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a Question about BOOTS

Postby mtnbnd » Wed Nov 04, 2009 3:34 pm

so I am ready for some new boots. I am moving to Asheville, NC and will be hiking, camping, rock climbing, winter hiking, ice climbing(if I can find the southern ice), so I need to get a good new set of boots since my old pair are shot.


I used to have a pair of Vasque Sundowners that were comfy and durable. I am considering the Limmer Standard too.

So does anyone have any advice or suggestions on my next set of footwear?
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Postby Sarah Simon » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:17 pm

My summer boots = Asolo Attivas
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/358, ... Women.html

My winter boots = Scarpa Summit GTX
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/ ... mv_pc=r126

Granted, the above links reference women's boots, but they should have men's versions of the same.

Have fun!

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Re: a Question about BOOTS

Postby ksolem » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:24 pm

mtnbnd wrote: ...hiking, camping, rock climbing, winter hiking, ice climbing(if I can find the southern ice)...


For me that would be at least five sets of boots. Actually more since I have to have at least four pairs of rock climbing shoes at all times... :wink:
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Postby connollyck » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:18 pm

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Postby RickF » Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:59 am

I agree with Kris, many varied activities call for varied footwear. But I also agree with Connollyck, if I could only take one pair of boots, I'd take the La Sportivas. I've hiked climbed and cramponed many long days, very comfortably in my La Sportivas.
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Re: a Question about BOOTS

Postby kevin trieu » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:21 am

ksolem wrote:
mtnbnd wrote: ...hiking, camping, rock climbing, winter hiking, ice climbing(if I can find the southern ice)...


For me that would be at least five sets of boots. Actually more since I have to have at least four pairs of rock climbing shoes at all times... :wink:


say it isn't so! there HAS to be a magical pair of boots that will do it all!
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Postby connollyck » Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:56 am

i LOVE those sportivas. i have a pair of plastic koflachs and they barely get used anymore. Unless I'm going to be on snow/ice the whole time with NO rock, then I will bust out the doubles, but overall those sportivas are awesome! i highly reccomend them. i got them for 365 at explore64 on sale if youre bargain hunting--cheapest i could find (not sure if theyre still on sale)
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Postby 96avs01 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:46 pm

^^^R u F'n kidn...Olympus Mons for summer trips...WTF
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Re: a Question about BOOTS

Postby bdynkin » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:06 pm

mtnbnd wrote:I am moving to Asheville, NC and will be hiking, camping, rock climbing, winter hiking, ice climbing(if I can find the southern ice), so I need to get a good new set of boots since my old pair are shot.


I've backpacked from Alaska to Grand Canyon, toproped to 5.9 rock, lead moderate ice and did many years of winter hiking (with thick socks) in NH in these boots:

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/p/347, ... r-Men.html

IMHO, these boots come pretty close to a-one-boot-do-it-all. $140 price isn't too bad either, eh?
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Postby Casey Bates » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:56 pm

I recommend the Scarpa Charmoz: http://www.rei.com/product/748422?cm_mm ... erralID=NA

And the La Sportiva Trango:
http://www.rei.com/product/721444?cm_mm ... erralID=NA

They fit about the same, but the Scarpa has a little more room in the toe box. I have used these for ice climbing, general mountaineering and they are my day hikers too. Very versatile.
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Postby 96avs01 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:16 am

Casey Bates wrote:I recommend the Scarpa Charmoz: http://www.rei.com/product/748422?cm_mm ... erralID=NA

And the La Sportiva Trango:
http://www.rei.com/product/721444?cm_mm ... erralID=NA

They fit about the same, but the Scarpa has a little more room in the toe box. I have used these for ice climbing, general mountaineering and they are my day hikers too. Very versatile.


If the OP is considering either they might also look at the Triolet, which I have found to be a bit more durable. I personally wouldn't do a whole lot of winter stuff in them, but I have cold toes with previous frostbite episodes. YMMV

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Postby MountaingirlBC » Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:11 am

Really hard to generalize boots cuz feet vary so much but I'm totally digging my Lowas:

http://www.spgear.org/gear/1332/mountai ... t-gtx.html

Super comfy, light, waterproof, warm & won't fall apart after one season.
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