/ Boot widths
Whilst at the lodge I was loaned an oldish pair of Scarpa Vegas which are a damn sight wider feeling than the lovely red Omegas. I know I need wide shoes for my flat pasty feet. I don't want to keep driving miles to try on a single pair of boots or send tonnes back via the post so what boots are wide fitting so I have a starting point?
I want them to be proper warm since I get cold toes sitting in the office! So I was thinking about boots with built in gaiters too.
Cost isn't too much of an issue up to about £350ish, eg I'd rather pay a bit extra for something worth it which will last and be warm instead of a cheap option which freezes me needing yet another pair of boots.
I currently have so Asolo B2s which fit nicely if that's any help.
in thick socks uk9, normally have thin inner soles. instead off fsctory fit ones to reduce pronation too.
Go into Ellis Brigham and ask for a discount as you can't afford RRP (even if you can) and they'll knock something off it. Got mine for £280 down from £360.
I should also say if suggesting places I live in Plymouth, so quite a long way from the mountains! 12 1/2 hour journey home last Saturday!
Rock bots yes, a good selction of winter boots no. There's a Cotswolds and Go Outdoors and that's it really.
Shame we are so far from mountains.
> Go into Ellis Brigham and ask for a discount as you can't afford RRP (even if you can) and they'll knock something off it. Got mine for £280 down from £360.
Wow, I always understood that Ellis Brigham never give money off anything, ever.
Urban Rock do the Nepal Evo pretty cheaply, though they're in London so that might not help much.
I've had a good fit with the Scarpa Phantom Guides, which seem fairly available, though they might be a bit above your budget
Maybe he was just a decent bloke trying to help a lad out but i'm sure most staff who are climbers etc would be pretty similar.
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