Found a pair at backcountry.com and one other store (except not in my size) via froogle. Ordered. Received and with my fairly high volume, very wide foot (that fits most size 12 shoes pretty well) it was viselike and torturous even for a try-on with laces made as loose as possible. The tread is the sickest I think I've ever seen and overall construction looks completely badass. Wish they fit! Perfect amount of toe-room means unless they make a wide version the boot will never fit me. :(
I bet this boots are epic, but i wouldnt know because they are sold out of my size EVERYWHERE! GRRRRR
Got mine last week from e-OMC and I love them! If you sign up for a free membership with OMC, you get 10% off. Almost no break in time and very stable on rocky terrain. The sulfur is a good look too!
Do your feet stay warm with these in winter hiking with say.. smart wool hiking socks? I'm use to insulated boots. Hope they are available soon. Didn't see an answer to Daniel's question on the 19th, also wondering same thing about the differences. Thanks.
Actually, I called several of the dealers listed on the Salewa web site - "No Go" across the board, until I talked to Geoff at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. He checked with the North America distributor and got a pair in my size shipped to him. He then got them to me straightaway. Sure, I payed a premium for the delivery to my house - but these are AWESOME on my feet.
I like the weight and waterproof construction(at least up to the top of my arch) combined with the vibram sole. The fit is incredible; haven't had them offroad but have taken them around the block a few dozen times - these are definitely the boots for my hiking/backpacking/hunting outings.
What is the main difference between the Alp Mid trainer GTX and the Mountain trainer GTX Mid?
Just got my pair today. Took a few tries but was finally able to get them to fit perfectly ( had to take the yellow insert out, guess I have high volume=fat feet). I usually run a little wide on my boots but these don't feel too snug with darn wool medium cushion hiking socks on. Very comfortable, so far. Haven't taken them out on a long hike yet but they feel very stable and well built. Tackled a few wet boulders and the vibram soles are very grippy....just hope that doesn't equate to them wearing out too prematurely.
Saw them Monday at Bent Gate Mountaineering in Golden, CO.
Just bought them yesterday (April 7th) from:
Looks like I got the last/only size 12 in men's
Has anyone seen these for sale yet?
Nowhere on the west coast as of April 5th. Even Backcountry.com says they won't be in until April 14th at the earliest. Everyone else from The Bay area to B.C. is backordered.
Still cant find these anywhere.convinced they don't exist
When the boots do appear they will be sold out fast that's for sure.
April 1st. Still can't find them anywhere.
Sizing or fit guidance would be great.. how do they compare to LaSportiva's (I've got narrow feet)?
Still no dice on where to get these. Any suggestions?
Any guidance on sizing?
Awesome, yeah they are definitely worth the wait and price from what I can tell . . .
Heads up folks! I've received several emails about people not being able to find this boot in stores. I just heard from salewa that it is arriving in warehouses this week and will be available through several etailers by April 1 latest (like backcountry.com). Sorry for the lag time, but these boots are worth the wait!
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