Raichle Mountain Track
Materials: leather w/Gore-tex
Break-in Period: Out of the box to the summit
Weight: Noticebly light
Price Paid: $99.99
Out of the box comfortable. Very light. Kept feet very happy in wet snow on Ranier. Used coolmax liner and wool/synthetic blend trekking weight sock. Good traction and easy plunge step. Boot has a full length shank. Work well with my Grivel crampons (classic binding system).
Feel safe to use in all but the most extreme climates (I haven't to the most extreme climates yet). I generally use plastics, this was my first time with new generation leather, very impressed comfort and construction. I strongly recommend this boot based on comfort, weight, waterproofing, and traction. Happy Trekking.
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Raichle is a Swiss brand with 95 years of experience building hiking footwear. The Raichle Mountain Track shows that experience, blending the old with the new. All leather uppers and heel lining show the traditional lineage, the support system is a nod to modern technology Raichle Mountain Track features: Nubuk leather upper.glove leather lining.Internal Motion Control Concept is an expanded heel cup that cradles the ankle, providing a high degree of lateral stability with comfortable forward flex. OMC Shoe Buyer says: The Track is a great light weight boot that fits like a glove. No really, it's glove-leather lined! Fits medium to narrow feet best. Unfortunately, Raichle has discontinued this model, so sizes are limited.When ordering, please note English (UK) sizing! Please refer to our sizing chart for help Confused about the sizing? Check out our Shoe Sizing Comparison Chart .
- OMCgear refers to the men's version