I picked up these boots for my Mount Rainier climb and absolutely loved them. The Latok XT were my introduction into the Lowa brand and I have no doubt that I'll be picking up some of their other footwear. I wore Darn Tough socks with these boots and never once did my feet get cold throughout the entire climb. They also worked perfectly with the Grivel g12 newmatic crampons. I tested out wearing my pants over the gaiters and under and both options were equally comfortable. Can't wait to get these boots on some ice routes this winter.