User Review: La Sportiva Makalu
Use: Scotish winter scrambles
Break-in Period: for ever....
Price Paid: £120
I bought these boots about 2 years ago and haven't had a winter season since. These boots have to be the most terrible thing I have ever worn. I suspect it may be my weird foot shape as some people seem to love them, however I have heard others who bought a pair complain that they just couldn't get on with them.
I broke them in (or rather they broke me in) over a period of a year and a half and they never became comfortable. I tried volume adjusters, different footbeds, had them cooked at the local mountaineering shop and the heels narrowed, all to no avail.
I just purchased a pair of Scarpa Mantas which seem comfortable for now, but time will tell.
If you're looking for a new pair of boots I recomend you look at getting your Makalus a little small as part of the problem I had was the increased volume in the boot once the internal padding was tramped into submission.