Overall Great boot with a solid feel that gives confidence…
Materials: Leather and Viabram Soles
Use: Heavy Pack and light mountaineering
Break-in Period: 15 - 20 uses
Weight: 4 - 5 per pair
Price Paid: $215
Great boot with a solid feel that gives confidence in an array of situations. I have used them on mountaineering trips as well as rock scrabbles up to a 5.8 rating. They take a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of them they will be your friend for life.
I wear a size 13 and they were true to fit. They have a wide birth at the toe and a semi secure heel. I do get blisters still to this day after long periods of separation from them, but that's standard for any full shank boot that I have ever worn.
It's a full shank, full leather upper with a bomb proof sole. You are looking at 2 lbs per boot - don't buy these for thru hikes.
I have very little ankle roll in these bad boys and have hauled packs in excess of 65lbs with little stress.
I have noticed some wear and tear to the toe box region over time, especially during crampon season which provokes concerned.
Warmth & Waterproof
If you are climbing in snow, wear gaiters. If you are at higher altitudes get a pair of down over boots.
Just about any pair of strap on's will work.