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La Sportiva Makalu Mountaineering Boots Review

La Sportiva Makalu


Description
Medium


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Weight
4lb 6oz


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Review Date
July 4, 2011

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Reviewed by: KIlburn Hall ,  Mountaineer

Summary:
In the '90's- La Sportiva Makalu, Karakoram and lighter version Glacier were "The BOOT." In 2011- they are way overpriced for such old technology. I loved these boots and had them for 15-years but time and technology moved on while La Sportiva has not. I do not reccomend. If you want a 2012 mountaineering boot look at the SCARPA line. Same price as Makalu's, Karakorams and Glacier's but you are getting latest technology.

Customer Service:
Time and technology moves on while La Sportiva has not. I do not recommend in this price range.

Similar Products Used:
SCARPA M4
KAYLAND


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Review Date
June 10, 2005

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Mtnluvr72 ,  Mountaineer

Summary:
Overall a good general purpose mountaineering boot for the buck, I used them for Ice Climbing 2x & Glacier Traverse 3x. Was very satisfied but found them quite stiff & hard to break in for other easier walks or approach..There are better boots out there but when it came out, was highly recommeded.


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Review Date
July 6, 2004

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 5 of 5

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Reviewed by: TrailNuts ,  Backpacker

Summary:
fits just right
no need to break in
waterproof (stood in creek for 5 minuits)wears like foot armor
good grip

Customer Service:
n/a

Similar Products Used:
merril, vasque


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Review Date
July 6, 2004

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Reviewed by: TrailNuts ,  Backpacker

Summary:
fits just right
no need to break in
waterproof (stood in creek for 5 minuits)wears life foot armor
good grip

Customer Service:
n/a

Similar Products Used:
merril, vasque


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Review Date
June 15, 2004

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 5 of 5

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 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Big_Mike ,  Mountaineer

Summary:
The most comfortable and durable boots for such a stiff boot. There was no break-in period for me; I wore them for a day around the office for a day, then off on a 10 mile hike with 2000' of vertical, though I do have odd sized feet, 48, very narrow with a tall arch. 5 years and many miles later and they're still comfortable and stiff.

Similar Products Used:
2 pair Vasque (unknown model)


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