What’s that bit for?

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QWhat’s the use of the heel ledge on my win­ter walk­ing boots? Nic Sparks, Not­ting­ham

Trail says Some 4-sea­son boots, B2- or B3-rated, may fea­ture a pro­trud­ing shelf or ledge on the heel. This ledge makes the boots cram­pon-com­pat­i­ble as it al­lows C2- and C3-rated cram­pons, with heel clip bind­ings, to be se­curely fit­ted to them. These types of cram­pons are gen­er­ally eas­ier, quicker and more ver­sa­tile to fit than strap-on cram­pons, which is im­por­tant in very cold con­di­tions.

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