Great Mountaineering Boots!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: 10.5
Got these babies a couple months ago. Wore them around and did a couple short hikes in them to break them in. They're not too heavy either. Just did the Mount Adams Mazama Glacier this last weekend and they did great! My black diamond strap on crampons were solid in these boots. For a mountaineering boot, I was impressed with the comfort. Obviously, they're stiff so don't expect to be hiking in these for long periods off the snow surface. On the snow for kicking steps and ascending the glacier, I didn't have to worry about my footwear.
I really like how you can tighten these in three separate zones. The toe box and lower foot can be set with the locking eyelets. From there, by tightening the next eyelet up with a surgeon's knot, you can lock in your heel. The last few eyelets set the ankle support. With this you can really have a custom fit. I ordered a half size larger and that was perfect. I'm normally a size 10 and ordered 10.5 for these. Planning to do Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, and Mount Sahale this year so I'm happy to have these in my gear arsenal. Great boot Mammut!