I am a high scaler and install rock fall fences. I bought these boots for work 4 months ago. The tread on the toe came off and the rubber around the toe has come unglued. Also the stitching on the ankle support has come undone. These boots are very comfortable but not that durable. I have tried multiple to contact La Sportiva to see if any of that may be under warranty or see if they can resole them and they will not respond. I am disappointed in the company. For the price of the boots I expected them to be more durable and better customer service
I bought these for the Gran Tetons, we were taking a five day hike from Teton Village and over Paintbrush divide. I bought them ahead of time anticipating a need to break in because of the full leather upper. However, there were great out of the box a do not got better with wear. I did put some smart feet inserts in them and I recommend you do the same with most any boot. These will be ok without an insert and maybe a little better off compared to others because the insert that came with them had some nice structure to it. Water proof out of the box, I would recommend nikwax for further protection. Absolutely love the calf skin lining, I had zero blister problems, my foot stayed comfortable throughout the day , heel locked in with no movement This was my first La Sportiva purchase, I have now ordered an approach boot to wear around town this winter and I am looking at one of their trail shoes. Great brand! Don't worry about the weight they stick to your foot so much I didn't notice.
I have bought owned 2 pairs fo ASOLO Fugitive GTXs, they only lasted 1 year each (I wear every single day as regular walking boots, on and off muddy job sites), the Pamir is built better, wears better, supports better, much more water proof . . . basically a baby Nepal EVO GTX, normal size heel locks in your foot, but large toe area, perfect for wider feet, or double wool socks
Bought this nearly a decade after the nepal extreme boots, which are still in excellent condition (pretty reliable company). These boots are solid; the curve in the sole really makes this boot feel broken-in even before you put socks on. Boot is water-resistant, if you stand in water (about 2 minutes), it might get a little damp inside, so will be applying more water-proofer, not that i go walking in swamps. Otherwise, perfect for heavy loads, and more than anything, your feet will love you,