Norris wrote:Wow! La Sportiva REALLY makes some of their boots up to size 50?? I've never seen sizes greater than 48 listed on their website or on retailer's web sites... Would that be a custom request for extra cost? Any details?
The sizes for the Baruntse are listed right on the LS website so they aren't custom. Whittaker Mountaineering stocks the Baruntses in those larger sizes. On their site a 49 is a 14.5 and the 50 is a 15 plus. Same cost as any other Baruntse.
I don't think LS makes custom boots and almost all the rest of their shoe/boot offerings don't go up to that size. I guess they sized up this one boot in an attempt to compete with Lowa for the very very small market share of plus sized mountaineering boots. Here's to hoping that they'll expand their offerings in the future.