Koflach plastic boots
My old Koflachs have just fallen apart today. Despite looking perfect at the start of the walk. I guess that there are changes happening in the plastic that are imperceptible.
All walkers and climbers should be aware of the risk of this in old plastic boots and I suspect that a responsible manufacturer - there is no such a thing - would warn purchasers of this. Take care out there, I may be gone for some time.
I bought it in 1980's. I use it for hiking in snow, ride snowmobile and ice climbing. Plastic just dried out and brittle. It just happen today. I was trying to find new one. I could not find new one.
I think they don't make them anymore. I have tried look at www.koflach.com. It say website is in maintenance come back check us later. It has been like that for 2-3 years. Wonder what happen to that company. They are great shoes. They always keep me warm.
Price Paid: about $150
My first plastics, I love them! Just spent 3 days on Mt. Ranier at about 10000' training for glacier travel. These boots kept me toasty and dry and were comfortable. Wear them loose around the cuff and if they fit well there will be no problems. Koflach makes Alpine ski boots that fit my kind of foot well too (low arch, wide forefoot, narrow heel). Good boot!
Use: Snow, Glacier
Break-in Period: None
Price Paid: $200
I purchased a pair in the '80s. Very warm and versatile.
I haven't worn them for a few years and went out today to Box Hill. The completely split apart so plastic has a life span?
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