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Kayland Super Ice EVO Gore-Tex® Mountaineering Boots - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men)
Closeouts. A choice of professional mountain guides, the Kayland Super Ice EVO Gore-Tex® mountaineering boots have what it takes to keep you on the right path to the summit. Gore-Tex® Insulated Comfort waterproof breathable membrane joins Duratherm® XL insulation to keep your feet warm and dry, anatomically shaped reinforcements at the ankles add stability, and the Vibram® Teton outsole resists slippage on any terrain.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Surfrider Mike from New York on Tuesday, November 28, 2017At this juncture, I haven't put these boots to the test yet. But I have to say, for the quality of the boot, you're getting a ton for your money. I'll use these for vertical ice as well as general mountaineering. I've used plastic boots in years past and finally upgraded to a quality leather climbing boot. Fit is a little tricky. Much like a pair of LaSportiva approach shoes I own, the toe box is narrow. I have very average size feet but having climbed all these years, I understand why the boots are designed this way. That said, I'm typically a size 9 and after trying them on, sized up to a 9.5. Even the 9.5 though is a touch snug. I experimented with a few different socks though and found a great fit provided I'm wearing a thinner hiking sock. There seems to be ample insulation in here so I don't have to wear a really thick sock anyway. There's a double tongue and it's attached by Velcro except in the toe box where it's sewn in, so it's not removable. At first this caused some problems with rubbing but once I flattened it out, no issues. I'm confident these boots will prove to work out really well. And for half the price of most boots in this category, I'm pleased with my purchase.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Wally62 from Idaho on Monday, October 23, 2017Probably one of the most comfortable boots I have ever worn hunting. A whole lot of support.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Powderhoundjoe from new york on Tuesday, October 17, 2017These boots are built better than I expected solid comfortable and a true fit with my regular size I will definitely buy these again.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Abhishek from Boston on Saturday, April 1, 2017I usually wear US 12 size shoes. I went one size up (size 13) with these boots. That was an overkill. Unlike other hiking boots I tested (Scarpa Mont blanc pro, LA sportiva Nepal EVO), Kayland boots offer more length but there is a catch. The width of the boots are really narrow. I had to return this since I have a wide feet.
-> Decent build quality.
-> Good Insulation, especially the tongue part.
-> Good pricing.
-> Very narrow at the front.
-> The lace may run short.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by bob from Minnesota on Monday, March 27, 2017well built boot. nice stiff sole for climbing. Grivel and Black Diamond crampons fit as-is. I couldn't get my Petzl's to fit. Run small I would say. I wear Vasques shoes and boots in size 12.5 with some extra room for thick socks. I got the Kayland's in size 13 and can only wear a thin sock. They seem warmer than my Nepal EVO's. Lacing system is basic but with a few twists you can separate the toe box from the ankle support. Only negative thing is that they have a second tongue in them like the Nepals but it is not removable. It is fastened in place with an elastic band down in the toe box. I think they would fit better if I could pull it out farther. I haven't cut it off yet but probably will my next time out. For just hiking, of course they are pretty stiff. They have a little rocker and aren't the worst alpine boots I have walked in. Average maybe. Decent on rocks and stuff. Pretty slippery on ice but that is why you wear crampons. Only used them a dozen times so can't say how they wear but seem heavy duty enough for many seasons.