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Gear Review

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close to the nepals-but not identical

I bought these as an alternative to the La sportiva Nepals. I used them a couple of times, but later sold them to purchase the Nepals due to the fact that the heel locks much better on the Nepals. But that is just my particular foot so who knows how they will fit other peoples individual feet.

For those of you that may have (or be thinking of purchasing) the la sportiva trangos and so forth-this is a much taller boot. The trangos are more flexible in the ankle but provide less support-so its a trade off for what your needs are for the particular style of climbing you want to do. If I had to do a long approach in a full shank boot, I would rather have the trangos, but on colder climbs, where I will face deeper snow or crossing rivers etc-i would rather have these than the trangos etc.

And lastly, these do fit wider than the Nepals, but I have a pretty fat foot and the nepals still fit fine.

Otherwise, they are a great boot that is a less expensive version of the nepal.

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The heel lock is what does it for me: Nepal Evo vs Scarpa Mt Blanc - my narrow heel fits the LS Nepal Evo much better. The Mt Blanc is a fine boot, though!