Torture Device

Reviewed by B from Grand Teton, Wyoming on Sunday, January 16, 2011
Out of the box, this boot looks like a masterpiece. I wear size 11-12, and with an 11.5 I can wear a heavyweight sock over a regular sock to increase the insulation. I am intensely partial to leather boots because of how well they break in and the ease of maintaining water resistance. The bill of this boot is fatter than most, but will fit into Rottefella Telemark Pros or Voile HD Mountaineers on the first setting.

HOWEVER
The construction and design of this boot (once used for backcountry touring) is exceptionally terrible. When flexing the boot for my kick-and-glide, the leather folds harshly onto the joints of my big toes and if used on all day tours becomes extremely painful. The left boot folds bizarrely, causing additional toe discomfort.

I was hoping this would subside once they broke in after a couple days use. Instead the leather began to crack at the flex points after THREE DAYS. Don't be fooled by the price, manufacturer, or appearance. This boot will support your foot and repel water. If you plan to ski for more than one hour then this boot is to be avoided.
  • Cons: Causes Blisters, Uncomfortable
  • Describe Yourself: Advanced Skier
  • Pros: Easy Entry & Exit, Good Support, Warm
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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