Verified Buyer Reviewed by NiTeMaRe from Upstate NY on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
I purchased these boots during a closeout sale after the season was over so I haven't actually worn them outdoors yet. I wanted a boot that would fill the gap between my Asolo TPS 520 GV backpacking boots and my plastic mountaineering boots, and these satisfied my requirements for warmth, fit, step-in (automatic) crampon compatibility, and low price. They don't hug my feet quite as much as the TPS 520's but I'm not sure they should, considering how rigid the soles are and the possible need for thicker socks. Walking around the house, they are definitely more comfortable than my rigid plastic boots. My only step-in crampons, Black Diamond Sabretooth Pros, fit securely on these boots. There seems to be a larger gap between the crampon's bar and the sole of the boot just in front of the heel (compared to my other boots), but I don't think it's going to be a problem. Can't wait to try them out in the mountains!
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