Kayland K1


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Kayland K1
Manufacturer Kayland
Page By paule
Page Type May 1, 2003 / May 1, 2003
Object ID 728
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For extreme performance on speed ascents or climbing on sport routes and big walls, these offer ergonomic design, lightness and technical performance.

Unique ankle design features a flexible cuff that improves the foot's natural movement and flex, helping maintain the boot close to the leg

Adjustable instep lacing allows you to personalize the fit around the cuff of the boot with variable lacing options for cinching down heels

Adjustable assymetric tongue accomodates different foot volumes for a wide range of fit, and adapts to the shape of the shin bone

Unique collar features special padding with ergonomic design for improved comfort and a snug fit

Carbon-reinforced heel frame reduces the impact force of the heel, improving stability on steeper terrain, performance and comfort

Water-resistant 3mm nubuck leather uppers with waterproof booties keep feet protected in wet conditions; protective rubber rand for durability

Lightweight insoles feature a nylon/Kevlar® weave, with aluminum backing for heat reflection, and a felt top for warmth

Full nylon midsoles are completely rigid and feature a dual-density toe area to absorb shock during front pointing

EVA midsoles cushion every step

Low-profile outsoles enhance sensitivity and precision on the trail; step-in crampon compatible

Vibram® Kommandos rubber outsoles features self-cleaning lugs, with undercut heels for improved braking


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paule - May 1, 2003 6:20 pm - Voted 3/5

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These are some nice looking boots, but when the rubber meets the mountain, they really put the squeeze on my toes. The primary issue, is that they are aggressively narrow like many other Italian boots. I found them uncomfortable when frontpointing as well. The rand seams near the heel are not very promising either.

I felt for the price, there were many other boots to choose from, like Nepal Tops. If your feet are really narrow, these boots might work out for you.

alpinedan - Nov 15, 2005 11:34 am - Voted 5/5

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great boots. I ordered these and a pair of pro ice boots. the pro ice boots had a wider fit so I kept those. if these fit your feet great as they are fine Italian craftsmanship and built great. Kayland stuff is super. they are built with the same if not better quality as nepal extremes.

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