Great boot for the low cost!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Vyzr from ADK on Friday, April 8, 2016
So I've had Scarpa Mont Blanc, Mont Blanc Pro, Salewa Pros, La Sportiva Nepal EVOs, La Sportiva Nepal Cubes and Lowa Wiesshorns.
Wanted to get a boot that was good quality but at an amazingly good price, which is where these boots come in.
Ordered this boot in two sizes, an 11 and 11.5 (my foot measures at 10.5, but I like the extra room for kicking steps and coming down... my toes won't bump).
The 11 was a little short (almost felt like a 10.5), but the 11.5 was perfect. Has a good 1/2 inch, maybe a bit more, room at the front of my toes.
Fit wise, it fits like a Mont Blanc and Nepal Cube, with a medium wide heel, medium midfoot, and ample wide forefoot with nice toe width. It's definitely not as skinny as the La Sportiva Nepal EVO or the Mont Blanc Pro and Salewa Pros, and totally not super tight like the Lowa Weisshorns were.
I was a little worried about the heel lift I was getting at first, but that was simply a factor of the boot leather "stretching out" during break-in. Now after 30 or so miles of Adirondacks peak bagging, I can crank the heel lock and not worry about stretchy leather heel slip.
They walk similar to the Nepal EVO, but not as good as the Mont Blanc, Nepal Cubes or Lowa Weisshorns (which happened to be the best boot of the bunch for approach hikes). The Mont Blanc Pro and Salewas were terrible at approach. Overall, for walking/hiking ability, these are in the middle of the bunch.
Strap on a pair of crampons to them and they perform admirably, going up Gothics North Face with no problems at all, and eating up Tucks on Mt Washington. Haven't done any vertical ice, so I cannot comment on that. Honestly, all these boots have similar feeling going up steeper snow.

All in all, this boot is a keeper. I will be ordering another pair of 11.5 when they have the proper coupon again. For literally less than 1/2 the price of the other boots I've mentioned here, you get a boot that easily competes with all of them, any day of the week.

Great boot for wider feet (just like Scarpa Mont Blanc).
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