/ Which B2 boots?
I'm looking to purchase some new boots that I can use for general scrambling, some winter walking/scrambling as well as some summer alpinism. After trying on many a boot I've narrowed my choices down to three, but I'm having trouble deciding and was wondering what people's experiences with these particular boots were:
La Sportiva Trango S Evo: Felt great, nice and light and good fit. Just slightly concerned about stiffness (as many people have said, more like a B1-1.5), warmth in the winder, as well as durability.
Asolo Alpinist: Again a very good fit, not quite as comfy as the Evos, but then they are a stiffer and heavier boot.
La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light: Heavier duty version of the S, more expensive than the other two (not a particular problem).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
The Trango Extremes were very comfortable as well but they are a B3 aren't they?
One thing against the Asolo Alpinist is the amount of stitching on them and the materials. Depending on the type of walking / climbing you're intending on doing you might end up with cold feet if you're standing around belaying a lot.
I'm definitely leaning towards one of the La Sportiva boots, the fit is definitely the best so seems the sensible choice. I guess it's whether I go for the trango S, knowing that at some point I'll probably need to invest in something a little more heavy duty when I start to do more! Or dive straight for the extremes and take a bit of a hit on overall flexibility/comfort. I'm just wondering if it's slight overkill for the time being. Hmmmm.
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