Burchey wrote:Not sure on the sizing, but do you already own a good set of double boots? If so, a supergaiter might be a better/cheaper solution.
I don't - but buying triple boots will be just a little more expensive than double boots + gaiters and overboots (Last year's Millet Everest sells for about 599 online)
How did you choose the size of your double boots ? are they the same size you normally wear or bigger ?
I think it's important to consider several things. Are you just trying for Denali, and your boots will sit in the closet or get sold on Ebay 2 weeks after your return like so many before you?...or would versatility in gear benefit you because you already do and will continue to climb a variety of peaks?
If it's the latter, you'd probably be better off with a good double boot with a supergaiter - you can strip the supergaiter when you don't need as much warmth on a lesser hill. My old climbing buddy wears Spantiks, and uses the Mountain Tools supergaiter with those. That's just an example, there are many cheaper good boots that will keep you plenty warm.
As far as sizing goes, it depends on the brand a little, especially with the width. My understanding is that Scarpa/Lowa boots tend to treat a wider foot more kindly. Not sure about Millet. Folks with normal-width feet do well with Sportiva.