La Sportiva Glacier
Price Paid: $10
I am a telephone lineman. I wear these boots in the fall and winter.
They are the best lineman boot that you can buy for cold weather.
Materials: leather treated probably with some resin
Use: Exclusively for very long glacial walks and easy snow/ice climbing.
Price Paid: 269 USD
These boots always start burning my feet after 4-5 hours of use. I walk the North Cascades, primarily Mt. Baker area. Last week I climbed Baker at night using the Coleman route and had to remove them twice to ventilate my feet and change the completely wet socks on the glacier and on the summit! The boots simply contain all the moisture from sweating inside like a rubber boot. I experimented with 6 different combinations of socks during the last 2 years but have not found the solution.
The boots are durable, have a good grip and foot support, work well with my Grivels, are reasonably comfortable and absolutely waterproof but again, in my case, the time limit is 4-5 hours even in cold weather.
Maybe Sportiva Trango or Scarpa Triolet? They have GTex.
I will be grateful for comments.
Materials: leather, Gore-tex
Break-in Period: long time
Weight: fairly light
Price Paid: $220
These are great boots. I have a narrow, low, long foot and have a lot of problems with finding quality boots but these fit great. I put a hardcore pair of insoles in them and they are, so far, the most comfortable mountaineering boot Ive ever had. Great flat toe edge for mixed rock, a nice tall, but unrestrictive boot. I blew out my knee not too long ago and dropped my Norweigen welt Montrail Mazama for these lighter Gore-tex boots. Def. require a lengthy break in time as with all decent boots. Some flex, but overall a stiff boot,would imagine they would be painful on long stretches of vertical ice...but that's what a plastic boot is for anyways...
Price Paid: $225
Excellent boots: heavy boots for backpacking on rugged terrain -- used them daily without problems; light boots for glacier climbing -- used them with newclassic crampons; close feeling on rock/ alpine climbing; rigid enough for single day ice climbing. After two years they feel and look like new. Use heavy sock and liner.
Price Paid: $130
Three years later, and they're still performing like new! I just did a section of the Ptarmigan Traverse up in the North Cascades with these guys - still the best boot I've owned.
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