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Postby Bartjuh » Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:07 am

Hey all,

I have a pair of Meindl Mountain Crack Pro GTX's, but there killing me :roll:
They are too narrow around the ball of my foot area, and apart from the blisters it feels like the bloodcirculation in my foot just stops after a while...

Can anyone advise me on some good mountaineering shoes (D-type) with more width around the ball of foot area? Purpose of the shoes; alpine climbs (4000m) & ice climbing. Should be usable with automatic crampons.

Thanks in advance!!
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Postby LakeofConstance » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:29 pm

Scarpa boots have a wide toe box. The Jorasses are excellent alpine boots.
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Postby Bartjuh » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:09 am

Thanks for the advise, I'm gonna have a look at the Scarpa's.
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Postby Honkeydong » Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:46 am

You may check to see if they offer a wide size selection. Vasque and others do, and it really makes a difference for sock sizes we use on the mountains, trails, and general trekking done in our specialized boots. Of course: YMMV.
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