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Seeking US size 15/16 mountaineering boots, not plastics

Postby kaiwaldron » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:58 pm

I really want to find a boot like La Sportiva Trangos. Something that will not suck for approach hikes and can do reasonably well for rock climbing. I've been researching online and calling around and I've had a terrible time finding anyone who manufactures anything above a US size 14. Thus far I've called La Sportiva, Lowa, Asolo, Scarpa, Kayland, and the American Alpine Institute to see if they have any advice. I've worn the Lowa Civetta Extremes several times in the past and, while functional, that's not really what I'm looking for.

So, what do fellow big foots do? Are we stuck w/ hard plastic double boots like the Civetta and La Sportiva's Baruntse? Is getting a custom made boot an option? Any help is much appreciated.

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Kai
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Re: Seeking US size 15/16 mountaineering boots, not plastics

Postby Kai » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:26 pm

Custom may be your only option, although most of the custom boots I've seen are old-school leathers. Not as modern or light as the Trango, but certainly better than plastic double boots, however.

http://www.johncaldenboots.com/AboutUs.php

http://limmercustomboot.com/index.php?id=8

http://hikingbootshandcrafted.com/

By the way, you have a cool name.

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