Looking for boot opinions

mtmiller

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Well, 3.5 years on my Scarpa Triolets and they are just about slicked off and some stitching is starting to fail. I use these boots every day, so happy with the longevity. I would by another pair, but can't seem to find them at a discount price (paid $238 for current pair). So now I am looking at Grand Dru, but also curious about La Sportiva, Mammut, Zamberlan. Any input....or anyone with NIB 42.5 Triolets? hahaha
 

Mthuntr

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Been putting miles on Zamberlan boots for about 3 seasons. After a ton of side hilling they will soak through after a few hour in wet veg on the sides. Untold mileage so far.
 

Southern Elk

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I tried Zamberlan and they hurt my feet. I know other people love them. I would say try them on before you buy.
 

Randy11

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I've had great luck with La Sportiva. For the price you can find them at it seems like they're very high quality.

They do run narrow though.
 

neffa3

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My person fav were Asolo Fugitives. But the last two times I've needed them I can't find them on sale so I end up going with something else.
 

Elkwhisper

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Scarpas are available in the outdoorprolink deal..... got a pair their and love em. I am guessing that your profession may qualify you for that pro-deal...
 

mtmiller

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I’ve been happy with Zamberlan. You are a ProMotive/Expert Voice member, right?
Yes. Scarpa and La Sportiva are on there as well. Reason I got the Triolet initially. Probably going Gtand Dru, but is a heavier boot.
 

btweedy

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I have Lowa Tibet GTX and they have been great for me for the mountains. I am really loving those. I have hundreds of miles on danner pronghorns over 3 seasons on prairie only and they still look great and are waterproof. I do take really good care of my boots and actually clean them and treat them 1-2 times per season. Too much money into them to do otherwise.
 

KipCarson

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I sadly just had to retired my scarpas after 4 seasons. I cringed paying for them up front but good grief they wound up being worth every penny plus some. I’d buy them again in a heartbeat.
 

mtmiller

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Bite the bullet and buy the Scarpas again. You know they work for you and will be worth every penny
Likely what I will do. If they still carried Triolets, I would have already ordered. I bit apprehensive about the weight of the Grand Dru. I get a good discount, but they are still not giving them away.
 

Gynaroo

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I just switched to Hanwag Alaska (wide) GTX. Three days into the season and I love them. Prior to that I used Under Armour boot for three years.
 
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