User Review: Garmont Men's Sticky Weekend
Materials: Sticky rubber, canvas, suede leather
Use: Walk-ins, scrambling, low grade climbing, grade IV
Break-in Period: immediate but amazingly improves with time
Weight: Not significant, like a trainer.
Price Paid: around $68 several years ago
These shoes, purchased from REI, were considerably cheaper than comparable products at the time. I took great care to get the optimum size that would allow me to do an approach of several miles while still providing an above average climbing capability.
I used them for the walk in to Grand Teton twice, among other uses, although in the end opted for rock shoes for the Complete Exum Direct. I would now be happy to do the climb in these, as they have good sticky rubber Vibram soles and rand with stiff, flat inside edge (important) - but alpinism was new to me at the time.
They have lasted years although I tend to save them for climbing related activities as they are such a perfect fit (the large number of eyelets allow very precise lacing, and I vary the tightness for walking/climbing. I bought them close fitting and the sides have bedded in nicely, molding to my feet even as I gained weight, which widened my feet).
I recently wore them on holiday while scrambling on seaside rocks, bass plugging - they were outstandingly secure. Far superior to waders or wellington boots - which generally lead to heavy, painful falls (saw a fishing legend fall flat on his back in waders).
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