Gear Review

5 5

Just like slippers

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I was really worried about ordering these boots considering what more than a few people said about the heel blister issues, but I have been impressed so far. I bought these as a replacement for my La Sportiva Onix GTX-XCR boots which I loved, but which fell apart...twice. I sent both pairs back with no questions asked. Anyway, the Salewa's arrived and I wasn't too happy when I put them on. I thought there was going to be a serious issue with the heels, but after about two weeks of 8 hour/day use, they have molded to my feet very nicely. It's a more robust boot that my previous La Sportiva, but still in approximately the same category. No hot spots, no blisters, and plenty of room in the toebox. For comparison, I'd say the are a bit wider than the La Sportiva's, but I ordered the same size and my feet are not sliding around or anything like that. I also got Smartwool PHD midweight socks which seem to be a really good match for this boot. So far... I'm sold on Salewa and will definitely be buying more!

Just like slippers