JohnFwrote a review of La Sportiva Spantik Mountaineering Boot on November 19, 2014
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
I got these for a trip to some 6000m+ Himalayan peaks, never once had an issue with cold feet the entire time. Did some ice climbing while there too and had plenty of control for the technical parts, well worth the extra money over the Baruntse's.
I have a size 42 in the Nepal Evo's which fit perfect and went up half a size for the Spantiks which was the perfect fit.