User Review: Scarpa Manta
Materials: thick stiff leather
Use: not good for backpacking,better for steep slopes&ice kicking
Break-in Period: gave up on this
Weight: don't know
Price Paid: $225
Not sure where I stand with this boot. They are however, undoubtedly the ultimate in a bombproof leather boot, almost too much so. I've been on three dozen dayhikes, eight ascents of Mt. Washington and it does not feel as though I've made a dent in the break-in. My feet literally get trashed wearing these, last hike left me barely walking. My guess is the fit, as I have wide, flat feet and they just never seemed to conform to my big dogs.
If you're considering these, make certain the fit is perfect. Quality is top notch and cannot get much better. I ended up putting mine on consignment after last week's Mt. Jefferson assault which left my feet in severe pain.