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lizard_brain

Plastic Boots - Suggestions? Faves?

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My old Koflack Degres are SHOT. I had them for years, and liked them a lot. They fit perfectly, and were comfortable on approaches. I went looking for a new pair, but it looks like they are not making them anymore. Can't find them anywhere.

 

Anything else comperable in a hard-shell boot? My feet get cold easily (Reynaud's), so I use them a lot for both glacer and snowshoeing. Better wide than narrow.

 

Anybody...?

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I've got Lowa Civettas and I'm not particularly fond of them. The design puts a lot of wear on the inner boot.

 

Unfortunately, they are the only plastic boot that comes in size fricken huge.

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You can get the Koflach Vertical, which has the shell of the Arctis Expe, but with thinner liners, for relatively cheap here, and I think they've got most sizes. Should fit comparable to your Degre:

 

 

Edit: Not many sizes left.

 

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The local shop has a notice from Atomic stating that they are shutting down Koflach Mountaineering boots - no more.

 

Lowa are in my experience very narrow.

 

I have a pair of the Asolo Evolution that I passed liners back and forth with a pair of Arctis Expe, and they are only slightly narrower.

 

If you want to go non-hard shell, I have talked to lots of people with wide feet who like the Vasque 9000. Same for the Millet 8km boots.

 

Good luck.

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LB - I can't see where you mentioned your size, but I have some Vericals, size 11 that are in great shape. Just a little large for me. Here they are:

 

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I was just at PMS and they have replacement liners - I think I'll give the shells a look over and decide if that's the way to go. There's a bit of de-lam around the edges, but I think some super glue will take care of that.

 

2 more seasons...

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If you mean the rubber rand when you say de-lam, I'd recommend "barge cement" - I don't know if super glue would work - esp. in the temp. range these might have to endure.

 

 

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I think it's a brand - comes in a yellow and red tube says "Barge Cement". Actually, I think the guy at the shop I go to most would probably do it for me for free - they have a tube laying around all the time.

 

Many climbing shops, shoe repair places and some hardware stores carry it.

 

You could always ask at wherever they know you by name.

 

 

 

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