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rated 4 of 5 stars It's an outdated model from Kayland. They took these from the production line two years ago, if I am not mistaken. I bought the boots from a Spanish ebayer who was liquidating his mountain gear store two months ago. They looked solid and well build when I took em right out of the box. Having a double boot which is a first time for me, made me think my feet will never get cold until I snuggle in my sleeping bag and indeed, I was very comfortable when I wore em during a 4000+ m summit attempt last… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Figures I find what is the best boot I've owned and can't find a full line Kayland seller anywhere. Right out of the box these are soooo...comfortable. They walk smoothly up and down hills and the rocker makes a true mountaineering boot on flat surfaces move with ease. I would wear these all year with a different insole (the Primaloft one is overkill even for the 20 degree weather I've hiked in). I have a pair of Vasque H2's that with the same sock combo makes for cold feet when in the 20s and 6"… Full review


rated 5 of 5 stars Very tough, extremely well made boot! Grippy aggressive tread, excellent ankle support. Warm enough for cold weather, will not overheat in summer! I found these boots heavily discounted after Kayland was bought out and began to pull out of North America. I purchased these boots because I've developed the need for increased ankle support. These boots are as close as you can get to having mountaineering style ankle support. The insoles were replaced immediately, and the fit is great. I find them just… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great flex-rigidity ratio, fine room in the toe box, as light or lighter than my Sportivas, comfortable for 8-12 miles in the Rockies or the Grand Canyon. Excellent fit for size 7.5-8 regular foot. No break-in needed, no rubbing or tight/hot spots. Way comfortable, no tired feet. Walked through Grand Canyon sand and Rocky Mountain slush and deep cold snow, no problem with leakage of any kind.. The platform and ankle support are superior to La Sportiva Trango.. I seam sealed the stitch holes = dry… Full review

Explore GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars I recently tested a pair of Kayland Explore GTX hiking boots. They have a Vibram sole, a Gore-Tex membrane, and are made out of suede and synthetic material. Also, they have laces (though they’re a bit long).   Break-In Break-in time was moderate, and after wearing them for a few days they were fairly comfortable with the notable exception of the gusset on the tongue. On the right boot, it dug into my ankle and repositioning it did not seem to help much. Over time, it became less problematic… Full review

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As of spring 2012, Novation S.p.A., parent company of Kayland, has suspended distribution of the Kayland brand in the United States. Kayland products are still available in Europe, Japan, and New Zealand.

Kayland Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

New Footwear for 2010, Part 3: Trail-Runners and Outdoor Socks
We close our series on new footwear of 2010 with a look at trail-running shoes and outdoor footwear. Read more
January 18, 2010

New Footwear for 2010, Part 2: Trail and Multi-Sport Shoes, Miscellaneous Footwear
Part 2 of our series on 2010 footwear looks at trail shoes (essentially below-the-heel hiking boots); multi-sport shoes, which combine features of multiple sports categories; and miscellaneous outdoor footwear like the Vibram FiveFingers line that didn't fit in other categories. Read more
January 11, 2010

New Footwear for 2010, Part 1: Boots and Climbing Shoes
Coming to stores this year: grippier outsoles, more durable cushioning, and upgraded lacing designs. First of a three-part series. Read more
January 4, 2010


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