BTW: Have you looked into boots with BOA? Found my double BOA K2 Contour extremely handy for skinning. Don't know how it is for you, but especially during the first hours I get uncomfortable every half an hour. With the BOA you don't even have to stop hiking, you can adjust the tightness of the inner and outer boot seperately while taking steps.
The convenience would be nice, but I'd be nervous about wearing something that isn't field repairable.
Capita Charlie Slasher 154
Venture Storm 156