Nathaniel Wilson

Nathaniel Wilson

Aotearoa New Zealand

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Nathaniel Wilson

Nathaniel Wilson wrote a question about on January 22, 2014

Greetings from NZ. I'm looking for a lightweight-but-capable trail boot, and the Wings Sky seems to fit the bill in many respects. However, previously a pair of Salomon XA Pro Ultra 3D 2 trail shoes have given me blisters on the arches of my feet, probably due to the high arch profile of the shoes (and perhaps also to the narrow sole width at the arch, and the fact that the OrthoLite insole is rubberised at the arch). As the Sky Wings also apparently features a "high arch", is it likely that I would encounter the same problem with arch (!) blisters? If so, what other light-but-capable trail boots can you recommend (ideally, but not essentially, non-GTX!). Would any of the following be worth a look: The North Face Hedgehog Guide Tall GTX III; La Sportiva Hyper Mid; Salewa Hike/Alp/Mountain Trainer Mid? Many thanks!

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Nathaniel Wilson wrote a question about on July 9, 2011

Re. Binding-Compatibility... Phil's question (April 27) about the binding-compatibility of these boots gained some inconsistent answers. Just to clear the air, will these boots work:
(a) Only with tech- (i.e., Dynafit-) compatible bindings? OR
(b) All Alpine Touring bindings (e.g., including Fritschi Freeride Pro, Marker Tour F12)?

Also, if the answer is (a), is this because these boots lack big enough welts?

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