Blue La Sportiva c. 2002
A picture would indeed help
La Sportiva Makalu Women? The older models are pale blue, stiff vibram sole and crampon compatible.
If my memory is correct, the Makalu was a B2, and the Glacier was a B1 i.e. recommended for strap-fit crampons only. So, suitable for winter walking and glacier (sic) crossings. I think they had a 'chunky-looking' sole and a substantial rand; a useful-looking boot.
Hope this helps.
I think I have a pair of Makalu of about the same age and they are compatible with step-in crampons. The sole is fully rigid, with a good rocker, and there are the dents for the crampon to clip into. How bendy are your boots?
The folk at Glenmore lodge assessed them when I did a winter skills course and they were happy to use them with the step-ins.
(they're also about half a size too small for me so would consider selling if someone is after a pair of women's size 7 winter boots)
More photos here
There appears to be a heel welt so they may take a newmatic type binding, but I don't see any sign of a toe welt for a step in crampon.
If you can't find any definite info I'd err on the side of caution and use a strap on. (Oooerr)
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