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Inverno

 
Inverno

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Object Title: Inverno

Manufacturer: Scarpa

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Created/Edited: Nov 27, 2009 / Nov 27, 2009

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Product Description

*From REI.com

Features removable, lace-up high altitude liners with a special reflective coating for top thermal performance, comfortable foam footbeds and an insulating brushed lining

Rigid and durable Pebax® plastic shells are completely waterproof and maintain flexibility in extreme cold

Hinged ankles and tongues made of soft plastic allow ankle flexibility; hard plastic uppers ensure support and protection

Rustproof, riveted hardware secures lacing; full rubber randing enhances edging ability and abrasion resistance

EVA midsoles add critical cushioning and insulation

Vibram® Stabeler outsoles offer excellent grip, stability and durability
Aggressively rockered soles balance the boots' stiffness and allow a normal gait during approach

Boots are compatible with step-in crampons

Specs

*From REI.com

Style - Mountaineering
Cut - High
Waterproof - Yes
Upper - Thermoplastic elastomer
Lining - Brushed nylon
Midsole - EVA insert
Support - Thermoplastic shell
Outsole - Rubber
Crampon compatibility - Step-in
Average weight - 5 lbs. 10 oz.
Average weight - metric - 2.55 kilograms

Review

Excellent all around boot. These boots suprise you in that they are not flashy, not particularly expensive, nor technically advanced. I liken them to the 50 year old Whirlpool washer/dryer at Sears. They got the design right 50 years ago, why mess with a good thing?

These boots are not the most comfortable boot on the market, but after a short break in period, they will again suprise you. I've heard complaints that they are heavy and cold. I have experienced neither. I took them on two trips to Denali and one winter ascent of Shasta and they performed like a charm. However, like all boots, you need to try them out and each persons feet dynamics/tollerance varies.

Some people have liner inserts and some have gone so far as to remove the stock liner and have a custom liner "vaccuumed" to their foot. I find that over time, these liners break down. I simply put in an arch support and that seems to work for me.

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climbncookieMost Bashed Boot

Voted 4/5

I have read several reviews that bash this boot for heel lift, but I have also read several that praise to boot for warmth, support and value. The boot is dead simple, so simple when i first explored it's features I thought "That's it?", but after taking this boot out on a couple of climbs and approach hikes I have figure out some of it's quirks. To avoid shin bang while walking undo the top laces, it has nice lace grippers that allow you to have different lace tension on the uppers and lowers. Great little feature. I have also used for all day ice climbing with no problems.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 11:14 pm

PeakBeggarGood Boot

Hasn't voted

I have used my pair on three climbs now and I enjoy them more each time. My first time i received nasty blisters on my shins and also from the pivot point on the inside of my heel. My second trip up mt. shuksan went well and no blisters. My third trip, up rainier, and my feet were fine though they were quite soggy.
I am not sure if my sizing is wrong but there is a small amount of heel lift when i am front pointing with crampons which I have not been able to combat well.
Overall I am very happy with these boots
Posted Sep 6, 2010 10:24 pm

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