Your perspective changes once you're a few miles up into the mountains.
- Bi-directional ankle flex accommodates the natural stride without sacrificing necessary support for load-bearing
- Gore-Tex membrane guarantees waterproof protection and breathability
- Dual-density PU midsole targets typical pressure points throughout stride
- Tough nubuck leather upper resists weather and abrasion
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I bought these for my mom-in-law and she loves them! she would not take them off walking around the house. they have been traveling down south and hikes in them everyday. Great fit, great style and easy to break in!
Solid construction and great fit.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Needed to replace a 20 year old pair of Raichle boots, which aren't even made anymore. Wanted a full leather boot, so looked at several websites of both retailers and manufacturers to see who made women's boots. Tried several differnet pairs, and these fit my foot right out of the box without being too short, too narrow in the toe box, uncomfortable ankle collar, etc. Was impressed with the construction (not chintzy hardware), nice materials, and overall fit/finish. Took them following weekend backpacking to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and no problems. Been on several short hikes since, and these are great for shorter hikes too. I don't have a narrow foot, but my heels are more narrow. No major slipping - just normal tiny movement with a shoe having stiff sole. SIze seems spot on.
Scarpa Hunza GTX Women's
I am trying to decide between the Hunza...
I am trying to decide between the Hunza and the Manali --which are basically the same boot but the Hunza is leather and the Manali is synthetic. I have tried on both and they both fit great. I will use them for snowshoeing, long day hikes (up to 12 miles) and I do maybe 2 backpacking trips per year (40 pound pack). I have bunions, which are my biggest issue (and the ball of my foot tends to gets sore too). Which boot would you recommend for my needs?
The Scarpa Hunza GTX has a dual density midsole and the Manali GTX doesn't. The Hunza GTX just might be more comfortable on longer days but YMMV. Fit is of course paramount. If they fit the same, go for the boot with the dual density midsole.