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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2005, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
 
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I appreciate any comments on the Scarpa Freney Pro. Has anybody used these boots?

If you have used them, what do they compare to? How stiff are they? Would you recommend them?

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They are climbing boots - not really hiking boots.
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You could use 'em for hiking, but I doubt they'd ever break in to the point where you could make good distances without tearing your feet up. Are you looking for a hiking boot or an alpine climber? Do you need crampon compatability? How far do you need to go? There are some big boots that take semi auto crampons and can make some decent distances, like the Salomon SM Lite, but it's still a pretty big stiff boot.
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I appreciate any comments on the Scarpa Freney Pro. Has anybody used these boots?

If you have used them, what do they compare to? How stiff are they? Would you recommend them?

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They are mountaineering boots...not hiking boots. If you want some thing to be used for hiking you will be wasting your money on these...unless you want to look hardcore. I have the older Freney's and although they are absolutely fantastic on technical climbs and scrambly type stuff they are very uncomfortable on long hikes.
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I have the Freney Lites, which are typically described as a "cross-over" boot. They were bought as a replacement for my lighter Mantas and were rather pleasingly marked down in price(the VPO CT gear event). I have found them to be very comfortable, in fact supplanting my dedicated light hikers, but the caveat is that my feet resemble failed genetic experiments anyway, so what works for me may not work for you. In any case, They only have maybe 15 hikes or so thus far, so any problems may not have manifested yet. Mine actually don't seem much stiffer than the Mantas, but I haven't had a chance to try them with my flexis yet (have worked well with my MSR snowshoes, although I've heard that the asymmetry of the boots sometimes causes problems with the MSR lacing and platform).

Like any boots, I would simply recommend that you try lots of pairs on and go with what works for the applications you're looking for. Not very helpful, I know, but I can at least say that I've gone through a few pairs of Scarpas and found them to generally be good boots.
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