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How to buy a professional shoe for climbing mountain?

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1. Posted by micaline (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Tell me the answer to the question of the title?
Thanks a lot.

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 17, 2006 8:45 AM by micaline ]

2. Posted by Demian (Full Member 117 posts) 10y

The best way is to go to a professional outdoor shop. They have the widest choice in mountain boots, and have the knowledge to assist you.

It all depends on a lot of factors:
- what kind of climb: expedition style, day walk or rock climbing
- what climate (altitude, hot, cold)
- terrain conditions? (snow, wet, rocky, etc.)
- how you tackle the mountain (just walking or 'real' climbing)
- how long you're going for (a couple of days in a row or just a three hour daywalk)
- how much weight you carry (the whole 20 kg's or just a day pack)
- what kind of feet you have (sensitive, in need of a lot of ankle suport, and so on)

Of course, you need totally different shoes to climb Everest than to walk up a summer mountain in France, or a rain forest vulcano...

Anyway, if you need more advice, just specify a little more and I might be able to assist.
(I've done al sorts of mountain climbing, and bought all sorts of shoes to do it)

3. Posted by philo (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

As Demian says, it is very dependant.

I have some Solomon boots for my mountaineering. After many blisters, they finally work properly, but I wouldn't dream of taking them to a very hot country as they are built for cooler places, like the Alps.

I'll keep an eye out for your reply, so I can answer your question properly.