountaineering boot, and automatic crampon-compatible, this is truly a “Formula One” boot for mixed climbing and low altitude expeditions. Durably waterproof/breathable.



La Sportivia Aequilibrium ST GTX

Achieving equilibrium between technical performance and the demands for modern alpinists and mountaineers is a perpetual challenge. the state-of-the-art Aequilibrium ST GTX orchestrates a perfect blend of ultralight construction, durable materials, superlative comfort, and elite performance for moving fast in the mountains.





Scarpa Rapid GTX

Adding all-conditions versatility to the best all-around mountain show we offer, the Rapid GTX offers nearly unlimited possibilities. This hybrid shoe is equally adept at ticking off trail miles, boulder hopping and scrambling moderate slabs. The all-synthetic upper is lightweight and protective, and is backed by a GORE-TEX® Invisible Fit lining for waterproof protection. The dual-density EVA midsole delivers a ride more akin to a trail running shoe, but we have added a TPU arch insert for torsion control, and our Dynamic Protection System insert in the forefoot for increased protection, propulsion and edging capability. The Vibram® outsole features high-friction Megagrip rubber, and an edging zone under the big toe for unbeatable friction and traction. Snow underfoot? Sloppy trails/ No problem – the Rapid GTX is the perfect choice for moving fast over mixed mountain terrain in variable conditions.