not exactly what I consider "lite" gear, but didn't know where else to post this...
I was wondering if anyone had any experience using Georgia Giant Work Boots (http://www.georgiaboot.com/products/3719/1600G6374/Georgia-Giant-Protective-Toe-Work-Boots/
) for hiking and mountaineering?
they seem to be pretty beefy, not waterproof but fairly resistant, and they have a steel shank so maybe they'll work well with crampons.
thanks, would love to hear your thoughts!