Me too they are totally worth the money.
Thanks Jeb.Got a pair of Alpinestars SMX6 WPs. Bloody brilliant in every respect.
the Alpinestar SM-X6's fit me brilliantly ( sz 45), and the same is true of the 45 SMX Plus GTX. given our (wet ) weather, though, I need and want waterproof. but I also want breathable. don't you find the WP versions kinda hot and sweaty JEB?Got a pair of Alpinestars SMX6 WPs. Bloody brilliant in every respect.
hey, I have a pair of those too, which I put many many pitches and a huge number of miles of approach on. excellent boots. had an earlier Scarpa too, the Weisshorn if I recall correctly. heavier, earlier technology, but frikkin awesome tough and stiff and comfy. I used to do a lot of winter waterfall ice climbing, and they were just 'the best' at providing a solid platform, keeping you warm, and being comfortable too. (what was the Scarpa plastic boot? the Vega? had those too. OK for cold / high altitude, but you couldn't really climb in them - not enough ankle flexibility...)I have a pair of Scarpa Mantas in hydrophobic leather that whilst not for very high altitude, they're a true four season boot. Trudged through many a snow drift in them with feet remaining warm and dry!