yes, and with a similar weight. Meh, it's not what the cool kids are doing. I've been selling loads of Asolo Alpinists: something like a 100 g lighter per boot and a much cleaner design. Plus a brilliant last capable of accomodating pretty much any foot. Is it just me or is the Manta not just a very good fit since they dicked around with the last recently?
Speaking of which, has anybody actually used this GSB system? We've had 2 people in the store come back with broken boots: the rubber below the little hole in the front had just been totally destroyed. Which meant that whole point of a super-secure crampon attachment just didn't work.
(they got their money back, before you ask..
From the picture, they don't seem to have the cunning little D rings that allow you to lock the laces at the heel on the 60 degrees.
Speaking of which... I must send mine in... the right one is defective and leaks badly, and they don't make them any more
Outdoors Warehouse in Windermere stock Aku boots, Ben, could try there.
I tried on a pair of Aku Edge when I was up on the OM meet the other weekend. Ooh, they're nice boots, and if my toes were a couple of mm shorter I'd have snapped up a pair. But alas, the next size up didn't fit round the heel
Never mind, ended up with a pair of ORANGE Kaylands instead
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