Review by: zoob, 2004-04-27
I am so so happy with this boot! After many years of fussing with the non- walkable Scarpa Inverno/Vegas I have found the boot for me. I have a large size 12 foot with a 13 arch and my foot is also wide. This is the first plastic boot where I get no heel slip! They are surprisingly easy to walk/approach in with good forward flex that does not pinch your shin.
A bit spendy but well worth it. Also the over all boot is low volume so you dont have to worry about feet and movement like frankenstein!
Classic Vibram sole pattern that is quite sticky and edges well. The boot sports a carbon fiber "foot chasis" which wrapps the toe box shank and heel cup all in one. I think this gives the boot great control and balance, not to mention these plastics are only slightly heavier than a pair of leather Makalus! Really nice and light! Boot provides two lacing systems that are both actually on the shell. The standard outer laces secure the plastic tongue and the inner laces are not on the inner boot but on the inside of the shell. This Makes for a better fit (beleive it or not) and probably aids in walking. I havent had then in totally cold weather yet, but I am not doubting their capability to handle -20 or lower, Honest, I have done the Fairbanks thing! I have done the Barrow thing too.
CAnt find a good fit.. well plastics are finikey.... Don't hesitate to give these a shot.