User Review: La Sportiva Men's Makalu
Price Paid: $245 USD
This pair is my second pair. From climbing 5.8 rock, M3 or WI4, ferrying 70-100 pound loads to basecamp, doing 8hr days of backcountry ski trails maintenance through bogs and over and under slippery logs come rain or shine...it is amazing to me how tough and reliable thse boots are while keeping my feet warm and nearly always dry. The break in on this second pair was much better than the first leather lined pair I had. The fabric liners break in more easily and after three and a half years they still have all their lining material.
My first pair served me well from 1995 through 2002 without a resole and under similar demands from me. The break-in period was a few blisters over 37 miles long...but after that they never gave me a moment's trouble...even when frozen at -18F on a Nice WI3 route 4 miles from the road.