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Hey Guys,

Could you please explain the...

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Hey Guys,

Could you please explain the difference between Insulated Plus and Performance fit between these boots.

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Hey Brad. I've researched the Mammut Nordwand, Scarpa Phantom Guide and the Salewa's. The difference between the Salewa Insulated Plus and the Performance is simply how the boot fits. Both have equal amounts of Thinsulate insulation and lacing system, however the Insulated Plus has a wider toe box. I just returned the Insulated Plus in favor of the Performance. I am 6-1, 195 with a 10-5 to 11 mid volume foot. I ordered the Insulated in 11 and with a normal sock (not mountaineering) the boot was too wide in the toe box and heel was not locked down. So I ordered the performance that has a more streamlined fit, also in 11. The size of the 11 was spot on, with just enough length. Just too wide for my foot. I can't comment on the boot yet until I get enough trips to pen a review. Hope this helps.

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Hi Brad, Salewa rep here. Spencer has it right. The Insulated Plus is 4mm wider (approx. an "E" fit) than the Performance. Good for wide feet, thicker socks & when you want to come home from Denali with all your toes!