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This is funny but I don't know what category or model of boot I've had for the last 8 years, that which I've loved so much. These are LaSportivas, all one piece of leather uppers. Despite diligent care, the leather at the fold in the tongue finally cracked the other day (suspicisous of Nubuck, but that's a different thread. I may go with something like simple Lexol products in the future - but I digress).
LaSportiva doesn't have such an exact boot anymore it seems, and I'm not sure if I should be looking at "Backpacking," "Mountaineering," etc. I like these for their soles that were really durable (basically no wear), and could "knife edge" into muddy hill sides. The closest I see at first glance seems to be like a "light" mountaineering, but I don't want heavy insulation (these have none and that's probably best for me), don't use crampons, etc, I just want the other features it seems (durability, lack of fabric upper parts, soles that won't wear out, they don't fall apart in a year, etc).
I don't mind spending some money as I won't accept the idea of boots lasting a year or two and can easily justify spending on a higher end boot when it last me 8-10 years. I honestly still like the idea of a full leather upper though that appears not so common. They need to be able to get muddy as heck and not come out stained after cleaning for example...
What should I be looking at for a near replacement? These have been with me from Tennessee to Texas to Oregon to Alaska and I need a worthy successor!