User Review: La Sportiva Makalu
Use: hevy duty backpacking, light mountaineering
Break-in Period: 60-100 mi.
Price Paid: $230
These boots are great for rough and steep trails with a heavy pack or for off trail use. They also perform extremely well on moderate climbs. If you are in a very wet area be advised that without gore-tex, they will only keep you dry as long as you use a good treatment on them. (I use Biwell and it works ok until too many stream crossings wear it down).