I have owned numerous pairs of top name brand mountaineering boots, these are the best ones yet.
I have hard to fit feet that don't match each other, a pair of these will fit on both feet.
Delivery was on a Wednesday, I wore them around the house and short walks with the dogs, then a 10 hour climb the following Sunday. No boot pain of any kind.
These boots grip well on most surfaces and give confidence that when you place a foot it will stay. They're comfortable when side hilling. They edge well when needed, even on steep beargrass when everyone else is slipping and falling I stay on my feet.
They're nice to hike in and climb in, I put them on when I leave home, tighten them when I start, hike and climb and am comfortable even if I wear them after the hike is over.
Bought a pair of last year's, wore a hole in the rand, (possibly burned it by a campfire) got a pair of this year's since I needed boots and Backcountry would get them to me in 2 days where resoling takes longer. I will have 2 pairs when the older ones are back from the resoling. I'm glad I'll have an extra pair just in case.
I was not sure I wanted this year's because of the colors but I got rid of those ugly orange laces and replaced the laces with black so they look better than the ones you see in the picture.