been wearing meindls for about nine years now. i've worn the denalis the most, but the alaska hunters and canada hunters as well. i've recently added two months to my guiding season (barbary sheep hunting in desert mountains) and the last pair of meindls i walked out of in 7 months. i'll never say anything bad about meindls...they are an excellent boot. but all good boots are expensive, and itd be nice to get at least a full year out of a pair like i used to.
so on a whim i got a pair of scarpa wrangells...and theyre giving me blisters. just one boot. wore blisters around all spring and i'm over it. i'm used to being able to walk right into a hunt with a new pair of meindls, even the stiffer alaska hunter model...not so with these italian boots. gonna try to get em softer by soakin em in hot water, and then walking them dry. any other ideas? i like everything about em except that the heel on the right boot just rubs me wrong. proly just my foot, but i've never had trouble with meindls.
anybody else wear scarpa wrangells? got any magical book break in techniques?
just a query...thanks