These boots are worth every penny. However a word about sizes. I first purchased a pair of these boots last November, size 8 or 42 uk. I have only worn them several times as they hurt my feet. I am size 8 42 uk. I have other branded boots for my size which i have found very comfortable from day one. I do not wear the size 8 scarpas any more. I researched the sizes and spoke to scarpa themselves. In my estimation and experience it will pay you to go a size and width larger. I took the plunge and purchased another pair only now size 43 uk and BXX width. With thick socks i have worn them now 5-6 times on decent walks and have had no problems what so ever. They are extremely comfortable indeed that is why i have rated them 5 stars. Just bear in mind when trying them on. For info size 43 uk or size 9 is 8 3/4. The size 8 or 42 uk i would suggest for a person of 7 to 7 1/2.
But try them on first with a thick sock and bear in mind your feet swell when hot.