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Millet Davai Mountaineering Boot - Men's

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    High-altitude climbing just got more enjoyable.

    When you want to tackle the world's toughest climbs in some of the world's toughest regions, you need a boot that has been specifically built for the task, such as the men's Davai Mountaineering Boot from Millet. A PTFE membrane combines with a built-in gaiter to help keep moisture and snow outside. The Cordura and Superfabric uppers are extremely durable and abrasion-resistant, so you don't have to worry about what your boots are doing while you're struggling to place your next piece of pro. Belaying in the snow on long pitches can be really cold on your feet; luckily, Millet added Primaloft synthetic insulation throughout the Davai to maintain warmth and circulation through the boot. An EVA midsole provides cushioning for those long, all-day pushes, and the Vibram rubber soles ensure traction when you're on top of the world. The Davai is compatible with all types of crampons, so there's no need to change anything up just to upgrade your boots.

    • PTFE membrane
    • Cordura and Superfabric upper
    • Semi-rigid outer with built-in gaiter
    • Laces with gaiter overlay
    • Primaloft synthetic insulation
    • EVA midsole
    • Vibram rubber outsole
    • Compatible with all crampons
    • Item #MIL000P

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    Cordura, Superfabric
    Waterproofing
    PTFE membrane
    Insulation
    PrimaLoft
    Temperature Rating
    [comfort limit] -4 F
    Closure
    lace, zippered gaiter
    Last
    Alpine Fit
    Midsole
    dual-density
    Sole
    Vibram Marmolada Light
    Style
    super-gaiter
    Crampon Compatibility
    step-in
    Claimed Weight
    [single] 1 lb 12.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    3 years

    Tech Specs

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    Warm, Light and Comfortable Boot

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: US 8

    I really do love these boots. They required very little break in. The first season, I used them in San Juans to climb Mount Wilson, El Diente and Quray ice park. I am now into my second season and recently climbed Cayambe, Antisana and Chimbarazo in harsh conditions. They were soaked in rain and my feet stayed warm, dry and blister free.

    This weekend I summited Mount Rainier in good conditions and had another great adventure on the Emmons Route with 5000 vertical ascent on summit day. Still no blisters.

    I have never worn gaiters with these boots and always pack them in my bag. On the descent we had about 2,500ft of slushy soft Noon snow where I was stepping into the snow past the gaiter tops. Not a drop of moister was in the boot. Then we had a 1000ft Glisade down and snow was piling up around my knees. Still, dry as can be. I will never carry extra gaiters again, thus lightning my load another 12oz.

    The trick I learned for pro Guide Chad Peele is to keep the boots fairly loose so that you get a little heel lift. Too tight and you will cut off circulation and force the boot to rub, causing blisters. On flat approaches, I basically cinch the laces and zip them into the gaiter without tying them at all. Very comfortable!

    The fabric is also super durable. At times when exhausted, I have kicked my boots with crampons on at least two dozen times. I have torn my pants and ripped some nice shells, but the fabric on the boots are perfect with no signs of crampons ever touching them, although I have.

    These boots are awesome and a super value. I only paid around $300 for these, new on sale.

    The only critisimn I have is that most Guides have not seen these boots and they seem skeptical when I am at the gear check, but I just say they are comparable to La Sportiva Baturas and they leave me alone.

    First trial

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 11.5

    First time I had tried Millet Davai on one day hiking. So, winter boot, air temperature about 0 C. Anyway, no complains. I have got 11.5 size boots, fits good for my 10.5 feet. Rubber sole designed for real ice and snow. Do not use them on pure rocks terraces. I has used them ones on crossing glacier without crampons. Unacceptable behaviour, but the gripping features had worked brilliant.

    First trial

    LIGHT, Warm, well-priced.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been climbing in these boots for 2 seasons now, mostly in Ouray, but also doing some winter mountaineering in RMNP. They fit great (I have a slightly wider foot than most), and I dig the usage of lots of Cordura super fabric for extra-burlyness. They are very light- when they first came out, they were lighter than the Phantom Guide 6k, Batura, and comparable Salewa Boot. Although there are lighter options out now, for the money, these are hard to beat. Primaloft insulated and Italian made, they are warm and extremely well-built. The EVa midsole is huge for the long days in the park (like hiking/climbing Longs peak in winter). My feet weren't completely jacked after 15 miles in/out . Looking forward to another big winter in the Millet Davais.

    Millet's boots definitely have a wider toe box. I have Hobbit-feet from 15 years of rock climbing, so my feet are all wide at the toes... The Davais feel good to me because of this, and I think they would accomodate your extra toe (you must have really good balance!).