EMS Arete GTX

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I wanted a heartier boot than my last pair (Asolo's…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: Stiff Italian Leather/Gore-Tex Lined- Heavy Vibram Tread
Use: All hiking, My boot is my boot.
Break-in Period: Wore Everyday. As slippers, work shoes, Hospital Clogs, and day hikers for three weeks in preparation for Three Days in Presidentials
Weight: Boulder Like, maybe 8 lbs.
Price Paid: $225

I wanted a heartier boot than my last pair (Asolo's from 1998-2006). I also wanted the ability to step into crampons for winter trips. Boy did I get it. I almost baulked at the purchase and went with a "softer" boot for comfort. Don't be scared at the out of box "ski boot" feel. Given the love and attention of a good couple good Snow Seal Massages, continual wear, and stretching, these boots began to loosen after a week. Three weeks in and I'm confident to ascend. I'll retract as necessary if further tests prove contrary.

EMS Men's Arete GTX

Discontinued

The Men's Arete GTX has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$225.00

The EMS Men's Arete GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 9, 2006 at EMS.

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