These are Tanks
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 42
I've climbed a number of 6000m peaks in South America in these boots, and they are going strong. They are built like a tank and could last a lifetime for the average recreational climber. I've also done technical ice climbing in these, including summiting Alpamayo using these boots: 5,947 m (19,511 ft).
When fitted properly (the heat molded liners are a big plus, you can get them fitted at your local ski shop) they are very comfortable. The main downside is they are very heavy boots. You can get lighter boots if you are willing to spend more, but they are probably also less durable.
What size do you normally wear? I am a 42 in regular sneakers, but not sure if to get 42.5 or 43 given the extra layering on my foot.