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The Total Package: The Women’s Mont Blanc Boot

Jan. 14th 2014

The complete mountain woman excels on rock, snow and ice. And so does the women-specific, all-mountain Mont Blanc GTX. On any given day, this all-rounder thrives on kicking waterfall ice, slogging through steep snow, circumnavigating exposed ridges, and battling all other mountain scenarios that comes its way. Crafted specifically to meet the needs of women’s feet, this four-season mountain boot is designed and built for versatility and alpine performance.

What stands out about this women’s version of the Mont Blanc GTX is its ability to both climb well and walk well. That’s thanks to its midsole construction, which uses a rigid TPU frame for performance on front points or edges. But, shock-absorbing polyurethane inserts provide cushioning beneath the frame and through the middle of it. Combine that innovative midsole design with the right amount of rocker for walking and a Total Traction sole from Vibram, and you have the right blend of performance for both the approach and the climb.

SCARPA’s advanced ErgoFit upper cuff offers good ankle support with flexibility for full articulation when making technical moves over rock and ice. Rear randing further locks heels securely in place for agility and performance. Compatible with fully and semi-automatic crampons, the Mont Blanc plays nice with discerning tastes in spikes too.

The all-day comfort seals the deal for the Mont Blancs. The insulated Gore-Tex lining and tongue closure reduces any excess bulk, keeps the fit snug, warm and clean, and also increases overall sensitivity. Whether it’s a full day at the ice park, a long alpine route far from the trailhead, or staying warm and dry on a fourth-class summit, the Mont Blanc doesn’t play favorites. And, at less than two pounds per boot (size 38), they mind the weight side of the equation as well.

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