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boots, boots, boots?

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I have used leathers on Rainier, etc. I have also used them for ice climbing up to WI3. They are plenty warm and dry down to below 20 degrees. I have used them for many winter climbs without regrets.

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I think if you can only get one pair now, get good leather boots

or fabric boots. They are the best for overall climbing, winter

and summer. If you going winter climbing get the insulated type.

I went on a 35 mile hike/climb with La sportiva, NEPAL EVO GTX, came out with a small blister on one toe. Believe me I save money

when I can but not with boots. As for plastics, only for extreem cold would I use them, why? I prefer nimble feet to clumsy feet,

your life is in your feet literly. I have climbed in really cold

conditions and yes your feet can get cold, I have climbed with these boots down to -20F , keep moving and use chemical toe warmers.

With all that said, new gear is coming out all the time so who

knows what wonder boot they may have next?

Try on everything you can for a good amount of time, go to several stores (new boots cost too much to make a goof), find

a boot that feels like a tennis shoe with weights. Don't look

at the price tag. Save money elsewhere.

 

Dan

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I would check out, La sportiva, NEPAL EVO GTX, TRANGO EXTREME EVO GTX , ETC in fact the whole La sportiva line of boots. For

double boots I would look at

 

http://www.sportiva.com/products/prod/232

 

http://www.summitpostgear.com/gear/921/nuptse-mountaineering-boot.html

 

I have no experience with these double boots but they look like

the boot for me. I like La sportiva because they fit my foot

like a tennis shoe, of course this is foot dependent, I do use

a arch support with them, this takes up some room inside the boot so if you need to do the same bring arch supports with you

when trying them on. As good as my boots are they have no built

in arch support.

 

Dan

 

 

 

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La Sportiva Glaciers, I waxed mine 4 times before I ever wore them and continue to wax them every 4th time I go out,whichis

at least once a month year round. They have never leaked a drop of water and were only damp from sweat. they have been with me for about two years. I will probably buy another pair to replace them. They are very sturdy and accept clip on crampons.

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