I have high arches, narrow heel -- used to swear by…
Materials: can't remember what its called but light n tuff
Use: everything but heavy loads (low cut)
Break-in Period: 15 mins or so... insoles take longer than shoe
Price Paid: $35 Aww yeah!
I have high arches, narrow heel -- used to swear by Merrell till I put these on. This is definitely the best fitting shoe for me I've ever had. I've been through 5-10's, Lowas, Merrels, Salomons... everything. It hugs my foot and the toe box is big feeling, but when I walk it doesn't slip at all cause of the way that they have the box angled. Look at your feet -- your big toe starts further from your heel than your pinky toe (well mine does). That's how they shape the toe box and laces. RRead the tag -- it'll explain all this. It feels different when you walk, try em.
Very comfortable and durable shoe. I hiked the AT…
Use: thru hike
Break-in Period: couple days
Weight: 27 ib. pack weight on average, up to 35 at times.
Price Paid: $85
Very comfortable and durable shoe. I hiked the AT last year and picked these up in Damascus after my feet became enlarged and my Eclipses (Garmont) no longer fit. I hiked the rest of the trail in these, which was over 1700 miles, and while they finally were nearly toast at the end they made it and only had a few small blowouts. The sole was still intact though and the comfort was still good. Just a workhorse that gets the job done.
This shoe is incredible. After suffering from foot…
Materials: Gore-tex (I think)
Break-in Period: none!
Price Paid: $99.99
This shoe is incredible. After suffering from foot pain, I came across this shoe at our local mountain gear. I loved the way they looked ("Nasty"). But when I tried them on, it was the best shoe I had ever worn. They are comfortable, lightweight, and perfectly customized for your feet. They are as tough as nails too. I hope they make more of this type of shoe!
These are expensive shoes but amazingly comfortable.
Use: light hiking, trail running
Break-in Period: none
Weight: under a pound
Price Paid: $100
These are expensive shoes but amazingly comfortable. I've done a lot of light hiking in these and never had a problem. Incredibly light. They are so comfortable I might even try them on an ultralight backpacking trip sometime. I plan on buying another pair as soon as I see them go on sale or look like they might possibly be discontinued.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Built for speed and agility on backcountry trails, the Garmont Nasty multi-sport shoe features a fast-forward ergonomic shape and 3D design for traction at any angle.
- Mountain Gear
When you hit the trail, you can expect things to get nasty sooner or later. The Garmont Men's Nasty Shoe is ready for any fast-paced alpine assault you can dish out. The Nasty Shoe delivers ultra comfort and support when you need a lightweight answer to your clunky hiking boots. Don't get lightweight and flimsy mixed up though. The Nasty features a TPU spine for , and a wrap-around EVA midsole for ankle-roll-resisting goodness on that aspen single track. The Nasty's tread design is nothing short of its namesake either you'll stay planted in sketchy scree or buffed-out alpine glades.
- Backcountry Outlet
CLOSEOUTS . Garmont's Nasty trail shoes have radical styling that matches the contours and flex zones of feet. Asymmetrical lacing angle allows the shoe to flex where the foot naturally flexes. Wrap-around outsole lets you move through rugged terrain and protects forefoot and heel strike area. Internal thermoplastic spine protects under the forefoot, stabilizing midfoot Lower section of upper is a water-repellent tight weave Includes comfort volume adjustment shims Synthetic mesh uppers Weight: 1 lb. 14 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China.
- Sierra Trading Post
The 'Mountain Bike' of trail shoes. Traction both underfoot, and surrounding the foot. A gnarly looking, fast-paced, go everywhere, do anything light trail shoe. The Nasty's radical styling matches the contours and flex zones of the foot. Asymmetrical lacing angle grabs the foot naturally and allows the shoe to flex where the foot naturally flexes. Wrap-around outsole lets you move through rugged terrain with security. Funky anatomical upper styling comfortably wraps and supports foot. Tight weave, water repellant lower section of upper is mated to a breathable shape conforming upper. Garmont's TrailStrike/Rhino Outsole allows foot to move with the terrain, protects forefoot and heel strike areas. Pod design strategically places lugs for traction, support and braking. Internal thermoplastic spine protects under the forefoot, stabilizes mid-foot. EVA midsole cushions impact and protects by wrapping around the lower area of the shoe. Snug, low-mid volume fit.