Salewa Condor EVO
I had the Salewa Raven which had some durability issues.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $348
I had the Salewa Raven which had some durability issues. Got rid of them and got these for the beefy sole and leather upper. These are much more durable, but they are not as easy to hike in.
- Durable upper and sole
- Don't hike as well as Salewa Raven
- Heavy due to leather upper
The fit on these is the same as all Salewa. Medium foot volume and width. I wear a 12 in Salewa shoes and I can go either 12 or 13 in these. 12 feels short while going downhill, 13 feels a little roomy. Wish a 12.5 were available.
I had the Salewa Raven but had issues with durability. Once they became available in the U.S. I got the Condor, the Raven with a heavier sole and leather upper. The Condor has been very durable, but the only difference is it doesn't hike as well as the Raven.
Overall a nice boot but I am using the Rapace now and think it will be a better option for long approaches.
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Extreme durability and stability make it an indestructible light mountaineering, trekking and backpacking boot. Compatible with semiautomatic combi crampons.
The Salewa Condor EVO GTX Mountaineering Boots are tough and versatile. Although fantastic for alpine rock and ice, the comfort and smooth flex, of the Condor EVO GTX, makes for a great heavy-duty backpacking boot. 3D System Evo divides the shoe into three areas to allow fine-tuning to achieve the best possible comfort and performance Compatible with semiautomatic combi crampons 3F System Evo encourages your foot's natural range of motion A stiff midsole using fiberglass reinforced nylon is up to demanding crampon use
Springtime alpine routes often require you to navigate rock, ice, and muddy terrain all in a single day, which is exactly why Salewa designed the Men's Condor Evo GTX Mountaineering Boot. The Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane guarantees waterproof breathable protection while three distinct lacing zones allow you to fine-tune the fit. A full rubber rand enhances climbing performance on technical rock, and the semi-automatic crampon compatibility allows you to throw on the spikes when things get icy.