rnrescue wrote:I have a sturdy pair of Asolos that I really like - they are a mid weight boot that works well for all season hiking in the mid west. I want to learn to use crampons this season. Is it best to use a strap on type with the boots I have? If so, could you recommend a crampon?
Or ... Should I get a new set of boots that would work with better crampons? It would be nice to have a boot I could use early spring/fall as well as winter - I get hot feet really easily!
MoapaPk wrote:Geez, the mid-west part just hit me harder. Do you really want crampons, or rather, something like Katoola microspikes? Will you ever be climbing sustained 30 degree+ slopes?
dadndave wrote:There's some good discussion and illustration on strap-ons for general purpose boots here:
I think you might find it useful and informative.
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