Scarpa Wrangell GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's
Scarpa wrangell boots are heavy duty
These are an excellent mountaineering boot with very rigid ankle support and a nice stiff platform. They are not hiking boots for the casual hiker. I bought them for Coues deer, elk, and bighorn sheep hunting here in AZ. These animals hang in steep, loose, rocky terrain. The boots are well built and have a very aggressive Vibram sole. The rubber band is a nice addition. The leather looks like suede, but is much thicker and stiffer, probably nubuck. I used snow seal on them for breaking in. The Wrangells replaced my Meindl Alaskan Hunters which are very comparable. The main difference is that there is a lot of padding inside the Scarpa's, especially in the tongue and ankle. The padding actually holds my foot in place.
February 10, 2014