Re: Winter boots - advise needed...
For walking/mountain use, Scarpa SL's have no competitor. They are simply the best that money can buy (and are not as much as some inferior models too!). For more info read last month's TRAIL magazine - 49/50!
I have just bought a pair - they've replaced my Nanok Endurance -25 as the best bit of kit I own - and they are simply superlative. Nothing can vie with them - and only £150. GET THEM! :-)
MEN WANTED FOR HAZARDOUS JOURNEY. SMALL WAGES, BITTER COLD, LONG MONTHS OF COMPLETE DARKNESS, CONSTANT DANGER, SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. HONOR AND RECOGNITION IN CASE OF SUCCESS.
Reverend "Norwegian Spruce" Arctic Hobo of the Bushcrafti