I purchased a pair of Pivetta Alpine style boots in Berkeley, Ca. about 1969. The first time I saw a Vibram sole. Anyway, the boots became a tad tight as I matured and after a small amount of usage I stored them for about twenty five years with stretchers installed. I have recently started using them again. They are still the most heavenly boots I have ever owned (not as instantly luxuriously comfortable as my Meindels, but more dynamic as they contact the trail).
As I am in Tennessee, using them on an hour and a half trek each weekend over dirt and occasional rock is a waste of a good thing, as they are getting scuffed and scratched doing lightweight service.
I am looking for a lighter weight trail version of my current boot. Is Pivetta still in business? In looking for Pivetta Boot Company, I have noticed a number of other Pivetta owners in search of the Company, also desperate to replace their aged boots.
Any help would be appreciated.