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SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots

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  • SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots

    Offering modern innovations in sole and upper design, the Scarpa Mont Blanc is the ultimate, all around mountaineering boot.

    Features/Benefits:

    • ErgoFit system offers omni-directional progressive flex
    • ErgoFit encourages a natural gait and greater support
    • Rear randing locks heel securely for climbing performance
    • Lightweight by design for better climbing
    • Gore-Tex membrane keeps feet comfortably dry
    • Advanced Mid-Sole system provides maximum shock absorbency and sensitivity

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots

    Insulated Yes
    Gender Men's
    Outsole Vibram
    Upper 3 mm suede
    Midsole PU/TPU
    Avg. Weight (pair) 4 lb.

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SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Easy to put on & adjust (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Alpine routes (6)
    • Mixed routes (5)
    • Heavy snow (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        50% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        88% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
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      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great boot, especially on sale!

    By Mikey

    from Tennessee

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Ample Toe Box
    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Put On & Adjust
    • High-volume

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Alpine Routes
      • Heavy Snow
      • Mixed Routes

      Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

      Got these on sale for a great price from EMS, so the fit risk was worth the try. It's always a toss of the dice when you buy boots online, hoping you'll be lucky enough to get a good fit out of the box. These boots fit the bill, for me.

      I have a high-volume foot, i.e., a pretty high arch, and a fairly wide forefoot. Keens fit great, that should tell you something. I've had La Sportiva Nepal Evos (too narrow, not enough toe room), the Aku Spyder (beautifully constructed boots, still too narrow for me, or I'd still have them), and tried on several other Scarpas, La Sportivas, etc, and still found them too narrow from the start. It wasn't a matter of breaking them in, either, it was simply a fundamental fit incompatibility, something your foot knows from the git-go. My street shoe size is 10.5-11.0, depending on the maker. I got the 45.5 (11.5-11.66, UK) in these, knowing I'd probably replace the insole and allowing for toe room and a decent wool sock.

      Out of the box, the boots are identical to the pictures I've seen, a nice bright, high-vis orange. The stitching and seams are all fine, the materials and leather solid, no stitch misses or poor quality manufacturing observed. The rubber rand is tight and appears fully sealed at the edges all around each boot. The interior is quite comfortable, the heel cup quite pronounced, as well, it really holds your heel in place, depending on how you lace these boots, which is a whole other subject.

      I replaced the stock Scarpa insoles with a pair of Viesturs insoles, and the very high arch on them was just a bit too much, so they went in a pair of winter boots (Keen Summits), and got them to fit even better than they already did, so I got lucky, there. Went for the Superfeet greens, that did the trick, I found I can use a thicker wool sock (even a silk liner, if need be) without my feet or the boots feeling compressed. So, the fit seems to be adjusted okay.

      It's only gotten down to the low 20s where I live so far this winter, but it's still early. I don't feel the slightest bit of chill at all so far when wearing the boots outside, but I wouldn't expect to, either. Incidentally, I've been hot-natured my whole life, love winter, I don't tend to get too cold no matter the outside temp, my feet and hands tend to stay warm even in sub-zero temps, allowing for selecting the right equipment, that is. That being said, I have worn the Aku Spyder boots in -15 F temps, and did fine. I don't think they were "supposed" to be worn in temps that low, but just to use that as a marker, I'd expect the Mont Blancs to do at least as well for me. They're going to Colorado in February and March, my climbing buddy there who owns a pair says I'll need a pair of 40 Belows as insurance, but that they'll do fine, even though they're not plastics. Sounds ok to me. So I'll submit another post and let you know how that does.

      Ok: Once I got moving on a 4.5-mile trail last weekend, the rocker of the sole gives a nice forward boost, I didn't notice any heel lift or hot spots, although I did adjust the laces a bit (snugging the ankle) a half-mile in. You can skip the "ankle-bend" lace points if you want more of a low-rise, approach boot feel, for me I found I preferred the laces done all the way, it wasn't overkill at all.

      Sorry about the long-windedness, I've noticed other reviews that were quite lengthy, as well, and I've found most of them to be very helpful when so much detail is included. Speaking as the owner of a high-volume, wide forefoot pair of feet, it was a relief to find a pair of pretty sturdy boots (non-plastics, which is what I was looking for) that fit so well, lots of toe wiggle room without it being too much, have excellent traction, are downright comfortable, and for me, look good. Hope this helps, if you're still awake!

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome product!

      By Turtleman

      from Santa Cruz

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Alpine Routes
        • Mixed Routes

        Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

        Overall this is a fantastic boot. I put in 2 solid 8 hour days of hiking/climbing having never worn the boots and my feet felt great. These feel like 4 pound Italian slippers. I bought them as a 4 season boot for alpline climbing and I am completely satisfied. Caution-front the money to order several pairs to try on, these kind of boots fit and feel totally different than a hiking boot. I ended up buying one whole size larger than my normal hiking boot. I also got a pair of Sabretooth auto crampons and a large pair of Croc gaiters for my size 44 boots, a great setup.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I haven't shopped at EMS since I was kid in N.H. I got a tremendous 20% off, no tax and no shipping. This was an amazing deal!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels full size too small
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fit Fantastic

        By Lava

        from SouthWest USA

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

            My feet S@%(, wide no arch.. Have a pair of Sportiva EVO's resoled 3X's leather now cracked time to replace. These Scarpas were more comfortable on the steeps the 1st time out.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
             
            4.0

            Really Nice Boots

            By mtnmanvt

            from Burlington, VT

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy To Put On & Adjust
            • Great Grip

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                This might be a little early to review but really impressed so far. First of all, I've been a size 11 for most of my life and had to get a size 12. I broke in the new boots on a 10 mile hike in the Whites with lots of ice and fresh snow with temps not exceeding the single digits. Boots worked great with microspikes although I should have been wearing crampons. Boots were warm and comfortable and did not feel bulky or uncomfortable in any way. After just one hike I have to say that I'm pleased with the purchase and feel this is a solid boot that will last a long time.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels full size too big
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                GREAT BOOTS, GREAT PRICE .

                By Cyrus

                from Maui.

                Verified Reviewer

                Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                I'm gear up to climb Mont-Blanc next season and have been looking for a good deal for a while on Scarpa Mont-Blanc.
                Found them on EMS at a great deal and couldn't pass them by.
                My bigger foot measures precisely 11-1/16" I have a narrower hill and wider toes (surfer feet). I was looking for a pair of 45-1/2" but EMS only had them in size 46, it turns out that 46 was the perfect size (I wear them with two pairs of socks). Great boot, great comfort, great fit, I expect minimal break in time.

                Shipping time was great, I live in hawaii and got them in 5 days !

                Thank you EMS.

                 
                4.0

                Fits wide feet

                By lookaught

                from Vermont

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Mango Colored
                • Warm
                • Wide Toe Box

                Cons

                • A Bit Heavy
                • Footbeds Not Supportive

                Best Uses

                • Alpine Routes
                • Vertical Ice

                Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                These boots are a bit heavy compared to dedicated ice climbing boots but I wanted a set that would perform on everything from vertical ice to alpine to glacier travel. I have pretty wide feet in the toe area (called a 6th toe haha) and most shoes are too narrow, but these fit very well. My only complaint besides the weight is the footbeds could really be a bit more supportive... they are very flimsy and while warm enough, my medium arch feet need a bit more. I think a set of superfeet insoles will fix this... for another $40....

                Overall a nice boot, I've only used them for vertical ice so far (WI2-WI4+) and they have done well, some loosening over the course of the day but that's expected with boots that arent fully broken in yet. I use Petzl lynx toe bailed crampons which attach perfectly.

                I wear a 43 in virtually every brand, and bought a 43.5 in this boot to fit slightly thicker socks when needed. Even with thin socks these cinch down well and the fit is excellent.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels too wide
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great Boot

                By Climber Eric

                from Ashburn, VA

                About Me Avid Adventurer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Put On & Adjust
                • Good Construction
                • Good Design
                • Good Mixed Climbing
                • Versatile
                • Walkable Boot

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Alpine Routes
                  • Heavy Snow
                  • Mixed Routes

                  Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                  This is a great boot. Unfortunately my feet are very hard to fit and I couldn't make the boot work for me. If my feet did fit this boot though I would definitely buy it as the construction is similar to the Nepal Evo GTX and I know it would last me for years.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this boot

                  By Eric

                  from New Hampshire

                  About Me Avid Adventurer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Easy To Put On & Adjust

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Alpine Routes
                    • Heavy Snow
                    • Mixed Routes

                    Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                    One of the most comfortable boots I have owned. Ended up having to special order a size larger because my toes banged against the end but with the new size these boots are perfect. If you are going to spend this kind of money on some boots, be sure they fit perfectly. They feel totally different from a hiking boot, because of their rigidity but it just takes getting used to. They have kept my feet warm so far, and have yet to disappoint me- they're extremely comfortable and the toe box has plenty of room in it.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels full size too small
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good boots. Size used is misleading

                    By Anis

                    from Tunis

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Put On & Adjust
                    • Great Grip

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Alpine Routes
                      • Mixed Routes

                      Comments about SCARPA Mont Blanc GTX Mountaineering Boots:

                      Boots used for moutaineering

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels half size too big
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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