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Reviewers Paid: $169.00
Could not be happier with these boots. They are quite beefy and if you are just going to be doing flat trails, thay might be overkill.
I took them up to the mountain the other day and they handled themselves quite nicely on the packed snow and even floated well in the powder.
The only complaint that I have is that the laces do not like to stay tied, I have not figured out how to keep them laced up as of yet for longer than 2-3 hundred yards.
Over all great boot!!!!
Use: Heavy hiking---light mountaineering
Break-in Period: Two days around the house, two more walking a couple of miles
Weight: 4 something I think
Price Paid: $169
Very comfortable and light compared to my Scarpa Comici's which were nearly 20 years old and into their 4th sole before they gave up the ghost. If only boots could talk they would have a few epics to tell ! I spent a lot of time researching this choice as my feet are not a regular shape ! They take my articulated crampons no problem although I think they might be a bit flexible for step-ins. Good all-round walking, hiking, scrambling and even a bit of rock climbing on Etive Slabs in Glen Coe - no problems. A very nice looking leather boot with the M4 Vibram sole. RECOMMENDED.
Materials: Leather Semi-stiffened
Use: All year round backpacking and winter mountaineering.
Break-in Period: None noticeable
Weight: Under 2 kg.
Price Paid: £140
a nice all year round boot. some may find them a little warm for summer use.
Materials: Reversed Amfibio
Use: 4 season mountain boot, Anything but flat and easy
Break-in Period: 2 Hard Days
Weight: 1.8 Kgs
Price Paid: £160