great boot

Verified Buyer Reviewed by ncroclimber from Raleigh, NC on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I've been trying to find a boot that fits for months. Finally, I did. I really wanted the Lowa Renegade from REI to work. Its an incredibly well made boot. However, after a 2 mile easy walk in the woods with the dogs it had already rubbed a nasty blister on my heel. I also ordered the La Sportiva Omega, Kayland Titan Rock, Kayland Titan Ferrata, Kayland Micro Plume, and the Asolo Flame in regular width. I will review these specially for each boot.
Out of ALL these boots, the Flame wide fit my foot perfectly. I don't have a super wide foot, but the regular width squeezed my forefoot uncomfortably. The wide isn't that much wider, but it's just enough for my feet. The heel is perfect with almost no slippage going up hill. All the other other boots I tried slipped severely.
I can't say how long the sole will last as it's not Vibram. However, it sticks to the trail very well.
My only minor gripe are the laces. They seem abnormally abrasive. I've rubbed some skin off tightening them. I am a rock climber of 43 yrs so yes, my hands are appropriately calloused.
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