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Lowe Civetta Extremes

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Anybody used em? How are they temperature wise? Seem very comforatble with a lot of ankle flexability. Good climbers?

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I've got them. They are pretty warm and stay dry. I think they run a little narrow, so you should definitely try a pair on. I fould that using all of the lacing loops made the boots way too stiff in the ankles for descents--by not lacing the ankle loop I could keep adequate support for my lower leg but provide flexibility to make walking in them comfortable (relativley speaking).

 

Bonus is that they come in a size 15--Lowa is the only company I am aware of to make a climbing boot that big. Makes me happy smile.gif

 

Now if only the skiing community would follow suit...

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if they fit, they are are really really good. You must have pencil feet, however. I wore em once and had to turn around a few hours outta the car, but that was a long time ago. The Vasque Ice 9000 looks like the boot to buy for warmth and any climbing w/o the crampons on too.

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thanks. i've tried them on already, feel good, i just wanted to here some opinions before i shelled out the dough.

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Sounds like you've already purchased them; regardless they are excellent boot with the obvious disclaimer assuming they fit. I have the standard liner (non extreme model) and have worn them in some fairly cold places and had no problems. I don't know if I agree with people's comments about them running narrow: I have the classic scarpa foot: widest around the arch/midfoot and a lower volume foot and these boots fit me best (though I have had them for some time so I can't say I have tried on any of the recent additions to the market). I would say both La Sportiva and Koflach run more narrow then Lowa.

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I think the whole "they run narrow" or whatever is BS. If the boot fits, it fits. La Sportiva is supposed to be a very narrow boot and I have two pairs, yet I have very fat feet.

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