« Last post by rpdoucette on January 12, 2017, 04:27:53 PM »
I tried on the three Sportiva boots of interest to me, once the damn things were finally in stock. The Nepal Ice Cube seemed pretty stiff in the ankle, but that would likely soften once the boot was broken in. the Trango Ice Cube was really nice, but likely too thin for a mid winter all around boot. It doesn't have much rocker either, so I worried about how well it walks on a long approach. I bought the Baturas. They are wicked light, warm enough, very flexible in the ankle, and the built in gaiter is nice. Very expensive, but I had just the right amount of credit at IME. I've climbed in them several days now, and they are great. Less heel lift than any boot I have ever had...