Great! Runs large!

Verified Buyer Reviewed by akhiker from Alaska on Monday, June 16, 2014
These really do seem like great boots! I have not used them outdoors yet, but am very happy with the purchase now that I have a size that fits. They do run at least a 1/2 size too large, in keeping with most Lowa boots. I was counting on STP to put the notice in the ad about these boots running large, it wasn't there when I ordered them and so I initially ordered them in my size, and had to exchange them due to a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch gap in the heel/toe area depending on how i situated my foot in the boot. I am a true 7.5 shoe size (all my running shoes and other boots are 7.5), I now own the size 7 in this boot and the boot fits comfortably only if I wear my heavy weight smartwool socks. The construction of the boot is very good, I believe they are stiff enough for ice climbing, and they are definitely crampon compatible.
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