Garmont Flash III XCR
I purchased these because I have a hard time finding boots that fit wider feet. I am on my second pair and had the first pair for 2.5 years.
I have done day hikes up to 20 miles, light backpacking (30lb) for up to 20 miles, climbed 14K peaks in talus and boulder fields and even wore them snow shoeing.
These are the only light hiker 4" boots that have a lacing system that allows me to go from the ankle eyelet to the top eyelet hook and back down to the second from top eyelet hook.
After 2.5 years the leather and rubber toe cover finally split.
Use: rough trail w/ heavy pack / rainy season
Break-in Period: 7 Months
Weight: 65 kilograms
I found the Garmont hiking boot really good in design. It has a good sole grip and the fit to my feet is ok.
The thing I found not good to me is the sole, and in tropical country like Philippines, you should have a better hiking boot, and what happened in my Garmont hiking boot, it separated the sole from the body of shoe.
Use: light pack 16mi
Break-in Period: 8 weeks
Price Paid: too much
While breaking in boot feels ok, then completely fails on the trail. 2 whole weeks to get my feet back to normal.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
The Garmont Flash GTX boot is an evergreen Garmont classic in a completely new set up. This boot is great for all weather day hikes and light multi-day trips. The new EVA midsole with an additional heel strike support, TPU spine to stabilize, and Vibram outsole are integrated to reduce weight and provide an easy walking stride.
- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Garmont Men's Flash III XCR Boot SPECIFICATIONS of the Men's Flash XCR Shoe by Garmont Upper: Nubuk + Synthetic leather + Synthetic fabric Lining: Gore-Tex XCR Sole: Vibram G3+2 Component Set: Vibram G3+2 Weight: 565 grams (1/2 pair size 81/2 US) Applications: Day hikes, Mountain town everyday, Outdoor casual / urban / campus VIBRAM G3+2 Component Set Midsole: Polyurethane (PU) for protection and durability Spine: TPU, with specific zones to achieve specific functions Heel stability Decrease of initial pronation at mid foot and forefoot Protection from anatomically angled grid for natural flex Outsole: Semi blocked heel design for braking and deceleration security Rear facing forefoot lugs provide toe-off traction Mid-foot lugs are large and square for added stability
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
For all-weather day hikes, light multi-day trips, walking trails or pavement, the Garmont Flash III GTX offers Gore-Tex protection from wet conditions with enhanced breathability, as well as comfort and stability in a lightweight, durable boot.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Flash 3 XCR by Garmont are the perfect boots for all-weather day hikes and light weekend trips. Mid-height nubuck leather and nylon mesh uppers are lightweight, flexible and durable for active outdoor use. Seam-sealed Gore-Tex(R) XCR(R) inserts with wicking nylon linings protect feet from water leakage and offer superb breathability. Rubber toe caps protect feet and uppers from bumps and abrasion; gusseted and padded tongues keep out debris and relieve lace pressure. Crafted with Anatomically Directed Design(TM) components which biomechanically models the shoe form to the human foot. Asymmetrical lacing, lateral tongue posting, enlarged first metatarsal toe box, and differentiated ankle bone pockets all customize the fit. Removable, anatomic footbeds add cushioning and have wicking topsheets for fast drying. Includes trim-to-fit volume adjustment shims for customizing fit. Polyurethane midsoles with heel inserts supply cushioning and shock absorption for all-day comfort. Thermoplastic urethane midsole supports offer control flex and true trail stability. Vibram(R) G3.
- REI refers to the men's version