User Review: La Sportiva Makalu
Use: Rough Trail Hiking, General Mountaineering
Break-in Period: 100+ Miles
Price Paid: $230
I blew out a pair of Vasque Alpines, and decided to try the La Sportiva Makalu. What a great switch. These boots do it all. I've put many miles on them already and this winter. I've used them in replace of my Double boots (on warmer days) climbing vertical waterfall ice since they accept step ins. I had to adjust the bails of my footfangs a little for proper fit. I'm very pleased with them. I wouldn't even have considered using my Alpines on vertical ice. Keep them properly waterproofed and your feet will stay dry in all but the wettest of conditions. I highly recommend these boots for looking for a high quality leather boot.