User Review: Scarpa Men's SL M3
Materials: leather, gore-tex (full sock)
Use: rough trail w/ heavy pack, mountains, ice, anywhere
Break-in Period: 1 month
Weight: quite heavy
Price Paid: 200$
My wife and I bought a pair each of these great boots back in 1997. We still use them and have done so every year since then.
Whenever we go anywhere we bring them - because of the comfort and the support. We have never had any trouble with our feet and legs on any of our trips.
They have walked us through dirt, rocks, mud, snow, ice - wet and dry - 4 seasons - in Himalaya - India - Hawaii - USA (east/west mountains) - Canada -Svalbard - Scandinavia - Faroe Island - Europe.
They are easy to clean because of the 1-piece leather design, which also is an advantage in rough areas with sharp stones and ice. They are not cut to pieces like many other so called hightech boots.
As of now (2010) they are still looking good, used -yes, scars -yes, but still in one piece and durable. We can't recommend these boots enough!
Regards Jimmy ;-)