MONT BLANC GTX

Price $469.00

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Description

Offering modern innovations in sole and upper design, this is the ultimate all-around mountain boot.

Offering modern innovations in sole and upper design, this is the ultimate all-around mountain boot.

Features

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Specs

  • Upper: 3mm Suede Perwanger HS12
  • Lining: Gore-Tex® – Insulated Comfort
  • Insole: Pro-Fiber
  • Midsole: PU/TPU
  • Sole: Vibram® TT3
  • Last: AG
  • Sizes: 39 - 47, 48 (half sizes)
  • Weight: 920g; 2lbs (1/2 pair size 42)
  • Color: Mango
  • Product Code: 87501/201

Technologies

  • Gore-Tex
  • Vibram

Sizing

SCARPA Sizing Chart

Measure your foot with a ruler, using cm or inches; convert to Euro or US using this chart. If you need mondo sizing, please refer to the SCARPA chart on this page/tab. We recommend you purchase two sizes, the size you think you are plus one .5 size bigger for fit testing at home. As long as the products are in like new condition and the packaging is 100% intact, we will credit you for the returned product.

General fitting rules depend on the product's intended use... follow the appropriate guidelines below for best results.

Trail/mountain/approach/lifestyle products:

  • The bigger/heavier/more supportive the product, the more you may want to upsize .5 - 1full size. Lighter, softer, more supple shoes can be sized closer to your measured size.
  • Note: SCARPA Plastic mountain boots all use UK sizing; UK converts easily: 1 full size smaller than US men's size, 2 sizes smaller than US women's size.
  • Try on with appropriate socks for your usage. The bigger the boot, the more appropriate a bigger sock (sounds crazy, huh?)
  • If you use orthotics or already have aftermarket footbeds, measure against the standard footbed in boot. Fit into boot for sizing/fitting the boot.
  • Best to try on at the end of the day when your feet are larger/swollen, than when your feet are fresh to ensure good fit after a long day.
  • Lacing can play an incredibly important part of a good fit. Be sure to play with lacing when analyzing fit.
  • Make sure your heel isn't slipping.
  • Make sure your toes aren't hitting the end.

**Approach shoes may be sized smaller for performance purposes but beware... small shoes are really uncomfortable on the trail.

Rock climbing shoes

  • From your measured size, you'll want to consider downsizing .5 - 2 full sizes. The flatter the shoe, the closer to your measured size; the more downturned/aggressive the shoe, the more you'll want to downsize.
  • The best fit is comparative between sizes and only you will be able to judge that, though an experience climber could offer good insights to your fit.
  • If it feels painful, it may break in... or it may not.
  • Pain sucks as a rule of thumb though and makes climbing miserable.
  • Only you can judge what's 'acceptable' discomfort.
  • Good fitting rock shoes shouldn't necessarily be 'comfortable' by walking/running shoe standards.
  • Look for looseness/bagginess in the toes and heel. Bagginess can mean 'slop' when climbing with feet perspiring, etc.
  • Toes should completely fill the toebox.
  • Heel should feel solid; like they won't pull off if heel hooking.
  • Any foot movement in new shoes will mean sloppy fit when broken in.

Ski boots

  • From your measured foot, convert to US size using the scale. Translate the US size to Mondo size using the SCARPA mondo scale (not 'true' mondo conversion)
  • Shell fit: taking liner out of the shell and inserting foot, toes touching end of shell but completely flat.
  • Should have 1.5 - 2 fingers of space behind heel and heel of shell (between 14mm - 20mm)
  • Too little space = go up one shell
  • Too much space = go down one shell
  • If not sure... fit test BOTH shell sizes
  • Put on a ski sock for gosh sake!
  • Use and orthotic? Put it the boot (after taking out the standard footbed).
  • Put foot in boot AND BUCKLE IT! You can not tell a boot fit without buckling it
  • This will pull your heel back into the heel pocket, relieving cramped toe space
  • Boots do pack out! A 'comfy' fit when new will mean slop later.
  • Regardless, your toes should NOT be pressed against the end of the liner
  • Get your Intuition liners molded! This provides THE BEST FIT available.
  • Any minor pressure points or space will be eliminated by molding
  • Find an experience SCARPA dealer for fitting/molding
  • Boot fitting is an incredible service and generally requires a service fee of varying amounts... it's worth it though!

More good information fitting available here.

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Recent Reviews

  • Anonymous Dec 6, 2011

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    You may think they are on the pricey side,believe me well worth it. I work at a ski area in Colorado. I use the Mont Blanc's while working in the snow or on a tower. My feet stay warm and comfortable even during very long days. On my time off i mountaineer and ice climb. The boots hold up well to all conditions, fit so well i hardly notice. Allows the use of crampons and are a really great all around boot! Be sure to get a proper fit, waterproof if necessary,use some gaiters and enjoy!

  • Anonymous May 25, 2011

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    A very solid and excellent boot, with nice features. I find it perfect for spring mountaineering when your feet are in snow all day but the temperatures are not sub-zero. I would wear warm socks for winter and keep moving to keep the toes warm. I can lace these more loosely in winter to help with the warmth, but this boot is not for Denali (which it is clearly not designed for). The fit is very good (wide toe box, wide forefoot), but I have movement in the heel (not the company's fault: a personal foot shape issue). The extended sole in front of the toe allows for automatic crampon use, but I find the extension unnecessary for most days in the mountains, and a mild hinderance. A top- notch boot, stiff enough for front pointing, excellent quality and superior feel. Would recommend it to most of my serious mountaineering buddies.

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2011

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    The boots are well made and I really like the lacing options and fit. However, it has required about 20 trail miles to break them in. I would develop a sharp painful spot on the bottom of my big toe and think that is due to how rigid the boot is. Climbed Mount Hood yesterday with none of those painful issues but at times I feet did get cold especially after the crampons were put on. Temps were probably in single digits or below and was able to warm my toes up by wiggling them after every other step. I'm probably more sensitive to cold than other folks after sustaining some minor cold injuries back in December. Worth checking out, good boot for sure.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2011

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    These MB GTXs are the perfect alternative to plastic boots.  While not as durable as their plastic cohorts, the comfort is extraordinary.  Be sure to get the proper fit and know how to adjust the lacing through alternative lace configurations.  For the serious mountaineer, these boots are worth putting on.  Now you can forget about any previous foot issues and concentrate on the summit journey.  

  • Anonymous Oct 24, 2010

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    There are not too many boots which fit like a slipper the first time you put a pair on your feet.  The heal pocket is perfect and having alternative lacing configurations give climbers variety when climbing conditions warrant a quick lace and tie change.  Cheers to an excellent boot. While pricey, these MBs deliver.