User Review: Scarpa Men's Barun GTX
Price Paid: $150
I was stoked when i scored these at Sport Chalet for $150. i trusted the name, the construction, the custy reviews i read.
however, after a few weeks of attempted break-in i gave up and returned them due to the gnarliest heel blisters i've ever experienced, as well as a small blister on the top of each little toe.
the soles were too stiff and didn't give going uphill. there was no flex in the ball of the foot area, so my heels would lift up and down with every step. it didn't take long for blisters to develop, maybe a couple of miles. HUGE blisters. nickel size. on the descent is when i got the little toe blisters.
they felt great in the store and i bought the correct size. that lack of flex just devastated my heels though. i was bummed because they're such nice boots. the waterproofness was great as well.
i exchanged them for the salomon quest 4D gtx 2 days ago. haven't had a chance to test those yet, but out of the box fit and comfort is 2nd to none.