Garmont Montello II
Source: bought it new
Really comfortable and durable trail shoe that I don't use on the trail — ended up liking them too much for everyday wear
- Great looking
Couldn't be happier with these pups. These are the kind of shoes that could easily handle plenty of outdoor adventure but I'm hesitant to rough them up because they look so sharp I don't want to put any wear on them.
Sizing is spot-on for me. These were a little stiff out of the box but it didn't take long to get them feeling just right. These feature numerous anatomically-contoured design features (toebox, tongue, laces, and ankle collar are all offset in ways to fit the foot in a more anatomically correct fashion according to Garmont) and I am a believer —once broken in they feel absolutely wonderful.
I initiated them on a 5-day trip where they were used as casual wear with lots of walking, and they felt great and handled several days of rainy weather just fine. Haven't done any serious hiking in them because I ended up liking them too much for casual wear, but the treads are substantial and the quality is tops — I fully expect they'd hike well. I can't find anything to complain about here.
If you like their looks — and I think they look really handsome — then go for it. A great shoe that's comfortable, well-made, and sharp looking.
Break-in Period: 1 year
Price Paid: $160 CDN
This footwear was comfortable, however when hiking in wet grass they became soaked and didn't dry well at all. I had to throw these out.
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CLOSEOUTS . Stylish enough for urban adventures and rugged enough for the rocky backcountry, Garmontand#39;s Montello II trail shoes have a stylish nubuck upper and a Vibramand#174; rubber outsole thatand#39;s well-suited to walk on the wild side. Available Colors: DARK BROWN. Sizes: 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 14.
- Sierra Trading Post
Free Shipping. Garmont Men's Montello II Shoe SPECIFICATIONS of the Men's Montello Shoe by Garmont Upper: Nubuk Lining: Garmont QDS Sole: Vibram G3+2 Component Set: Vibram G3+2 Weight: 410 grams (1/2 pair size 81/2 US) Applications: Casual work wear, Outdoor casual - campus, Outdoor and urban multisport VIBRAM G3+2 Component Set Midsole: Compression molded EVA for light weight, quick responsiveness, and flexibility Spine: TPU, with specific zones to achieve specific functions Heel stability Decrease of initial pronation at mid foot 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
If your brain has gone to mush and you still have a couple of hours before itAAAs time to go home, put on the Garmont MenAAAs Montello Hiking Shoe and head outside for a half hour to get some fresh air. This lightweight hiking shoe is ideal for urban walking and light trail hiking, and its ADD technology offers you an instant fit with a short break-in period.