Wonderful fit and quality! A great liner as well. The laceing helps low profile feet get a good fit. A good walker, and crank it down with little or no heal slip for the steep stuff. Comfy, yes for a double boot, and very warm! 40 years in mountaineering boots and THIS IS IT!!!
(Posted on 8/4/2013)
Really happy with these boots. They replaced my Nepals for everything but the warmest spring snow climbing. I'm pretty consistently a size 10 & got these in a 44, which is a perfect fit. I have a relatively narrow and low volume foot. When i purchased these boots the toes were snug and I felt pressure from the top of the boot right over my toes. I heat molded the liners and after that they fit fantastic (i cut a thin sock to cover the front 2/3 of my feet, placed 1 toe spacer over my toes & then placed a ski sock over that. I placed the heated liners on with an aftermarket footbed slid on the shell and laced them up. I walked around for ~20 minutes, did some calf raises over a broom handle. My heel is locked down pretty damn well! This did the trick! I've hiked a few 14ers, lead WI4/5 in them and have not been disappointed in their performance. Since they fit so well, they actually climb vertical ice better than my Nepals. I am so happy I pulled the trigger on these boots! If you are looking for a really warm, sturdy boot with a reasonably customized fit that does everything well, you should check out this boot.
(Posted on 7/11/2012)