Ice axe is a symbol of mountaineering while boots are it's foundation.
photo: two pairs of mountain boots that serve me since 2014
There are several factors to consider when choosing boots for mountaineering.
Thinking about how technical the climb is as well as the terrain and length of approach before purchasing a boot will all help you achieve the right balance between protection, safety, and performance.
Comfort is also an important factor when choosing a mountaineering boot. Discomfort leads to pain, blisters and a greater risk of accident. A semi-rigid or rigid sole and more durable upper take some getting used to, and they will certainly not provide as much comfort as a flexible boot or shoe. However, these features are there for a reason, so don't risk replacing them for flexible boots or trekking shoes just because these are more comfortable as these would not offer the same level of performance during activity.
In the Caucasus you will need a footwear (such as below) for those situations when an approach shoe isn’t enough and that super stiff mountain boot is too much .
Some useful tips:
You can always send me pictures of the boots you consider
and I will help you to make a good choice.
" The earth laughs in flowers..."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gentiana verna (spring gentiana)
Elecampane. Horse heal
Chamaenerion angustifolium. Fireweed
Caucasian lily (Lilium monadelphum)
Orange Alpine poppy
Myosotis alpestris, Alpine forget-me-not
Arnebia pulchra. Prophet Flower