Materials: some kind of non goretex material
Break-in Period: none
Weight: a pound/pair
Price Paid: under 100 Ca
I have a high arch and a narrow heel, medium toe span. I loved the assymetrical look of these so I tried them.
To my happiest discovery, these shoes are now my favourite hikers and approach shoes. They allow my complete foot to flex; they wrap around my midfoot like a glove; the arch support makes for stability; and these are not mushy shoes at all. Great grip as well.
The best thing is that they seem to be helping me resolve my achilles tendonitis problem. It seems that 40 years of boot use has limited the ability of my foot to flex properly, so the achilles has been stressed out and taking all the stretch, instead of the entire foot.
I recently used the Nasties to approach Mt. Sir Donald, and on the steep ascent to the bivy camp, with a big heavy pack, my achilles actually felt like they were improving with every step.
I'm keeping these babies and hope Garmont continues making them.
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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. 10 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.
When the going gets tough, the tough get nasty the Garmont Women's Nasty Shoe, that is. The Nasty Trail Shoe is lightweight, yet packed with enough support for all-day comfort. Garmond sandwiched a TPU spine between the sole and midsole to bolster stability and help cut down pronation and supination. The compression-molded EVA midsole wraps high around the heel and arch for added cushion and stability on those rooted, cobbled trails. Garmont's RhinoStrike outsole offers tremendous directional traction in the loosepack. If, heaven forbid, your toes meet terra extra firma, the RhinoStrike sole also has an integrated toe bumper.
- Backcountry Outlet
If Multi-Sport should be your middle name, then the Garmont Women's Nasty Trail Running Shoe is for you. The tough, performance oriented construction gives the shoe cross-trainer appeal, making it a good choice for adventure running, approaches to climbs, even day hiking, scrambling and canyoneering. The key to the Nasty's versatility is the G4 Strike underfoot structure components, including a midsole that consists of compression molded EVA and a thermal plastic urethane spine to both stabilize the foot and offer shock dispersion. The Garmont RhinoStrike outsole is also molded to this frame, contributing a rubber toe bumper and multi-directional lugs to the mix for protection and responsive cornering on technical terrain. A mesh upper with Garmont QDS (Quick Dry Synthetic) lining keeps moisture to a minimum inside the Women's Nasty Trail Running Shoe, a nice benefit when pushing the pace on a warm day.
- Altrec Outdoors