Comfortable out of the box

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Claire from Flagstaff on Tuesday, April 25, 2017
So far I've worn these boots on 3 hikes of 5 miles or less each, with a good bit of elevation gain, and mostly trailless. I've been pleased at how comfortable they are and that they are not nearly as "clunky" or clumsy feeling as I expected. I bought these to replace a pair of La Sportiva Makalu's that I've had for several years and have never really liked. The Scarpa's are comfortably padded but with nice ankle flexibility. I do find the footbed to be a bit hard and may add a cushier insole. I'll be taking these to the mountains of SW Colorado in a couple of weeks to climb Mt Wilson so will have a better sense of snow performance then.

I was a little concerned about sizing. I normally wear a 10.5 running shoe and the US equivalent to the EU sizing was a 10, but I've got plenty of room for thick socks and to wiggle my toes.
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